Flu season has officially hit it’s peak in central Illinois and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville wants to remind visitors of the important role everyone plays in guarding patient safety. HSHS is providing respiratory etiquette stations at hospital entrances that include tissues, masks, and sanitizing hand gel.
HSHS Good Shepherd would also like to recommend that you do not visit patients if you have any of the following; a cold or any flu-like symptoms including fever or chills, sore throat, body or muscle aches, headache, cough or a runny nose. HSHS also recommends that if you are under 18 years old or a pregnant woman to also not visit hospital patients as well.
Good Shepherd sets a limit of only two people visiting a patient at any one time and sends a friendly reminder that soap, water, and sanitizing your hands are the most effective ways to prevent influenza transmission.
You can find out more information on how to do your part in preventing the spread of virus’ by visiting flu.gov online.