Impact Urgent Care launches new education program

Impact Urgent Care

When it comes to teaching children about good hygiene during cold and flu season, we've found that seeing is believing!  That's why Impact Urgent Care is launching a new community outreach program called Bug Busters

 

The clinic's Bug Buster team is visiting area schools to educate children about dreaded germs.  Nurses will show them exactly what's on their hands using simulated "germs" and a black light to drive home the importance of hand washing and other steps children can take to keep germs and illnesses at bay.


The free Bug Buster program is designed for small classroom size groups. The short, but powerful 10 to 15 minute presentation allows the Bug Buster team to visit many classrooms in a short amount of time.

A recent study found schools that utilized a similar hand hygiene and cough etiquette program in Pittsburgh had 52 percent fewer Influenza A cases and 26 percent fewer absences.   

"Our goal is simple: to help keep children healthy and in school this upcoming cold and flu season," says Linda Ratner, CEO of Impact Urgent Care.

Schools interested in scheduling a visit from the Bug Busters may call 493-4357.

 

Impact Urgent Care, 16403 Huebner Road, is a walk-in medical clinic with a team of doctors and nurses capable of treating minor illnesses, as well as fractures, dislocations, sprains, asthma, infections, rashes, cuts and other emergencies.  Visit www.impacturgentcare.com/ for more information.