What steps can be taken to prevent acute otitis media (AOM)?
- Covering mouth when sneezing or coughing
- Hand hygiene
- Smoke-free environment
- Keeping up to date with vaccination schedules
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/resphygiene.htm [Last accessed June 2015].
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Ear Infection. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/common-illnesses/ear-infection.html [Last accessed June 2015].