DON'T IGNORE THIS WARNING - IT COULD COST
YOU YOUR LIFE OR LIMB
COULD SAVE YOUR
[Daily Mail- GOOD HEALTH- November18, 2008]
We all know about bugs on
hospital wards, but surely you're safe on
the operating table?
Sadly NOT -as tens of
thousands are discovering every year.
they cut you open the open wound is
immediately a source of infection and the
Tony Field of the patient
group MRSA Support, recommends ALL PATIENTS
having a routine operation TAKE their own
to use before SURGERY.
keep the skin clear of
bacteria for three hours. We
recommend patients use a cream like that
BEFORE AN INCISION IS
allow a surgical site to be uncovered
even for the
WHEN AN INFECTION CAN GET IN.'
estimated 400,000 NHS patients in England
were affected last year-YOU could be part of
the statistic for this year if you ignore
this salutary warning.
extract]- by RACHEL ELLIS]