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Health Matters: Eleftherios Xenos Patient Safety Show

Jun 20, 2013

#495 Show Summary (Eleftherios Xenos Patient Safety Show):

Dr. Xenos is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UK, and recently has been chosen to help lead UK Chandler Medical Center’s efforts to improve safety at the hospital. Hospital safety includes protection against acquiring new infections in the hospital, avoiding falls and injuries, and making sure the proper medicines are given to the proper patient at the same time. We will discuss how to visit a loved one in the hospital, and talk about Dr. Xenos’ clinical work in endovascular surgery.

Tip: When you visit someone in the hospital, wash your hands before entering for the patient, and wash your hands after leaving for your loved ones at home.

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Dr. Eleftherios S. Xenos

Patient safety at the University of Kentucky

The University publishes its safety numbers