Hand Washing Curriculum Train the Trainer Model

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Hand Washing Curriculum Train the Trainer Model. Kimberly Pelletier, Epidemiologist State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. While I was working for the Naugatuck Valley Health District this was a project I worked on. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Hand Washing CurriculumTrain the Trainer ModelKimberly Pelletier, EpidemiologistState of Connecticut Department of Public Health

  • Background:While I was working for the Naugatuck Valley Health District this was a project I worked on. The project was funded through NVHDs pandemic flu funding. The project was piloted at TEAM Inc.s Head Start Programs.I presented this curriculum to several hundred elementary school aged students at over 20 elementary schools, both public and parochial, in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton.

  • Overview:The objective of this curriculum is to educatechildren, and teachers as well, about the importanceof effective and frequent hand washing.Students will learn how to fight the flu by being a COOL cougher, a SAFE sneezer and a HIP handwasher.

  • Objectives:

    Activity A: Discussion on GermsActivity B: Discussion on Colds and FluActivity C: Germs are EverywhereActivity D: Discuss Barriers to Hand WashingActivity E: Demonstrate Proper Hand Washing Activity F: How Coughs and Sneezes Spread GermsActivity G: Practice Covering a Cough or SneezeActivity H: Demonstrate Use of Hand SanitizerActivity I: Demonstrate Use of Hand Wipes

  • Activity A: Discussion on germs

    1. Describe what germs are2. Identify how germs can be spreadfrom one person to another3. Discuss simple ways to minimizethe spread of germs

  • Activity B: Discussion on Colds and Flu1. Describe some of the symptomsthey may have experienced whenthey were ill2. Identify that germs cause people toget sick with a cold or flu

  • Activity C: Germs are Everywhere

    Describe how germs can be spread from their hands to manysurfaces

  • Activity D: Discuss Barriers to Hand Washing

    1. Identify solutions to hand washingif they dont have access to a sink

  • Activity E: Demonstrate Proper Hand Washing

    Demonstrate the correct way towash their hands and how to be a HIPhandwasher2. Talk their way through the process, if they do not have access to a sink

  • Activity F: How Coughs and Sneezes Spread Germs

    1. Identify how germs get on theirhands2. Describe how germs spread from their hands to other surfaces

  • Activity G: Practice Covering a Cough or Sneeze1. Demonstrate how they can be a SAFE sneezer and a COOL cougher2. Discuss what happens to the germs if they cough and sneeze intotheir hands

  • Activity H: Demonstrate Use of Hand Sanitizer1. Describe how they can sanitizetheir hands without hand washingUnderstand that sanitizers are not a replacement for hand washing

  • Activity I: Demonstrate Use of Hand Wipes Describe how they can sanitize their hands without hand washingUnderstand that hand wipes are not a replacement for hand washing

  • Posters for Use in Schools

  • Resources

  • Conclusion:For more information on howyou can use this curriculum, pleasecontact Deborah Horvath, Assistant Director of Health at the Naugatuck Valley Health District, at (203) 881-3255.

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