Before you or a loved one heads to the hospital, reach for this guidebook on how to have a safe healthcare experience.

It could save a life.”—Ceci Connolly, former national health correspondent, The Washington Post.

“…Dr. McGuckin sounds the alarm on deadly, costly infections and how to prevent them. 

We all assume that going to the hospital will help us recover from an illness or injury.

Going to any facility where a lot of other sick people are treated, however, can result in patients actually getting worse before they get better, simply because they “catch” someone else’s infections.

Spread by healthcare workers as they move from sick patient to sick patient, or by visitors who may have touched unclean surfaces in the hospital before going into a patient’s room, these healthcare-acquired infections are difficult and costly to treat.

What most people don’t know is that healthcare acquired infections are preventable.

Written by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, an expert in infection prevention with 35 years of experience, The Patient Survival Guide (Demos Publishing), will lead us from being a patient at risk, to one knowledgeable about the simple precautions one must take to avoid easily preventable healthcare-acquired infections.

Dr. Maryanne McGuckin’s career spans several faculty and staff positions at the University of Pennsylvania.  She most recently was a member of the Senior Scholars / Senior Fellows program with the Health Policy Department at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Toni L. Goldfarb is president of TLG Publications, a medical communications firm.

For information, please visit Dr. McGuckin’s informative website: