In this health video learn about hospital procedures and the best gift for a hospital patient.
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Female Speaker: Time now for a Health for Life minute. Female Speaker: What's the best gift for someone in the hospital? The answer may surprise you. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than two million cases of hospital acquired infections each year. The bacteria that cause these infections are often spread to patients on the hands of a hospital personal. So hospital staff who wash their hands frequently or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol can reduce the chances of spreading these bacteria. So the next time you or someone you know is in the hospital, you may want to bring along some hand sanitizer.