UNMH STAFF AND CLINICIANS
The leadership of the UNMH continues to monitor influenza activity at global, state and local levels and has been reviewing the hospital’s Influenza Plan, which was developed in 2006, in preparation for a worsening pandemic. A UNMH Core Operation Group has been formed and communicates daily.
Updates to the University Community (UNMH/HSC/UNM) will be provided as new information becomes available. Web sites will be updated as new information becomes available.
The CDC recommends that in the non-health care environment an individual with the flu should stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).
For health care employees, however, an individual needs to stay home for 7 days from symptom onset or until 24 hours after the resolution of symptoms, whichever is longer.
(See http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidelines_infection_control.htm for guidance on infection control in health care settings.)
In addition, a person should seek medical care if they experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or if a fever continues more than three days. For parents with a young child who is ill, seek medical care if a child has fast or labored breathing, continuing fever or convulsions (seizures).
For PPE protection instruction view this movie:
PPE Fashion Show on Youtube
For more information, please call these New Mexico Department Of Health Influenza numbers or visit the website below:
UNM Hospital H1N1 Page
H1N1 Guidelines from NMDOH
Infection Control Standards from WHO
Guidance for Antiviral Recommendations from CDC
Influenza Handout [Info for Patients]
Family Guide [Info for Patients]
Care at Home (English) [Info for Patients]
Care at Home (Spanish) [Info for Patients]
Care at Home (Vietnamese) [Info for Patients]