Going to the doctor’s office or hospital for any malady is a necessity for many people, but because of the commonality there’s a greater chance of coming into contact with germs other people bring with them. Think about a waiting room, while you sit waiting to be seen there are plenty of other people suffering from contagious illnesses they could be spreading. Healthcare professionals work to keep their treatment centers germ-free by investing in healthcare anti-fatigue mats, which have anti-microbial additives that prevent the spread of bacteria.
For patients who are concerned about germs spreading, WTHI TV 10 reports that patients who know they are sick should wear protective masks to keep from passing germs through sneezing and coughing. Additionally, patients are encouraged to use hand sanitizers to kill bacteria no matter what surfaces they touch. The news provider warns against touching any magazines in the waiting room, as they are one of the biggest germ beds.
If you have children with you, you need to keep their surroundings in mind, too. According to the Huffington Post, continually using hand sanitizer for both you and your child and keeping the little one away from the communal toys can help prevent the spread of illness.
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