Make sure to properly introduce the training so that maximum participation can be realized by the audience. The subsequent steps will walk you through the best way to conduct a Glo Germ training for better hand washing. In general, questions are very effective to get the audience engaged in the trainings. Having the right tools are most important though. Here are the basics:
- Glo Germ Powder: http://www.outfoxprevention.com/home/handwashing-kits-with-glo-germ/fluorescent-powder-for-infection-control
- Glo Germ Gel: http://www.outfoxprevention.com/home/handwashing-kits-with-glo-germ/fluorescent-gel-for-infection-control
- UV Black Light: http://www.outfoxprevention.com/home/handwashing-kits-with-glo-germ/black-lights-for-infection-control
- Soap and Water
- (Full Glo Germ kits found here: http://www.outfoxprevention.com/home/handwashing-kits-with-glo-germ/glo-germ-training-kits-for-infection-control
Step 1: Introduce Germ Topics and Prepare Them to Apply Simulation Germs
Use these points to help formulate your introduction:
Briefly explain to the audience about the visualization exercise they will soon witness. Explain how fluorescent materials are not visible unless a UV light is used similar to how germs are not seen with our eyes. Finally, describe how the fluorescent material (depending on whether you have Glo Germ Gel or Powder) will represent germs and the task is to get rid of all the “germs.”
To help stimulate a good discussion, ask the audience questions similar to:
-How do illnesses spread?
-What is an epidemic?
-Have you ever gotten sick after you have been near other sick people?
-Do you think you wash your hands well enough?
-Have you had any experiences where you have observed others not washing their hands?
-What are some of the basic steps to staying healthy and not spreading illness?
Step 2: Apply Glo Germ Gel or Powder
Apply fluorescent simulation germs to the hands of the students or employees. Gel is similar to lotion so it is generally easier for students to apply. Glo Germ Powder shines more brilliantly under a UV light, but it is more difficult to apply (very chalky).
Make sure that the gel or powder is worked into the hand on palm AND back side of the hand. You can explain that the gel or powder represents times when you get your hands dirty through coughing, sneezing, shaking hands, touching unclean things, eating and so forth.