Routine Practices

Infection Prevention & Control

Routine Practice Resources

Cover Your Cough

Respiratory hygiene is the recommended method for preventing transmission of respiratory illness, particularly in health- care settings.

Quite simply it is the right way to cover your cough!

4 Key Elements

  1. Covering cough/sneeze with a sleeve or tissue
  2. Disposing of used tissues in garbage
  3. Washing hands after coughing or sneezing
  4. Masking when in waiting room with influenza symptoms (cough and fever)

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