Back to school tips from CMC

by | August 4, 2018 5:00 am

Last Updated: August 3, 2018 at 9:47 am

As kids start a new school year, parents might start seeing those inevitable back to school sniffles.

Alisha Fender, the director of infection prevention with Colleton Medical Center, said that hand hygiene can significantly reduce the number of people who get sick with respiratory illness, like colds, in the general public since the number one way germs spread is through the hands.

She added that it is also important to make sure kids are washing their hands the right way.  “For kids, washing hands can be a fun and entertaining activity.  A good rule of thumb is to teach them to wash their hands as they sing the ABC song,” said Fender.  “Allowing the child and adult to be mindful of washing their hands, they take an active role in own health.”

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