Are You Ready For H1N1?

Download Are You Ready For H1N1?

Post on 26-Jul-2015

147 views

Category:

Health & Medicine

2 download

Embed Size (px)

TRANSCRIPT

<p> 1. Are You Ready for H1N1? Pick up a newspaper or turn the news on and youll see all kinds of headlines about the H1N1 virus. The lack of vaccines has been the main story of late, and that issue has overshadowed some other key messages. As a small business owner I have been wondering how I would continue running things if I fell ill with H1N1. With that in mind, I have adopted a few principles and thought Id share a few of these tips with you. Washing hands is an absolute must, and it must be done right. I was recently watching a program andrealised that the time taken to wash your hands is important. Just lathering and rinsing is not goodenough. Washing thoroughly for as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday is required. Get into the habit of sneezing and coughing into your sleeve. This is a hard one for me to adopt, but Iam making a conscious effort to remember. Encourage kids to avoid putting their fingers in their mouths this may be tough to do, but it is worth atry. Have you considered who will stay home with your children if they get ill? Having your children go toschool when they are sick is a no-no. Check your medicine cabinet to ensure your pain and fever medications are not expired, and replacethem if they are. Stock up on tissues. It may also be a good idea to buy some plain crackers andchicken noodle soup, just in case! Keep hand sanitizer in your car, purse or briefcase for a quick sanitizing while on the run. They are veryinexpensive, so ensure that each member of your family has one. Last but not least, as important as work is - and the hundred and one things we have to do - we shouldall stay home if we are having flu-like symptoms.With the right precautions, we can all weather this storm. Wishing you good health! Opal Rowe is the founder of Nowhere Like Home, which is one of thefastest-growing service providers for Senior Care Services. Some of theas-needed services include:* Assistance with Bathing and Personal Grooming * Grocery Shopping* Accompanying to the Doctor * Reminders to Take Medication* Phone Calls See How They are Doing * Shop for Groceries or Other Personal Items www.NowhereLikeHome.ca ORowe@NowhereLikeHome.ca 416.628.5072 3300 Bloor Street West, Suite 3140, Toronto, ON M8X 5C4 </p>