Infection Control for Individuals and Families

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Remember: The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. 

CDC Germstopper: Healthy Habits Keep You Well- Healthy habits can protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs at home, school, or work. Simple actions, like covering your mouth and nose and cleaning your hands often, can stop germs and prevent illnesses... 

Fight BAC!® Partnership for Food Safety Education- Wash hands in hot soapy water before preparing food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers and handling pets. For best results, use warm water to moisten hands and then apply soap and rub hands together for 20 seconds before rinsing thoroughly... 

Clean Hands Saves Lives- Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. However, if soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting. 

Clean Hands Coalition  -  CHC is a unified alliance of public and private partners working together to create and support coordinated, sustained initiatives to significantly improve health and save lives through clean hands... 

Cough Safe: "Why Don't We Do It in Our Sleeves?"  - This five minute video was designed to encourage people to cough and sneeze according to the infection control guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is aimed at the common citizen. Its message is serious, but it is presented with humor in such a way that it engages the viewer's attention for a full five minutes while the message is repeated in interesting new ways. 

Hand Hygiene during an Emergency - After an emergency, it can be diffic ult to find running water. However, it is still important to wash your hands to avoid illness. It is best to wash your hands with soap and water but when water isn't available, you can use alcohol-based products made for washing hands... 

Minnesota Department of Health- Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. Learn more about why you should wash your hands, diseases you don't want, antibiotic resistance, how germs are spread, where germs hide, and when to wash your hands.