ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS: HSHS St. John’s Hospital Recommends Visitor Guidelines During Flu Season
St. John's Hospital Springfield Illinois issued the following announcement on Jan. 25.
With regional influenza activity continuing to increase, HSHS St. John’s Hospital recommends the following visiting guidelines:
DO NOT visit hospital patients if you:
Have a cold or any flu-like symptoms including fever or chills, sore throat, body or muscle aches, headache, cough or runny nose.
Are under age 18 years of age.
Are a pregnant woman.
A limit of only two people should visit a patient at any one time.
Soap and water or hand sanitizers are the most effective ways to prevent influenza transmission and should be used when entering and exiting patient rooms.
“During flu season, visitors to HSHS St. John’s Hospital are reminded of the important role everyone plays in guarding patient safety,” said Dr. Gurpreet Mander, chief medical officer at St. John’s Hospital. “St. John’s is providing respiratory etiquette stations at hospital entrances, which have tissues, masks and sanitizing hand gel for visitors. There will also be posters placed at the entrances outlining hospital visitor guidelines.”
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