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25 Item(s) found for:  Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control 

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Avian influenza: An illness requiring airborne and contact precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes avian influenza and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 1/2006
Bacterial meningitis: An illness requiring droplet precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes bacterial meningitis (meningioccocal meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae) and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 2/2006
Bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG): Using cloths or soap   English
Abstract: This handout explains bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) for patients at University of Washington Medical Center. Bathing may be done using cloths or soap, and helps protect the patient against infection. CHG is most often used to prepare a patient's skin for surgery, to clean the skin when central line dressings are changed, and in daily showers and baths for infection control.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 10/2013
Chickenpox (Varicella zoster): An illness that requires airborne contact precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes chickenpox and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 2/2010
Clostridium difficile: What you need to know   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes Clostridium difficile and who is at risk for getting it. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 5/2016
Diphtheria: An illness requiring droplet precautions   English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes diphtheria and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 3/2008
H1N1 flu: A new kind of flu   English Korean Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes symptoms of H1N1 flu, commonly called "swine flu." Included are how the flu is spread, vaccine availability, who is at risk, and what to do if you or someone you are caring for has symptoms or is diagnosed with the H1N1 flu.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 11/2009
Hand hygiene: Clean hands save lives   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes why hand hygiene is important in the hospital setting, to help reduce the risk of spreading disease to patients, visitors, and health care providers. Patients are encouraged to ask their health care providers and visitors if they have washed their hands, either with antiseptic hand rubs or soap and water.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 12/2008
Help us help you prevent infections   English
Abstract: This brochure, written by the Washington State Hospital Association, encourages patients and visitors to ask their health care workers "Did you wash or sanitize your hands?" It explains infection control policies in the hospital, the importance of stopping germs from spreading, and that visitors and family members may be asked to wear a gown, mask, and gloves.
Author: Washington State Hospital Association
Publisher/Date: Washington State Hospital Association, 2009
UWMC Dept: Washington State Hospital Association
Revised Date: 7/2009
Influenza: An illness requiring droplet precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes influenza and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 1/2006
Measles (Rubeola): An illness requiring airborne precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes measles (Rubeola) and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 4/2008
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): An organism requiring contact precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes MRSA and who is at risk for getting it. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 12/2009
Multi-resistant gram negative rods (ESBLs and CRs): Organisms requiring contact precautions   English Korean Russian Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes multi-resistant gram negative rods and who is at risk for getting them. It also explains how these diseases can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting them.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 4/2008
Mumps: An illness requiring droplet precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes mumps and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 4/2008
Norovirus: A disease that requires contact enteric precautions   Chinese English Korean Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes norovirus, who is at risk for getting the disease, how it can be spread, and steps to take to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 2/2010
Parainfluenza viruses (common cold and croup): Illnesses requiring droplet and contact precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes human parainfluenza viruses (common cold and croup) and their symptoms. It also explains how these diseases can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting them.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 5/2006
Pertussis (whooping cough): An illness requiring droplet precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes pertussis (whooping cough) and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from gettting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 5/2006
Preventing the spread of infection: For visiting patients in isolation   English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout explains why patients are placed in isolation. Includes general guidelines to prevent the spread of infection such as proper hand hygiene and the use of disinfectants; wearing a protective mask, gown, and gloves when visiting a patient; and how to handle leftover food and soiled clothing.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 3/2008
Protecting yourself from airborne infections: Wearing an N-95 respirator mask   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish
Abstract: This handout tells patients and visitors when they may need to wear an N-95 respirator/mask to protect their health. Step-by-step instructions are included for putting a mask on and taking it off, including how to dispose of the mask properly.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 1/2009
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): An illness requiring droplet precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 4/2008
Rubella: An illness requiring droplet precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes Rubella and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 4/2008
Shingles (Herpes zoster): An illness that requires airborne contact precautions   English Korean Russian Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes shingles or Herpes zoster and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 2/2010
Streptococcus pneumoniae and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus peneumoniae (PRSP): Precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes Streptococcus pneumoniae and who is at risk for getting it. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 4/2008
Tuberculosis: A disease that requires airborne respirator precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes tuberculosis and its symptoms. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 2/2010
Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE): An organism requiring contact precautions   Chinese English Korean Russian Spanish Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes VRE and who is at risk for getting it. It also explains how this disease can be spread and offers steps to prevent others from getting it.
Author: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control
Revised Date: 11/2013
 
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