How Can Medical Facilities and Hospitals Prevent Meningitis?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends each medical facility or hospital have at least one person trained in infection prevention who develops, implements and oversees an infection prevention policy. Infection prevention policies must be individually tailored to the hospital or facility and should address environmental cleaning and employee protocols. Of course, the policy is worthless if sufficient and appropriate supplies are not provided, so the CDC recommends each facility have sufficient supplies such as gloves, goggles, gowns, hand-hygiene products, cleaning products, etc. for proper implementation. Once the policies and protocols are in place, the hospital or other medical facility should have appropriate surveillance of both the employees' adherence to the policy and patient outcomes. Lastly, compliance with federal, state and local laws governing reportable diseases and outbreaks is critical.

To determine the cause of a case of meningitis and whether you are entitled to compensation, it is critical to choose a lawyer who is experienced in brain injury and medical malpractice cases. This is especially true in light of the profound changes to Tennessee's medical malpractice laws. John Day was recently named Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law (Nashville Area) by Best Lawyers, and he was asked to testify multiple times at the Tennessee Legislature about the changes and impact of the new medical malpractice laws. From anywhere in Tennessee, call us any time of day at 615-742-4880 or toll-free at 866-812-8787 or contact us online. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and your family's rights.

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