Saturday, October 24, 2009

Flu Season

Beginning Monday, Kootenai Medical Center will expand its recently-tightened visitor policy to all patient care areas. The expanded policy is intended to help stop the spread of flu to patients. The change is expected to remain in effect during the heightened portion of the flu season.New patient protections:*Children under the age of 18 will not allowed to visit any patient care areas.*Adults with coughs, colds, fevers and other flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to visit patient care areas*Adult visitors must be immediate family members and must register at the nurse’s desk before entering a patient’s room.Guidelines on flu care can be found HERE.

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