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Handwashing education can decrease illness absenteeism

Handwashing education can decrease illness absenteeism

Journal of School Nursing 12(2): 14-6, 18

A handwashing program for elementary school students was developed and implemented by the school nurse in a suburban elementary school. The program consisted of surveying teachers, inspecting handwashing facilities, and providing classroom presentations and follow-up activities. Absenteeism records indicated a significant decrease in absenteeism for illness during the two months following the presentations.

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