• AS YOU KNOW WASHING YOUR HANDS IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF PREVENTING GERMS 

     

    HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS

     

    1. Using soap place your hands together under running water warm water.


    2. Rub all surfaces of your hands well together for at least 20 seconds, washing your wrists, palms, backs of hands, fingers, between fingers, & under the  fingernails.

     

    3. Clean the dirt from under your fingernails using a nail brush if available.
       

    4. Rinse the soap well from your hands.


    5. Dry your hands completely with a clean towel and dispose in trash. It is best not to use shared towels, or you may air dry your hands.

     
    6. Pat dry rather than rubbing to avoid chapping and cracking skin.


    7. Turn off the faucet with a clean paper towel and dispose in trash
     

    ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS:

     

    • Before preparing or eating food.
    • After going to the bathroom.
    • After cleaning up a child, who has gone to the bathroom.
    • Whenever caring for someone who is sick.
    • After handling uncooked foods, particularly raw meat, poultry, or fish; and if using the same cutting board, wash by scrubbing thoroughly with hot soapy water, rinse and dry well.
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. REMEMBER to use your elbows when coughing and or sneezing.
    • After handling an animal or animal waste.
    • After handling garbage.
    • When treating a cut, scrapes or wound. 

     

    OTHER WAYS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF GERMS:

     

    If you, your family and, or friends are sick with a virus such as the Rhinovirus/Enterovirus

     

    Avoid sharing utensils

    Avoid eating/drinking from the same dish or container.

    Avoid kissing

      

    Child’s Play:

     

    Your child is designed to move! Most children like to climb. crawl, run, jump, swing, tumble, twist and stretch.  By moving more and sitting less, your child will also learn to live a healthful life.

     

    Active play helps children learn to:   

                     

    1. get along with others                               
    2. share toys                                                 
    3. explore                                        
    4. create                                                        
    5. make choices                                           
    6. control their actions
    7. feel good about themselves                     

     

    Moving and playing 

     

    1.  help children’s bones and muscles develop

    2.  help children use up extra energy and sleep better

    3.  help children and adults feel fit

    4.  help you have fun with your child

     

    Have a Question? See your Nurse.