Written by: on November 10, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

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The goal of National Handwashing Awareness Week is to decrease the spread of infectious diseases by empowering individuals to educate and help protect their communities. Working together we can make a difference!

Here are some resources on teaching Handwashing with your students:

 https://youtu.be/TCBoDZrTncg

https://youtu.be/oBltd8DQRtU

https://youtu.be/cWISRb2RMbs

When should you wash your hands?

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After touching garbage


What is the right way to wash your hands?

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
    • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
    • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
    • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them

For More Handwashing Awareness Week resources please visit: 

https://www.teachervision.com/hygiene/video/72970.html?utm_source=TV_SOT_2015-12-02&utm_medium=e-newsletter&utm_campaign=TV_SOT#prettyPhoto

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