Learn how to prevent most hospital-associated infections
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The goal of Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital is for patients to have a safe, healthy and infection-free hospital experience. This is promoted by the expert care provided by Rhode Island Hospital's professional staff in cooperation with patients.
All hospital employees-physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and food service and maintenance workers alike-adhere to a pro-active program that has decreased patients' risks to infections. Patients are considered vital members of our infection-free team: upon being admitted to the hospital all patients are advised on effective methods of avoiding infection so that they have the best chance for a successful and healthful hospital stay.
Additionally, Rhode Island Hospital's medical faculty is engaged in researching the causes of infections and how to effectively control them; they participate and publish findings in national and international health care forums and medical journals.
Highlights of specific programs, procedures and research in infection prevention and control at Lifespan's hospitals include:
We encourage you to visit this website for regular updates on hospital-wide efforts in infection control and submit questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, links to published articles authored and presented by Lifespan medical personnel on infection reduction and control will be posted here.