27 Oct

Luv Ya Bump – A New Infection Control Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2014
Contact: Marcel Blanchet (203) 215-4535

A New Infection Control Initiative

The “Luv Ya Bump”

Branford, CT – The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., at its advanced palliative care center, with its Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc., has a new initiative, the “luv ya bump℠.” The “luv ya bump℠” initiative is to help protect and bring awareness to the importance of preventing the spread of germs during flu season. The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., has developed a new symbol of love called the “luv ya bump℠”, a graphic showing the bumping of two fists, an expressive greeting, as opposed to extending your hand and shaking another’s when you meet and greet someone or/and when you need to say farewell. It shows that you care about not only protecting yourself, but also being empathetic to the person that you are greeting and the world in which you both live.

The “luv ya bump”℠started as an inspiration for its staff, volunteers, patients, families, students and the initiative is spreading throughout our community.

We are creating this symbol, “luv ya bump”℠so that the worry about all the germs on hard surfaces and floating about in the air are diminished by educating ourselves to this new symbol during flu season and beyond. “The importance of taking care of yourself and your loved ones cannot be over emphasized”, said Sylvia van Heerden, BSN, Chief Quality Officer.

On October 1, 2014 an action plan was implemented at the center, but will need constant reinforcement.

Mrs. Marc Alphons Hurzeler, RN said, “Hospice hugs are the norm at our Hospice, but when a hug is not appropriate, the new standard should be the “luv ya bump.℠””

For more information visit www.hospice.com/luvyabump or use your smartphone to scan this
Q code.

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THE CONNECTICUT HOSPICE: First American Hospice
100 Double Beach Road Branford, CT 06405
Contact Phone: (203) 215-4535
Contact Email: mblanchet@hospice.com
Website: www.hospice.com