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It is important for caregivers to wash their hands properly. This is the single best way to prevent the spread of infections. Handwashing can help keep you from getting sick. It is easy, doesn't cost much, and it works.
Make sure that you and your caregivers follow safe handwashing routines. Caregivers may include health care workers or family members at home or in a care facility. You can talk to them about this information on handwashing.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: April 28, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
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