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Helping you prevent infection:

Hand Washing Information - CDC
Washing your hands properly and often is one of the best ways to prevent getting sick.

Information on Healthcare Association Infections (HAI) - What You Can Do to Be a Safe Patient- CDC
This CDC page has information and an infographic on how to keep yourself and loved ones from getting an infection while at the hospital.

About Surgical Site Infections - CDC
Information on what surgical site infections are and how to stay healthy after going through surgery.

Zika Virus:
     About the Zika Virus - CDC
     Zika Virus and Pregnancy - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Seasonal Flu Activity - CDC
This CDC page tracks the Seasonal Flu. You can see where the flu is hitting hardest.

What You Should Know About the 2016-2017 Flu Season - CDC

Fact sheet about MRSA Infection - CDC
This fact sheet will help you better understand the MRSA Infection.

Information on C. diff. Infection - CDC
This fact sheet takes a look at the C. difficile bacterial infection.

ABC's of Antibiotics - APIC
Antibiotics can be very helpful in battling sickness, but only if taken correctly. This will help you better understand your antibiotics. 

 Norovirus - CDC: What is the Norovirus?
     Infection Prevention and You! - APIC: How can you stay safe?
     Help Prevent the Spread of Norovirus ("Stomach Bug") - Poster on how you can prevent Norovirus

 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) - American Academy of Family Physicians: What is RSV?
     
Protecting Your Baby from RSV - American Academy of Pediatrics: How you can keep your family protected from RSV
     RSV Infographic - CDC: Additional information on keeping your family protected from RSV

 "Crypto" Parasite - CDC: What is "Crypto"? How can you get it? Learn more about this parasite that lives in infected water


Helping you stay healthy:

Below is information on recommended vaccines for all ages. Vaccines are a safe and easy way to protect yourself from many diseases.

What are some of the myths – and facts – about vaccination? - World Health Organization

2016 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 Through 18 Years Old - CDC

What Vaccines do You Need? Interactive Quiz for Adults and Adolescents - CDC

2016 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old - CDC

Vaccines and Pregnancy - CDC

Interactive Childhood Immunization Schedule - CDC

Vaccine Information Statements - CDC

HPV Vaccine - CDC

Mumps - Fact Sheet for Parents - CDC

Measles - Fact Sheet for Parents - CDC

Harmful Algal Blooms - Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Algae Information for Recreational Waters - Ohio EPA

 

Preventing Falls:

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) 

Materials for Your Older Adult Patients

 - CDC
This CDC created  tool kit can be useful if you are taking care of someone at home who may be at a risk for falling.

Guidelines for Preventing Falls - AAOS
This resource offers advice on lifestyle choices and changes around the home that can help prevent falls.

Older Adult Falls - National Safety Council
This infographic can be printed off as reminders of ways to prevent falls around the home

Slip, Trip and Fall Protection for Older Adults - National Safety Council 
Additional resources related to falls in older adults

Balance and Falls: Home Safety Tips - American Physical Therapy Association
If you are taking care of someone who is at a higher risk for falls, this video provides tips on keeping them safe.

Pediatrics - Fall Prevention in the Healthcare Setting - Nationwide Children's Hospital
Children can also be at risk for falling at the hospital. This hospital handout can help you prevent this from happening.

 


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