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Patient Safety Tool: Respiratory Hygiene Poster

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The Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services provides a free, downloadable poster to encourage proper respiratory hygiene.

 

The poster reminds staff members of why respiratory hygiene is important and provides basic guidelines concerning covering the nose and mouth when sneezing, the use of surgical masks and the need to wash hands often.

 

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The poster is available in PDF and RTF format (click each file type to download the poster in that format). Download and print it for use in your facility.

 

Note: View our database providing more than 100 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

 

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