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Emergency Department

Visiting a Facility

To help prevent the spread of infection, if you or a family member are coming to a PMH facility to be assessed and/or admitted, please let staff know if you have any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • New cough or shortness of breath
  • Fever, chills or muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Kkin rash
  • History of previous diagnosis or infection with an organism resistant to antibiotics, for example MRSA or CPE

If you are visiting a family or friend within a PMH facility, you can help prevent the spread of infection and protect our clients, visitors and staff by the following:

  • Avoid visiting if you have had one of the following in the past 24 hours:
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Fever and/or chills
  • New or worsening cough
  • New rash
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer before and after your visits (click on the Hand Hygiene tab above for more information)
  • Cover your cough or sneeze using a tissue or your upper sleeve – not into your hands. Discard used tissues into a wastebasket and clean your hands with either hand sanitizer or soap and water. Turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
  • To prevent the spread of certain types of infections the use of Additional Precautions may be required. If the individual you are visiting has an Additional Precautions poster on their door, please speak to a nurse before entering the room.

Here is an example of what the poster might look like:

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