At this time your doctor has determined that it is safe for you to go home. But, because of the effects of your treatment, you are more susceptible (likely to get) infections.
Infections can come from around you or inside your body. These guidelines will help you prevent infections from things around you.
When your blood counts are recovered and are not expected to go down again, you may stop these guidelines. Please ask your doctor before you stop following these guidelines.
Always follow good hand hygiene. This is the best way to avoid infection, even when you are healthy.
Remember, even if you follow these guidelines, you may still get infections.
If you have any of the following problems, please call your doctor right away:
Allina Health Patient Education Department, Going Home: Preventing Infections While Your Blood Counts are Low, can-ahc-11502
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