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Wash Your Hands

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Courtney Nichols

on 26 February 2013

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A presentation for children ages 6-10 Wash Your Hands! Hello!!! Questions? Not washing your hands spreads infectious diseases! (Beebe, 2011) Eww... gross! Run your hands under warm water.
Pump soap into your hands.
Rub your hands together and scrub the germs away for 15-20 seconds. Handwashing Basics How long should you wash your hands?



Why is it important to wash your hands?
Pick two! By: Emily Minter, Courtney Nichols, and Lynnsey Quillen Demonstrate effective hand washing skills by thoroughly washing hands for at least 20 seconds using the technique discussed in the presentation.


Verbalize 2 situations in which hand washing should occur. When should you
wash your hands? After viewing this presentation,
you will be able to: http://cdn.mdjunction.com/components/com_joomlaboard/uploaded/images/kid_germs.jpg Some common illnesses that can be spread by hands are salmonella, E. Coli, cold, flu, and fatal bacteremia. We have between two and ten MILLION bacteria between fingertip and elbow. That means we have four to twenty million bacteria on both forearms totaled! Germs can stay alive on hands for up to three hours. The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet. http://thecubiclerebel.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/germs.jpg http://www.uskidsmags.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ADC-hand-washing.jpg Rinse and then dry your hands completely! Sing "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star," the alphabet, or the birthday song twice! All of these are equal to about 15-20 seconds. http://freshlysqueezedmamma.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/shutterstock_80698225.jpg http://gdhr.wa.gov.au/resources/illustrations/microbiology/Germs_Coloured.jpg/image http://www.loripuente.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/germ.jpg Are you washing your
hands correctly? Let's see... A) 2 seconds B) 30 seconds
C) 15-20 seconds D) never A) to prevent the spread of diseases
B) because cooties are gross
C) to stay healthy
D) wait, people wash their hands? This presentation is relevant to the
following Healthy People 2020 objectives. Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that provide school health education to promote personal health and wellness in the following areas: hand washing or hand hygiene; oral health; growth and development; sun safety and skin cancer prevention; benefits of rest and sleep; ways to prevent vision and hearing loss; and the importance of health screenings and checkups. (National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 2012)
Increase the proportion of elementary, middle, and senior high schools that require school health education. (National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 2012) Answers! 1. C
2. A & C Did you get them correct? GREAT JOB!
If not, just go back through and try again! References Each photo has the website it was retrieved from next to it.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (2012, August 02). Healthy people 2020 objectives. Retrieved from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/default.aspx

Beebe, L. (2011). Dangers from not washing your hands. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/102392-dangers-not-washing-hands/.

Edelman, C., & Mandle, C. (2010). Health Promotion Throughout The Life Span. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Inc.

Morton, J., & Schultz, A. (2004). Healthy hands: use of alcohol gel as an adjunct to handwashing in elementary school children. Journal Of School Nursing (Allen Press Publishing Services Inc.), 20(3), 161-167. doi:http://libproxy.uta.edu:2103/10.1177/10598405040200030601
Before and after eating
After using the toilet
After blowing or wiping your nose
After you cough or sneeze into a tissue
After playing outside or playing with toys
When hands look dirty
When you get home from school Did you know...? Two of the most common illnesses in children ages 6-10 are strep throat and pink eye! These are spread by those who do not wash their hands correctly. (Edelman & Mandle, 2010)

Take our advice and WASH YOUR HANDS so that you don't spread any germs to your classmates! Being sick isn't very fun and washing your hands is an easy way to prevent illness! (Morton & Schultz, 2004) We are going to rub fake germs on our hands and see JUST how well we wash them off of our hands! We will use a special light to see the fake germs.
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