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Engage Patients with Influenza Insights

Posted by Heather McLarney on Nov 24, 2014 11:00:00 AM

While we prepare for the holidays and get into the festive spirit, it’s also time to keep in mind that we are already in the midst of flu season. All the extra hugs and handshakes that are exchanged at family gatherings, holiday parties and school concerts are added chances to spread the flu and other germs.

While we all need to be knowledgeable of ways to protect ourselves and our families from acquiring and spreading the flu, it is especially important for hospital, health system and physician practice staff to have an active role in informing patients about the facts of flu prevention, diagnosis and treatment. To engage and influence patients and families to prevent the flu, consider these strategies:

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Topics: clean hands, holidays, flu season, Influenza

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