End of Summer and School Preparedness (Hygiene and Infection Control)

posted Aug 24, 2011, 7:46 AM by Todd Fox   [ updated Aug 11, 2013, 7:24 PM ]

The summer is winding down and soon children will be returning to school.  As good as school is for children, it can be a hot spot for germs!  School can be a good experience though when teachers and parents are involved and act responsibly.  Parents and teachers should be working to OUTFOX germs through the practice of infection control and hygiene principles always but especially at the start of the school year.  The following is a laundry list (not all inclusive) of things you can do and things to watch out for to help your children have a healthy first day of class:

 

-Teach your child how to maintain a clean environment (home and schoo

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lp them avoid having the habit of sticking objects in their mouths (pencils, erasers, fingers, etc.) or around areas on their face

-Show them proper hand washing procedures (soap, water, friction for 20 seconds, etc.)

-Teach them to use hand sanitizer appropriately
-Avoid or limit time in “germ hotspots” (parents usually pack weekends because of the nice weather outside still) Especially waterparks and community pools!

-Get them on a normal sleep schedule to help their body’s immune system

-Send them healthy lunch items

-Hang signs or posters to remind them of healthy habits

 
-Have them stay home when they’re sick- they’ll get better sooner and not spread germs to classmates -Take them for regular check ups
-Have them up to date on vaccinations if preferred

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