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Quality and Patient Safety

Flu Safety Basics

How much do you know about taking precautions against and preventing the spread of flu (influenza)? The more you know the better prepared you'll be.

Videos

These videos by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide you with the basic knowledge that you need to have to protect yourself and your family.

Prevent Flu

Wash Your Hands Video for Kids

Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu

How to Know If You Have the Flu

Additional Resources

This helpful information from the CDC is a great resources for getting a leg-up on this year’s flu: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm

A primer on what the flu is (and isn’t), how it’s diagnosed, when to see a doctor and how to treat it if you’re sick, from Tanner’s Health Library: http://healthlibrary.tanner.org/Search/85,P00625

Learn more about some basic steps you can use to prevent the spread of flu: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/stopgerms.htm

You play an important role in keeping your children safe from the flu. Learn more about what you can do to keep the youngest among us healthy: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/infantcare.htm

Find some simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of your own child catching flu from school: https://www.cdc.gov/nonpharmaceutical-interventions/school/parents-childcare-k-12-students.html

Viruses and bacteria are not the same. Knowing the difference between a viral and bacterial infection can help you better understand your medical provider’s treatment plan: http://www.tanner.org/the-scope/viruses-or-bacteria

Is it a cold? Is it the flu? If you’re sick, what should you do? Sarita Prasad, MD, medical operations leader for Tanner Urgent Care, has some advice: http://www.tanner.org/the-scope/%e2%80%98tis-the-season-for-flu

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