Medical Assisting Students Serve Through Scrubbing

Posted by on January 31, 2012

MSB-Plymouth medical assisting students read to children at Plymouth Montessori Step by Step School

Patient Care I class teaches pre-school children healthy hand washing habits

Students in the Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth (MSB) Patient Care I class recently gave a hand washing and germ prevention lesson to local preschool students at Plymouth Montessori Step By Step School.

Students from the class read a book about hand washing to a group of children ranging from 3-to-6-years old. The class had the opportunity to teach and lead activities that taught the children to prevent the spreading of germs.

“We always love getting our students out in the community,” Medical Assisting Chair Valeria Amnuel said. “These experiences that provide our students a chance to give back and also learn more about their field of study are invaluable.”

MSB students took the children through a step-by-step process of how to properly wash their hands. Children applied a lotion to their hands that glowed when placed in special black box. The children then were given tips, and taught how to properly wash their hands by MSB students. The activity ended with the children getting to test their new hand washing skills by re-checking their hands in the black box after they finished washing their
hands.

“The children had so much fun, and were delighted to see how well they could wash their hands,” Amnuel said.


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