RMCHCS strives to provide quality patient care in a safe and caring environment. Hand washing is one of the most basic and proven methods for preventing the spread of disease. Whether one is a patient at RMCHCS or has medical procedures done elsewhere, always insist on proper hand washing for protection.
There are a number of ways to reduce contracting and spreading respiratory illnesses like the flu.
Hand washing. Wash hands frequently using soap and water, especially after coughing, sneezing or using commonly shared items in the home or workplace.
Covering mouth and nose. Use a tissue to cover the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Ask others to do the same.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth. Germs often are spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his/her eyes, nose or mouth.
Limiting close contact. Limit contact with people who are sick. And, when you are sick, keep a distance from others as well.