By Susan S. Aronson MD FAAP, Timothy R. Shope MD MPH FAAP
Presented in an easy-to-use layout, this 'must-have' advisor provides:
- Content from AAP's most appropriate resource of data on infectious ailments, the Red Book
- Quick reference truth sheets on more than 50 universal infectious ailments and symptoms that ensue in youngsters in team settings
- Easy-to-read motives on how infectious ailments spread
- Strategies for proscribing the unfold of infection
- When exclusion is indicated and never indicated
- Guidance approximately which occasions require fast help
- Immunization schedules
- Ready-to-use pattern letters and types for fogeys or referrals
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If the water does not automatically shut off, leave the water running while drying hands. Dry hands with a clean, disposable paper towel, singleuse cloth towel, or safe warm-air hand-drying device. If taps did not turn off automatically, turn taps off with a disposable paper towel or single-use cloth towel. If it is necessary to open a door to leave the handwashing area, use a disposable paper towel to open the door. To dispose of towels —Throw — disposable towel in lined trash container.
Washing infants’ hands helps reduce the spread of infection. For children who can stand but not wash their hands by themselves, teachers should provide assistance as needed for the children to complete the hand-washing procedure correctly. Washing under running water is best. For the child who is unable to stand and too heavy to hold at the sink to wash hands under running water, use separate disposable paper towels to Wipe the child’s hands with a wet paper towel on which there is a drop of liquid soap; lather for as close to 20 seconds as is feasible.
Follow the instructions for disinfecting on the label of EPA-registered disinfectants and on the Web site of the CDC as suggested for sanitizing. The disinfecting strength is usually greater for the same chemicals than the strength that is used for sanitizing. Surfaces that must be disinfected in child care include those used for diaper changing, door and cabinet handles, drinking fountains, hand-washing sinks and faucets, toilet and diapering area countertops, toilets, diaper pails, floors in toilet and diapering areas, and any surface that has been contaminated by body fluids such as blood, feces, or secretions from the nose or sores.