Preparing for Pandemic
Lessons from a Pneumonia Incident
Seek medical care early and
complete the prescribed treatment.
Get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night; nap and rest when needed during the day.
Drink plenty of fluids; take them with you when away from home.
Eat a healthy diet.
Wash hands often or use hand sanitizers.
Reduce or avoid strenuous activity until completely recovered.
Dont try to resume a normal routine too soon, even if you feel better.
Social distancing is important in all phases of recovery. A new illness before complete recovery could be deadly.
Caregivers should also avoid outside contact that would introduce additional disease to the patient.
Distancing within the home helps avoid infecting others in the house. This could include sleeping alone and/or staying alone in a bedroom during the course of the illness.
Carry hand sanitizer with you in public places.
Avoid others who are coughing and sneezing.
Carry a surgical mask to use when being in large groups or around sick people is unavoidable.
Make a plan for recovery and avoiding additional illness; stick with it!
Have on hand:
Cough and expectorant medicine