September 13, 2007
Hospital Makes Cleaning Hands at School a Snap
The Scotland County Memorial Hospital ďInfection Control TeamĒ is providing antibacterial towelettes to be distributed to SCR-I elementary school students as part of National Clean Hands Week, September 16-22.
This correlates with a program created for schools called ďItís a SnapĒ which stands for School Network for Absenteeism Prevention.
School Nurse Patty Eggleston stated, ďYear-after-year, one of the most requested needs by the teachers is a hand washing program for the students.Ē
Pam Barnes, Laboratory Director stated, ďIn 2006, 22 million school days were lost just to the common cold, and when you consider that some viruses can live up to two hours on a cafeteria table, we need to give our children the good lesson of hand washing. Good handwashing habits, learned in childhood, will help to prevent infections in adulthood.Ē
The S.N.A.P. school initiative will make the cleaning of hands a habit. Fifteen disposable antibacterial towelette packages are being provided to the students to help them stay health.
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