3 months ago
I just wanted to share this important information about hand washing provided by our District Resource Nurse.
I strongly believe in the importance of teaching kids about germs because proper hand hygiene:
Is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections
Can prevent us from contracting serious (and sometimes life-threatening) illnesses like the flu, hepatitis A, meningitis, strep throat, bronchitis, and COVID-19
Helps ward off foodborne illness outbreaks
Keeps us safe from contracting sickness-inducing germs from the saliva of household pets
Is extremely important for those with impaired immune systems
While you may not have a friend or family member with a weakened immune system, there may be someone at your child’s school, in your office, or at your local grocery store who does. When we work together to stop the spread of germs, we can help keep serious illnesses and infections to a minimum.
It's important for kids to know that you should wash your hands not just after you use the bathroom but also before you eat, after you play outside, after you cough or sneeze, after you play with pets, and when you get home.
Dionisia Munoz RN
Van Buren Public Schools
District Resource Nurse