MMI's Healthcare-Associated Infection Guide

Dr. Maryanne McGuckin

MMI's Healthcare-Associated Infection Guide
Inspires you to be your own advocate.

It describes in vivid detail how your preparation and informed vigilance can significantly reduce the chances of harm and death to you or a loved one as you navigate through our healthcare system.

IT provides checklists for patients and advocates to use upon admission to healthcare facilities.


The Patient Survival Guide: 8 Simple Solutions to Prevent Hospital- and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Dr. Maryanne McGuckin with Toni L. Goldfarb. Foreword by Dr. Peter Pronovost

Finally... the healthcare experience explained in real terms by a trusted expert in infection prevention. Essential reading now - before you or a loved one need hospital care!

The Patient Survival Guide is the Gold Award winner from the ForeWord Review's Book of the Year healthcare category.

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"The book is written in an easy-to-read story-telling, first-person style. Her sincere desire to help the consumer comes through in her writing, as she emphasizes that information and knowledge are tools for empowerment."
— Prevention Strategist, APIC magazine
"The author's knowledge and passion for the subject come through, making this book a fast, easy read."
— Population Health Matters, Jefferson School of Population Health quarterly
“…Dr. McGuckin sounds the alarm on deadly, costly infections and how to prevent them. Before you or a loved one heads to the hospital, reach for this guidebook. It could save a life.”
—Ceci Connolly, former national health correspondent, The Washington Post
“This is the best book I’ve ever read that explains everything a lay person needs to know about hospital-acquired infections. If you want to survive your hospital stay without an infection, read it.”
—Rosemary Gibson, Author, Wall of Silence and The Treatment Trap
“Following on from her pioneering work in championing patient empowerment in health care, Maryanne McGuckin goes a step further in The Patient Survival Guide to give the patient the knowledge needed to make the health care experience a safe one. This book is written in simple language to demystify the ‘coded’ jargon for the layman consumer, but with all the experience of a confirmed and respected healthcare infection control expert.”
— Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE, Director, Infection Control Program and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety; Lead, World Health Organization Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care”
“Receiving medical care at a hospital without acquainting yourself with the important infor-mation in The Patient Survival Guide is like jumping out of an airplane with no parachute and then hoping you grow wings on the way down.”
—Victoria Nahum, Co-founder and Executive Director, Safe Care Campaign
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