STOP THE SPREAD! With flu and cold season underway, the health community is on high alert monitoring  respiratory viruses and other infectious diseases.

This month’s health and safety infographic focuses on how providers can identify exposures to harmful infectious diseases, techniques they can take to help prevent exposure, and actions they should take if exposed.

The Virginia Office of EMS encourages providers and agencies to regularly review their agency’s Infection / Exposure Control Plan. Additional helpful resources about preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases include the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s Guide to Infection Prevention in Emergency Medical Services and the EMS Infectious Disease Playbook.

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