November 18th, 2009
How to Prevent the Spread of Swine Flu in Schools
From Bill Lin, Director, Corporate Contributions
With the majority of swine flu cases occurring in children and young adults, schools have become a battleground for the disease. School nurses and administrators play a crucial role in preventing the spread of the swine flu and responding appropriately to outbreaks of flu cases in their schools and districts so healthy kids can continue going to school.
The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and Johnson & Johnson recently held a Swine Flu (H1N1) Preparedness Training Seminar to provide school health professionals and administrators with accurate information about the current pandemic and prevention methods, such as educating students about hand hygiene and what to do when a sick child comes to school. Videos from the training seminar are available on the health channel.
This video features Dr. Tom Kirsch, an Associate Professor and the Director of Operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, talking about effective prevention strategies to stop the spread of swine flu in schools: