There is good news when it comes to infection prevention! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that between 2011 and 2014 there was a 13% decrease in hospital-based Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This is a serious and difficult to treat bacteria that can lead to severe infections. There is also noted to be a decrease in surgical site infections. Healthcare systems have been doing a good job of monitoring infection rates, the cause of infection, and treatments. This is to provide the best and safest healthcare possible for patients. If you have Diabetes, are undergoing chemotherapy, or have an immune-suppressing disease such as HIV, you are at an increased risk of infection and should take extra precautions for infection prevention.

Infection prevention begins…infection

Not only with the doctor, but with the patient and their visitors. The most important step is good hand hygiene. Hands should be washed, or hand sanitizer used, before entering and when leaving a patient room. This will help to prevent the spread of infection to both the patient and to other patients in the healthcare facility.

There are also other ways to prevent the spread of infections:

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Get the appropriate vaccines, for example the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your arm, then dispose of the tissue immediately.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

When it comes to surgical site infections, there are specific signs you should look for. If you notice your surgical site become red, hot, swollen, or oozing, you should notify your doctor immediately. These are all signs of infection and you may need treatment with antibiotics. It is also important to follow your doctor’s post-operative orders for surgical site care, whether it is leaving your bandage clean, dry, and intact or cleaning the site daily.

Hollowbrook Foot Specialists serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls. Call (845) 298-9074 for your appointment today!

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Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

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Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

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