Fight MRSA! by 05l5c19


									 Fight MRSA!
Fighting MRSA is all about
  fighting the spread of germs.

Germs are microorganisms.
 Microorganisms are tiny little
 living things. Yes, living
       Germs are alive and want to
         stay that way! Lucky for us,
         most germs are easy to kill.

       And, even though MRSA is
         one of the stronger germs,
         we still can kill it by
         preventing it from spreading
         from person to person.
 How do germs live?
To stay alive, germs need to get
  inside of a person, usually
  through the nose, mouth, eyes,
  or openings in the skin like cuts
  or scrapes.

Most germs—including MRSA—
  can’t survive in the air, so
  something has to carry them to
  our nose, mouth, eyes, or
  wounds. And, that something is
  our hands!
Stop the spread of germs
           When we stop the spread of
            germs, we help to reduce
            illness in our families,
            schools, and communities.

           Covering your mouth and nose
             when you sneeze or cough
             is a way to keep your germs
             to yourself.
        If we kill the germs while they’re on
           our hands, we prevent them
           from getting close enough to get
           inside of us!

        It’s human nature for us to use our
            hands to put food in our mouths,
            to scratch our noses, rub our
            eyes, or touch our wounds.
            That’s why it’s so important for
            us to wash our hands as often
            as we can throughout the day!

You already know how to wash
  your hands, right?

Well, maybe you do and
 maybe you don’t. Take a
 look and see.
You should wash your hands as often
  as possible throughout the day.
  There are some places and times
  when it is especially important.

In the kitchen, it’s especially important
    to wash your hands before, during,
    and after you prepare food. If
    somebody else prepared the food,
    you just have to worry about
    washing your hands before you
In the bathroom

         In the bathroom, it’s especially
            important to wash your hands
            when you’re finished.

         If there’s a baby in the house,
             wash your hands every time
             you change a diaper.
    When you’re around sick
     people, it’s time to wash
     your hands!
    If you touch money, wash
     your hands frequently,
    Do your hands look dirty?
     It’s time to wash your
   If you’re around animals or animal
    waste, wash your hands!

   After every workout or sporting
    activity, it’s time to wash your hands!

   Got pimples? Cuts? Scrapes?
    Sores? Bug bites? Wash your hands!

   Do your hands look dirty? It’s time to
    wash your hands!
How to wash your hands
  Step 1. Turn on the water
     and get your hands
     wet. Running water is
     better than standing
     water in a bowl. Apply
     soap to your wet
How long does it take?
Step 2. Scrub your hands by
  rubbing your hands together
  firmly, making sure that you
  get both sides, between your
  fingers, and around your
  fingernails. Keep rubbing the
  soap around for 20 seconds!
How long does it take?
         Seriously, a good hand-washing
           takes 20 seconds! Get in the
           habit of counting to 20.
         Some people sing the Happy
           Birthday song twice, which takes
           about 20 seconds. You can sing
           to yourself or sing out loud! When
           you’re finished, you’ll have clean
           hands and a smile on your face!
          Step 3. Rinse your hands
             with clean, running
             water until all of the
             soap is gone.
          Now your hands are clean but
             the water faucet probably
             has germs on it. Don’t touch
             the faucet with your clean
             hands! Use your elbow! If
             that’s too tricky, use a towel.
Use a clean towel
 Step 4. Dry your hands with
   a clean towel. Paper
   towels are best.
 Cloth towels used by other
   people can contain germs,
   so you’ll just be inviting
   germs back onto your
How do I get out of here?
Now, you’ve got your clean, dry,
  germ-free hands! Don’t touch
  the doorknob! Doorknobs,
  especially in bathrooms or
  locker rooms, are known to be
  loaded with germs!
Use a paper towel between your
  clean hand and the knob. If the
  bathroom only had air dryers,
  try using your elbow. If all else
  fails, wait for somebody else to
  open the door!
How else can I kill the germs?
  Sometimes, washing your hands
    with soap and water just isn’t
    possible. That’s no excuse for
    letting MRSA win!
  Hand sanitizers and disposable
    wipes can help fight MRSA too.
    Make sure that you use the kind
    that are at least 62% alcohol. Rub
    all over your hands and let them
What else can I do?
Besides washing your hands often
    throughout the day, there are some
    other things you can do to prevent the
    spread of germs.

   Try to keep your hands away from your
    nose, mouth, eyes, and wounds—
    especially if you haven’t just washed
    your hands.
   Be healthy! Get plenty of sleep,
    exercise regularly, drink plenty of water,
    and eat nutritious food.
What else can I do?
  To fight MRSA:.

     Stay home when you are sick and
      try to avoid being close to people
      who are sick.
     If you are sick, always cover your
      mouth and nose with a clean tissue
      when you sneeze or cough. Then,
      throw the tissue in the trash right
      away. If you don’t have a tissue,
      use your sleeve instead of your
Quiz time!!ARE YOU READY?
Post tutorial questions…
1.   Before you eat anything, you should wash your hands.
2.   After using the bathroom, you should wash your hands.
3.   Washing your hands in water is good enough.
4.   It’s okay to dry your washed hands on your shirt.
5.   Always cover your mouth with a tissue or shirt sleeve when you
     cough or sneeze

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