Prairie North Health Region welcomes you and asks you to help us keep our patients and residents safe while they are being cared for in our facilities. To keep yourself, your loved one, and all patients, residents, and care providers safe from infection, we ask you to follow a number of simple precautions. Learn more by watching this video.
It is important to clean your hands with alcohol hand rub every time you enter or leave a patient or resident room. This is especially important when you are visiting more than one patient or resident.
You are also to wash your hands when coming and going from common areas such as cafeterias or waiting rooms.
Do not visit if you are sick or if you have had any symptoms of illness such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever or feeling feverish, coughing, or rash within the past three days.
Young visitors, flowers, or food may not be allowed for your family member or friend. Check first with the patient’s or resident’s nurse or other health care provider.
Patients or residents on special health care precautions will have signs posted outside their doors. You are not to enter until you have spoken with the facility’s or unit’s health professional and are totally clear on what the precautions mean and what is required of you.
Do not litter or add to clutter. Less clutter eases the critical job of cleaning the patient or resident room.
If you have questions, speak to a health care professional or contact: Infection Prevention & Control Program Regional Infection Control Coordinator (306) 820-6041 or (306) 446-6046
For more information on infection prevention and control in health care environments, check the following websites: