In an effort to prevent the spread of flu, East Georgia Regional Medical Center
has announced visitor restrictions.
To help prevent the spread of the flu, properly wash
your hands and get a flu vaccine a pharmacy or primary care provider.
The hospital has implemented these restrictions:
Visitors 18 and
younger should not see patients in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care
Unit, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Nursery and Pediatric department,
unless they are the primary caretaker. Special arrangements can be made
with the nurse for siblings to visit, according to the hospital.
needing medical treatment should come to the hospital.
Patients can only have
two visitors at a time.
Anyone who feels sick
or has flu-like symptoms should not visit patients.
Anyone coming to
the hospital or emergency department for treatment should only bring one
support person with them.
If visiting a patient in the hospital, wash hands
prior to and immediately after contact with the patient.
Individuals who have the flu typically feel some or
all of these symptoms: