MPTC Nursing Students Teach K-5 Kids Hand Hygiene

(Oakfield) Moraine Park Technical College nursing students recently partnered with Oakfield Elementary School to teach K-5 students the importance of hand hygiene and germ control. The MPTC students each presented individually to two classrooms.

They were given three weeks to prepare their presentations and cater their approach to their assigned grade levels ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. The presentations went over how to properly wash your hands and what can happen if you let germs linger. Some of the presentations included books and songs about handwashing and experiments using glitter, pepper, and more.

The event was coordinated by MPTC Nursing Instructor, Casey Truse, and Oakfield Elementary School Nurse, Mekenzie Bowe. The six participating nursing students from Truse’s class included Nick Santiago of Kenosha, Paige Fraley of Hartford, Kendra Smith of Hartford, Michael Boyd of Manteno, Kali Herrick of Horicon, and Kasey Butcher of West Bend.

Pictured: Moraine Park Nursing student, Nick Santiago, demonstrated the impact of hand washing by bringing in petri dishes with samples he took from his own hands.