J&D Ultracare deeply cares about providing the best nursing services possible to its clients. Not only that, we also care about personalizing our services as much as possible, providing specialized care for each patient to make sure that all of their needs are attended to. Instead of going to a hospital, we travel directly to your home to make sure that you and your child are as comfortable as possible. If you want to see what people are saying about us, check out our testimonials page here.
We like to make sure that parents know what to do if their child gets sick. That’s why we wrote a great post on the blog last week called “Three Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Fever”, which you can check out by clicking here. However, there are also preventative measures that can stop illnesses like fevers from happening! That’s why we wanted to highlight a post from St. Louis Children’s Hospital that discusses many different ways to avoid getting sick at school.
We picked only three of the methods from their post, so if you find this topic interesting, you can read the full article by clicking here. Here’s a segment from the post on St. Louis Children’s Hospital:
- Keep Germs at Bay: Preventing our children from illnesses once back in school, is important. Illnesses are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi that are transmitted from one person to another. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person goes through the air and lands on a surface like a desk. Germs are easily spread when someone touches the object that has been contaminated with germs and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Keeping the hands away from the nose and mouth are the most helpful steps in prevention. School age children average five or six colds a year and adolescents approximately four colds a year. In addition children can have diarrhea illnesses with or without vomiting two to three times per year. The main cause of frequent colds or illness is your child being exposed to new viruses. Viruses increase in the wintertime, when we spend more time crowded together indoors.
- Practice Good Hand Hygiene: Good hand-washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of colds, the flu, and viruses. Washing your hands after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, handling trash, touching animals, and prior to touching food will help eliminate germs. Soap and water can be used for 20 seconds to their hands to wash away those germs. Using alcohol-based hand cleaners is also effective. So when purchasing those school supplies, pick up some alcohol-based hand cleanser for your child’s classroom to put next to the Kleenex box. For those college students pick up some Clorox wipes that they can wipe bathroom surfaces quickly.
- Help Your Immune System: An unhealthy diet and not enough sleep can also affect the immune system and lower their resistance to illnesses. Normally our bodies can help fight off organisms before we get sick. However, staying up late, cramming for an exam or eating too many cheeseburgers and fries can wear our body down. Poor nutrition and not getting good rest can weaken the immune system. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can prevent health problems. Drinking water helps prevent dehydration and helps flush out the body. Sleep is crucial to maintaining your child’s health. Sleep is the body’s time to repair and rejuvenate itself.
If you have used our nursing services in the past, please consider writing us a review by clicking here. This spreads the word about J&D Ultracare, which will help us find more patients in need!
Are you following us on social media? If not, please consider liking us on Facebook! This is one of the best ways to support our agency, plus it’s great for keeping yourself up to date on the posts we’re writing. Click here to be taken to our Facebook page and learn more!