Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Rules to Fight the Flu!

IHC hospitals have declared visitor restrictions to help reduce the spread of infection. Because this is a huge change, you may need to change your plans when your baby is born. Many mothers have enjoyed large crowds of visitors while laboring and recovering on the postpartum unit. At this time, IHC has instituted the following restrictions with the only exception being in end-of-life situations:

  • No visitors under the age of 14 (this includes siblings of newborns).
  • No more than two visitors at a time for each patient, even in the ER.
  • No sick visitors. Please go home if you have fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. (This is common sense which should be followed ALWAYS).
  • Patients should wear a mask if they have flu or cold symptoms.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
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