Preventing Infection at Glacier View Lodge
As a complex-care facility with over 100 residents, Glacier View Lodge must be extremely careful when it comes to infectious illness. At least 30% of health care associated infections can be prevented by prevention and control strategies, such as proper hand washing and mouth covering when coughing or sneezing. Cold and flu viruses are easily transmitted by shaking hands, hugging, kissing, or even by another person coughing near you (that is, within one metre). To protect yourself and your loved one residing at Glacier View Lodge, we ask that you follow the simple procedures, as follows:
Symptoms of Infectious Disease
- Do you have a new cough or shortness of breath?
- Do you have fever and/or chills?
- Do you have new onset diarrhea?
- Do you have a new undiagnosed rash?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, we ask that you refrain from visiting Glacier View Lodge until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.
Wash your hands frequently, for this reduces the risk of contracting and spreading cold and flu viruses. Please use handwash pump containers inside the front door and throughout the building. Hands must be washed upon entering and exiting the building, a resident’s room, and when they are visibly soiled. Good hand washing practice means following the instructions on one of the many “Hand Washing Procedure” posters located in our washrooms and at the front door.
- Remember, prevention is the key to safeguard against all types of illness
- Eat nutritious food
- Get sufficient exercise
- Keep your hands away from nose and eyes
- Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough and wash hands after
- Develop constructive ways of dealing with stress
- Disinfect household and workplace objects with Lysol– this can reduce cold transmission by 20%
Be good to yourself!