Oswego Hospital’s pediatric patients will have use of some specially-made activity bags assembled by students in Deborah Morgan’s second grade class at Central Square’s Millard Hawk Elementary School.
The students made similar bags last year that were appreciated by the hospital’s young patients.
Each bag includes a coloring book, crayons, an activity book and a get well card.
The activity bags were presented during a school-wide assembly to Steve Olson, RN., clinical manager of the Oswego Hospital emergency room and Rebecca Bettinger, RN, community education nurse.
Prior to the assembly, the two Oswego Hospital staff members provided their own important lesson to the young students by offering a hand washing exercise.
The hospital staff stressed when the students should wash their hands and the role hand washing plays in reducing the incidents of illness.
The lesson included applying special lotion that safely imitates germs, which was applied to each student’s hands. After washing their hands, the students viewed them under a special device to see if they had removed all the germs.