Joni Aldrich SOS: Supporter of Survival

TheLiteratePatient: No Bedpan to Bedside

March 18, 201449 min
In U.S. hospitals, more than 290,000 surgical site infections occur every year (CDC). Some patients die; others live with serious, recurring infections. What could lower that dramatically? Hand washing by medical staff. Ask everyone who walks into your hospital room to wash their hands. Guest: Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections. Co-host: Dr. Melissa Stewart, Practical Patient Literacy: The Medagogy Model. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on

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