Teachers find it more demanding than ever before to keep their classrooms healthy and clean for students according to their latest teacher surveys. Children should be prevented from any form of diseases, therefore, it is essential their future be safe.
The survey showed that 90 percent of teachers thought it was “just that the students were going to school”. Only about 30 percent say that his school administrator regularly disinfects the classrooms.
“Bacteria often spread through contact with the surface, but many teachers do not have time or resources to fight these germs,” said Dr Paul S. Horowitz, Medical Director of Legacy Emanuel Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Clinic in Portland, Oregon. “This mismatch can have a direct impact on the health and well-being of both students and teachers.”
More than 70 percent of teachers said that because of the illness they thought caught some of their students, they missed a school. The survey was conducted by a subordinate publisher, Scholastic, and was released during the US healthcare association and national media coverage of children’s health.
Encouraging children to live a healthy life outside the classroom is important in preventing disease, said Janis Hootman, a registered nurse and immediate past president of the National Association of School Nurses.
The health habits of kids outside school have a direct impact on what happens to them and their classmates during school.
The following tips are offered to parents to prevent their kids:
- Make sure your children wash their hands. This is the most effective method of preventing disease. Your hands should be clean for 10 to 15 seconds.
- Do not allow your children to share kitchen utensils. Although sharing learning is important, it should not apply to cups, glasses or dishes.
- Ensure complete healing. Do not send your kids to school if they are ill.
- Make sure your children have enough sleep. Sleep deprivation emphasizes the immune system. Most kids need at least eight hours of sleep per night.
- Tell your children about vaccines. Protect new vaccines against some dangerous diseases, including meningitis.