It’s in the news – everyone is at least a little worried about infectious disease these days. One of the things the Center for Disease Control (CDC) does is CDC promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. They have a website that helps visitors appreciate that being healthy is just the first step in preparing students – but also provides tools to get school and classrooms prepared such as Coordinated School Health, systematic approach to improving students’ health and well-being so they can participate and succeed in school.
School Health recently posted a series of articles that help frame the topic:
- What School Nurses Need to Know About the 2014 Enterovirus D68 Outbreak
- Recommended Personal Protective Equipment to Prevent the Spread of Ebola
- Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting – A School Primer
At Learning ZoneXpress we have some tools to help too – often with younger students We have a series of products that promotes and rewards hand washing. It’s a good first step toward keeping kids healthy and it’s a step that even preK and early elementary grades can understand:
Reward proper handwashing techniques and adventurous eating with these colorful stickers. Stickers make a great reward or prize! 4 rolls (2 rolls each design), 200 - 2" diameter stickers per roll in 4 sticker styles
Glo Germ™ is an effective way to show proper hand washing and cleaning and helps you teach general infection control. The oil, powder or lotion contains plastic simulated "germs" and armed with an ultraviolet lamp you become the "germ detective". For hand washing training use the oil or lotion, the powder can be used to show surface contamination