Former Surgical Nurse Says Most Hospital-Acquired Infections Are Preventable

SEDONA, Ariz., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Every year in the U.S. some 70,000 people die from MRSA, strep and other hospital-acquired infections. That is more deathsin one yearthan American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Ironically, a large percentage of those infections and deaths could have been avoided, says Jeanne Dockins, RN, BSN, CNOR, who spent more than 30 years as a surgical nurse at a level I trauma center.

Among those affected is Dockins' sister, who in 2004, became a paraplegic from an infection she acquired during back surgery. Oral DNA testing (like a fingerprint) confirmed the source of the strep infection came from the mouth of the surgical technician and was passed through the technician's mask to the surgical site.

Dockins, who has appeared in the documentary "Say Ah, The Cavity in Healthcare Reform," has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows discussing how to survive a hospital stay.

She can answer such questions as:

  • What steps can you take to avoid an infection in the hospital?
  • What relationship does gum disease have to coming down with an infection elsewhere in your body?
  • How can you quickly knock out an infection without antibiotics?
  • What can you do to increase the effectiveness of antibiotics?
  • What steps can you take to prevent a surgical site infection?
  • What can you do to prevent a urinary tract infection?
  • How can you heal MRSA with an FDA-cleared product?

About Jeanne Dockins

Jeanne Dockins spent more than three decades as a surgical nurse at a level I trauma center where she observed that 40 percent of her surgical patients were having surgery with dentist-diagnosed active periodontal infections.Through her Mastery of Self-Healing website, she empowers people to take responsibility for their own health and healing and sells nanosilver products that are FDA cleared to deactivate viruses and kill bacteria and fungus.

Availability: Nationwide by arrangement

Contact: Jeanne Dockins, RN, (419) 960-5460;;

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