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Tip of the Week #4

Always wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing into your hand or after helping a child with a runny nose.

Tip of the Week #3

Always wash your hands before eating or preparing food, and before breastfeeding.

Tip of the Week #25

Fifty percent of children who have ear infections will still have fluid behind the eardrum after one month. This is not a reason to give antibiotics.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day 2018

This national event is taking place Saturday, May 5, 2018 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

To learn more go to: STOP! Clean Your Hands

Tip of the Week #33

Soaps and detergents lift dirt, grease and germs and allow them to be rinsed away. Soaps have natural fats and oils whereas detergents are synthetic. Use plain soaps and detergents that do not contain antibacterial ingredients.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 13 – 19, 2017

BE PART OF WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today. It is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. It is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and putting people everywhere at risk.
WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week

National Infection Control Week – October 17-21, 2016

Infection Prevention – Think Global Act Local
National Infection Control Week – October 19-23, 2015

Everybody can help prevent the spread of infections by being involved, providing input and initiating change in their own way.

Visit IPAC Canada’s website for infection prevention and control information.

Poster copyright by IPAC Canada, shown here with permission.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

This national event is taking place Friday, May 5, 2017 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 17-21, 2014 Using antibiotics when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. After taking an antibiotic you can carry resistant bacteria in your body for a long time. The resistant bacteria may not be making you sick, but can pass resistance to infection-causing bacteria later on. These infections are difficult to treat and may require hospitalization.

New article from Consumer Reports

Over 37,000 people are killed each year by the misuse of antibiotics. Read more here: The Rise of Superbugs