UT Tyler Office of News and Information
MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler Nursing Students to Present Hand Hygiene Clinic
November 4, 2010
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Nursing students at The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a prevention education session Thursday, Nov. 4, Dr. Linda Klotz, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.
The event will be 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the University Center foyer.
The purpose of the event is to help the University Community learn how to reduce their risk of colds, flu and other illnesses. During the clinic, students will demonstrate how easily viruses and bacteria are transferred, proper ways to wash hands and proper use of alcohol hand sanitizers.
They also will share findings they observed of current hand washing and other prevention practices and strategies that can be implemented within the campus community. Students are also working with local businesses to promote the availability of hand sanitizers at checkout stands with credit/debit card devices.
“The students who put this project together observed an opportunity to improve the health of our university community and our local community. These students are working hard to help fellow students and the Tyler community reduce their risk of colds, flu and other infections during the upcoming flu season,” said Dr. Janith Williams, assistant professor of nursing and project adviser.
This is part of a group project developed by senior nursing students in the community health nursing course.
For additional information or interviews, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.