WPS Head Lice (PEDICULOSIS) Protocol
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Dealing with Head Lice
Nurse's Notes On Nutrition
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Notes on Nutrition-Physical Activity
Colorful Foods Part I
Colorful Foods Part II
Colorful Foods Part III
Colorful Foods Part IV
Serving Sizes and Portions
Choose My Plate
Choose My Plate En español
School Day Just Got Healthier
School Day Just Got Healthier En español
Tips for Picky Eaters
Nurse's Notes about Grains
Nurse's Notes about Oils
Nurse's Notes about Fruits
Nurse's Notes about Vegetables
Nurse's Notes about Milk
Nurse's Notes about Meat and Beans
Nurse's Notes about BMI Part I
Nurse's Notes about BMI Part II
Nurse's Notes about Healthy Weight
Create a Home Circuit
Wash Those Hands!
It’s here! The cold and flu season is back again. The weather is turning colder and people are staying inside more. We start sharing the same organisms in enclosed spaces, then we pass them around on shared surfaces and by respiratory droplets in the air.
So are we totally at the mercy of these wretched little organisms? NO!
It’s time to take action and stop the spread of germs.
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Clean your hands often.
Remind your children to practice healthy habits.
Proper handwashing requires three important elements- water, soap, and friction.
First wet your hands with warm running water.
Apply soap and distribute so that it thoroughly covers hands.
Rub and scrub hands vigorously for 20 seconds. Make sure to rub all surfaces of the hands. (Some people like to sing their “ABC’s” or the “Birthday Song” to make sure they scrub long enough)
Rinse hands thoroughly and dry with a paper towel.
When to Wash your Hands
Always before you eat
Always after you use the bathroom
Before, during, and after food preparation
After handling animals or animal waste
When your hands are dirty
More frequently when someone in your home is sick
Taking a few seconds now to wash your hands will prevent you from being sick and can save you time and big bucks later at the doctor’s office.
For more helpful information about colds, flu, and hand washing check out these sites:
Infuenza: The Disease- from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How to tell the difference between a cold and flu
The Common Cold