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Ask for a Cover Your Cough Kit if you have any of these symptoms  
Abstract: This half-page flyer covers how to deal with symptoms of cold and flu while in the hospital, to ensure that others do not also become infected. Included are instructions on when to wear a mask, when to clean hands, and what to do with used tissues and masks.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2008
Avian influenza: An illness requiring airborne and contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 1/2006
Bacterial meningitis: An illness requiring droplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 2/2006
Chickenpox (Varicella zoster): An illness that requires airborne contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 2/2010
Clostridium difficile: A disease that requires contact enteric precautions   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
Revised Date: 5/2016
Cytomegalovirus (CMV): Information for transplant patients about a common virus  
Abstract: This handout contains information about cytomegalovirus (CMV), including how it is transmitted, symptoms, prevention, and specific risks for organ transplant patients.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 6/2011
Diphtheria: An illness requiring droplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 3/2008
H1N1 flu: A new kind of flu   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
Revised Date: 11/2009
Hand hygiene: Clean hands save lives  
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
Revised Date: 12/2008
Help us help you prevent infections  
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
Revised Date: 7/2009
Infections: Common infections in transplant patients (Heart Transplant Manual)  
Abstract: This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes the infections that are common in transplant patients. Included are viral, herpes simplex (HSV), varicella zoster, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, fungal, protozoan, and other common infections such as cold and flu.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2012
Influenza" An illness requiring droplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 1/2006
Influenza: the flu and kids  
Abstract: Discusses the effect of the flu on children, who should have a flu shot, who should not have a flu shot, common side effects of vaccination, and when to get the flu shot. Provides information on treating influenza with antibiotics, and offers a Web address for more information.
Author: Pediatric Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 9/2004
Inhaled colostin: Information and instructions for use  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for mixing and using colistin, an antibiotic used to treat some bacterial lung infections. Colistin is taken as an inhaled solution through a nebulizer. Possible side effects are included. The clinician can check instructions for either 75 mg inhaled twice daily or 150 mg inhaled twice daily, depending on the patient's needs.
Author: Cystic Fibrosis Clinic/Med. Spec. Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 10/2016
Measles (Rubeola): An illness requirig airborne precautions   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
Revised Date: 4/2008
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): An organism requiring contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 12/2009
MRSA in health care settings: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  
Abstract: This colorful poster answers questions about MRSA: what it is, how it is spread, its symptoms, who is most likely to get it, and how UWMC patients and visitors are protected. Also included is information encouraging patients to ask all health care workers and visitors if they have washed their hands.
Author: 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 2/2009
Multi-resistant gram negative rods (ESBLs and CRs): Organisms requiring contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 4/2008
Mumps: An illness requiring droplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 4/2008
Norovirus: A disease that requires contact enteric precautions   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
Revised Date: 2/2010
Parainfluenza viruses (common cold and croup): Illnesses requiring droplet and contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 5/2006
Pertussis (whooping cough): An illness requiring droplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 5/2006
Prevent the spread of infection: For visiting oncology patients in isolation  
Abstract: This flyer details the infection control precautions to follow when visiting oncology patients in isolation.
Author: Oncology/7SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 6/2006
Protecting yourself from airborne infections: Wearing an N-95 respirator mask  
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
Revised Date: 1/2009
Respiratory syncyntial virus (RSV): An illness requiring doplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 4/2008
Rubella: An illness requiring droplet precautions   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
Revised Date: 4/2008
Shingles (Herpes zoster): An illness that requires airborne contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 2/2010
Streptococcus pneumoniae and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus peneumoniae (PRSP): Precautions   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
Revised Date: 4/2008
Tuberculosis: A disease that requires airborne respirator precautions   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
Revised Date: 2/2010
Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE): An organism requiring contact precautions   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
Revised Date: 11/2013

 
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