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Tip of the Week #15

Fluids, rest and acetaminophen are the best way to treat colds and the flu. Although you will usually feel better in 4 – 5 days, it may take as long as three weeks to completely recover.

Tip of the Week #18

The best way to prevent influenza is to get the influenza vaccine. Talk to your doctor or visit your nearest public health clinic.

Tip of the Week #44

Older persons are likely to have bacteria in their bladders without having an infection. This is a normal condition of aging and does not need to be treated with antibiotics unless there are specific symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

Tip of the Week #8

There is no need to use antibacterial soap! Antibacterial soap attacks all bacteria, both good and bad, and can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. Plain soap effectively removes bad germs from the skin without leading to antibiotic resistance.

Tip of the Week #42

About half of the antibiotics prescribed for respiratory tract infections are inappropriate because most of these infections are caused by viruses.

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.”

To learn more go to: STOP! Clean Your Hands

Tip of the Week #43

If you have been prescribed an antibiotic, take all of the medication as directed. Don’t stop taking the antibiotic before the prescription is finished, even if you are feeling better.

Tip of the Week #29

Using antibiotics when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. You can carry resistant bacteria in your body for up to two years. Do not use antibiotics for colds and flu and for most cases of bronchitis.

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.”