Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 05:00 AM
Germs are everywhere! Our best defense against them is to wash our hands.
take-away from a Germ Clinic taught to young campers by an infection control
nurse at Marshall Medical Center North.
prevent infections,” RN Gloria Clemons told students. “Infections are caused by
demonstrated how germs are spread by shaking hands with each child after she rubbed
glow powder on her hands. Then the children looked at their hands under a black
light – called the Germ Buster – and saw how the substance spread from her
hands to theirs. Clemons then showed them how it also had spread around the
discussing the lesson and the importance of hand washing, students washed their
hands and enjoyed lunch. The program was the idea of Heather Epperson, director
of children’s ministry at Guntersville United Methodist Church, who requested
the hospital offer a lesson for the 4-year-old to second-graders in her Kids in
Motion summer camp.