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Infection Prevention/Control

It is the goal of St. Bernard Parish Hospital and the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology departments to eliminate or minimize the risk of Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI’s) through the use of evidence based practices. Hand hygiene is the most effective way of preventing HAI’s and it will be our policy that all staff will perform proper hand hygiene prior to and after any and all patient contact. SBPH will educate and enforce our hand hygiene policy at every opportunity and we invite patients and their families to ask any provider to perform hand hygiene prior to caring for a family member.