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Conversations purchased face masks for anyone to use, as a way to prevent the spread of germs or keep germs away from mouth and nose. We created a packet of information, Q&A’s, for all professional and student staff so that everyone is providing the same information and answering questions appropriately. We created an ill-student log, to help us with follow-up so that a sick student doesn’t fall through the cracks and not have anyone checking on them. Of course they have to let us know they are sick for us to be able to follow up. We also work closely with our student wellness center, student health, and other offices on campus to address concerns and help students. Since we are 99.5 percent full, we made the decision to work with students as individuals regarding their need to relocate due to roommate illness. If this is what they want to do, we will look to temporarily relocate them to an open space or will create temporary housing in lounges and other places. So far, this has not been needed and rarely requested. Bes Liebenberg: We have done the following: (1) We had extensive conversations with advisors from the Department of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine and the faculty of Health Sciences; (2) Proposed an action plan for curbing the spread of H1N1 among students at the University of Pretoria – the plan is subject to continuous review pending the severity of the anticipated epidemic; (3) The Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation (TuksRes) launched an awareness campaign as well as establishing procedures that can be followed in case of possible infections; (4) Information supplied included clinical signs that can be associated with the disease and to which students should be sensitized; (5) Two dedicated nursing sisters at student health services took responsibility for the initial diagnoses of possible infections; (6) The Department of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine developed a scorecard for diagnostic purposes; (7) Resident students were encouraged to go to the doctor or nursing staff at health services at the first sign of flu; and (8) Positively diagnosed students were encouraged to go home for a period of seven days in order to minimize the spread of the infection. We made provisions for students who were not able to go home to stay in isolated facilities for the same period. ts The conversation is just getting started. There was too much good information to fit on these pages, so read the piece in its entirety at http://blog.acuhoi.org/2009/11/conversations-h1n1/.
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009

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Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Contents
Online Now
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Regroup
Facilities
Business
Calendar
No Small Measure
Military Matriculation
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
Welcome
Snapshot
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB2
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Cover2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Online Now
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 5
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Just In
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 10
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 11
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 12
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Transitions
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 15
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Regroup
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 17
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 18
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 19
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Facilities
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 21
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 22
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 23
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Business
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 26
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Calendar
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - No Small Measure
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Military Matriculation
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Conversations
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 46
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - First Takes
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Welcome
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Snapshot
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