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Health Education Pamphlet: Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)
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Health Education Pamphlet: Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)

(Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs))

Prevention

To prevent and control the transmission of MDROs in the community, patients and their relatives should take extra care to perform the following:

Maintain good personal hygiene, especially keep hands clean.

Avoid sharing of personal items such as towels or clothing.

Avoid direct contact with excreta, wounds, secretions or contaminated objects with bare hands. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (e.g. gloves) whenever it is necessary to handle them. Wash hands thoroughly with liquid soap and water afterwards.

If there are abrasions or cuts, cover them properly with dressings, and avoid visiting public bathrooms, massage parlors or spa.

Maintain environmental hygiene and items cleanliness. For example, regularly disinfect furniture and facilities by using 1 in 99 diluted household bleach (i.e., adding one part of household bleach containing 5.25% sodium hypochlorite to 99 parts of water).  Use 70% alcohol to disinfect metal surfaces.

Seek medical advice promptly if symptoms of infection develop.

Follow prescriptions by doctors and use antibiotics correctly.

For any further information of MDROs,


please visit the following websites:

http://www.chp.gov.hk

http://icidportal.ha.org.hk/

 
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