Helpful Infection Control Practices
Germs spread quickly. They are on your hands, keyboards, cell phones, door handles, used cups/utensils/dishware, faucets, toilets, noses. They occur when you sneeze or cough without covering your mouth. Here are ways to decrease illness spread.
-if you feel ill, or sick (even in the initial stages) stay home!
-avoid public places (riding buses, crowds, movie theatres,...)
-wash hands frequently
-wipe down anything you touch or use regularly w/disinfecting wipes
-avoid touching your nose, mouth, & face
-use disposable paper towels instead of hand towels
-never share bath towels
-Use your own cup, eating utensils
-cover your mouth/nose w/your elbow when coughing/sneezing
-Placed used Kleenex in ziplock baggies
-Always wash hands after using toilet
-Brush your teeth 3x daily, soak between in vinegar/water solution
Disclaimer:If you have been ill for more than 4 days with worsening symptoms, call to be seen or go to the walk-in clinic right away! If you have a child with ANY of these symptoms: fever >101.5 F, seizures, floppy body, listlessness, go to your provider and walk in clinic or emergency department immediately. These are symptoms of a more serious illness that MUST be assessed by a licensed medical provider (MD, DO, ARNP, or PA). Remember: When in doubt, check it out!