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Infection Prevention and Control

Stop the spread of infections

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Patients with weak immune systems are more susceptible to everyday germs. Help us ensure that our patients and visitors are protected from the spread of infections.
Clean hands save lives
Did you know that cleaning your hands (also known as hand hygiene) is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of germs that cause the common cold, flu and even serious or life threatening diseases?

Protect yourself and others from getting infections by using good hand washing habits: it is important that you clean your hands often and thoroughly. Wash your hands after using the washroom and before eating. You may also use the alcohol-based hand rub available throughout Fraser Health facilities.

Learn more about hand hygiene.

Inform staff

If you know you have a contagious infection or communicable disease, be sure to let staff know when admitted to a health care facility.

Please do not visit if you are ill with symptoms of diarrhea, fever or respiratory illness.

Do you have MRSA?
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are strains of S. aureus bacteria that are resistant to specific antibiotics.

Learn about MRSA precautions in a health care facility.
Do you have VRE?
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) are a type of bacteria that have acquired resistance to vancomycin.

Learn about VRE precautions in a health care facility.
What are contact precautions?
Patients, residents or clients may be placed on contact precautions to stop the spread of germs.

Learn more about contact precautions and how it affects you and your visitors.

Infection Control Reports

A report that looks at surveillance rates, infection prevention and control initiatives:

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