Flu Season

flu-season

From the Parish Nurse Ministry
TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AT THE FLU THIS SEASON ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT GETTING THE FLU SHOT THERE IS STILL TIME!!
The  flu  season  is  here.  Only  You  are  responsible  for  preventing giving yourself the flu or flu-like illnesses. IF we follow the 4 principles  of  hand  awareness,  we  can  make  a  difference  in preventing  a  flu  epidemic  or  future  pandemic.  We  MUST  understand  that  we  as  humans  PERPETUATE  the  disease  and the POWER is in each and everyone of our HANDS to prevent it. We need to correct and improve our Awareness of our OWN
Personal  Hygiene  and  Respiratory  Etiquette  Habits.

Direct  Inoculation of your mucous membranes (eyes, nose or mouth) is how infectious disease enters your body. Germs are located on dirty  hands and by touching your eyes,  nose or mouth, you infect yourself with these germs. Germs  are not  wafting
through ventilation systems in your house or classroom.

SPREAD THE WORD NOT THE GERMS
Follow the 4 principles of hand awareness:
1.   WASH  your  hands  when  they  are  dirty  and  BEFORE  eating.
2.    DO NOT cough into your hands.
3.    DO NOT sneeze into your hands.
4.    Above all, DO NOT put your fingers in your nose, mouth or rub your eyes.

EFFECTIVE HAND WASHING

  • Remove Jewelry if possible.
  • Use warm water and wet your hands thoroughly.
  • Use soap and lather well.
  • Scrub  hands,  between  fingers,  wrists,  and  forearms  and under nails with soap for 20 seconds (Sing Happy Birthday x 2).
  • Rinse  thoroughly  and  if  possible  use  single  use  towel  or aid dryer and turn off faucet with a paper towel.
  • Protect  your  hands  from  touching  dirty  surfaces  as  you
    leave the bathroom.
  • Wash your hands and practice 4 principles of hand awareness
    for a safer and healthier you and parish here at St. Mark’s.
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