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Creation and Implementation of Hand Hygiene Workshops in Providence Day Care Centers. Rima Shah Brown University RI AHEC National Primary Care Week November 17, 2010. Motivation. Children in day care have more respiratory and gastrointestinal infections than children in home care (Klein)

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Creation and Implementation of Hand Hygiene Workshops in Providence Day Care Centers

Rima Shah

Brown University

RI AHEC

National Primary Care Week

November 17, 2010


Motivation

  • Children in day care have more respiratory and gastrointestinal infections than children in home care (Klein)

  • Hand-washing instruction in day care centers reduces the amount of sickness among students (Niffenegger)


Precedent


Hand Hygiene Lesson Goals

Goal #1: To teach students that germs can make them sick.


Hand Hygiene Lesson Goals

Goal #2: To teach students that germs exist everywhere.


Hand Hygiene Lesson Goals

Goal #3: To teach students proper hand-washing technique.


Day care centers attended

  • Bright Horizons day care center

    225 Blackstone Street, Providence, RI 02905

  • Play and Learn preschool

    953 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905-4734


Thank you!

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References

  • Niffenegger JP. Proper handwashing promotes wellness in child care. J Pediatr Health Care. 1997 Jan-Feb;11(1):26-31.

  • Klein JO. Infectious diseases and day care. Rev Infect Dis. 1986 Jul-Aug;8(4):521-6.


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