As a nurse, you can make a critical difference in preventing the spread of infectious diseases in your school. Find resources here to develop an action plan, engage your students, and get the school community involved.
This toolkit offers resources for nurses to use and share to help communicate the importance of cleaning, disinfecting and hand hygiene for a healthy and successful academic year.
These videos from the National Association of School Nurses can be used as a tool to educate the school community.
This on-demand webinar designed for school nurses features CDC experts talking about how to create a school health plan that takes into consideration the vital role of hand hygiene.
Absences due to illness each year across the country
The reduction in gastrointestinal illness in students when handwashing is practiced at least four times a day
Amount handwashing education reduces absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren