School Kids Healthcare donates hand sanitizers to school districts in recognition of National School Nurses Week

by SKHC Editor on May 7, 2009

While the CDC recommends that schools no longer need to close due to H1N1 swine flu concerns, they recommend using antibacterial hand cleaners and sanitizing the campus. School Kids Healthcare comes to the rescue for two local Wisconsin school districts to lend a hand with a donation of hand sanitizers.

Roseann St. Aubin of the Milwaukee Public School District and Brad Smith

Twyla Lato of the Waukesha Public School District and Brad Smith

WAUKESHA, WI May 5, 2009 -Today, School Kids Healthcare (SKHC) donated 200 bottles of hand sanitizers to the Milwaukee Public School District (MPS) and the Waukesha Public School District to recognize National School Nurses Week. “We were looking for something we could do to help our local schools with the swine flu outbreak. At the same time, we wanted to recognize all of the hard work school nurses do every day to protect our kids,” Marketing Director Michael Margolies said. “We talk with schools and school nurses every day about trying to keep our kids safe with very limited budgets. Then, out of the blue, this flu pandemic happens. This donation lets us help a little in our own backyard.”

The CDC has recommended all public schools, colleges, and nursery schools provide hand sanitizers for students and faculty alike, as well as disinfect campuses. Many businesses and consumers are doing the same thing.

In addition to providing medical supplies and first aid products to schools and colleges, School Kids Healthcare is also a leading provider of infection control products such as hand sanitizers, wipes, surface cleaners, and other disinfecting products.

School nurses provide critical care to our students at a time when budgets are being cut and often school nurses are the first to go. Yet, today, we depend on them to dispense allergy medicines and prescriptions, diabetic care, perform vision and hearing screens, educate about sex and reproduction, provide first aid, help plan for emergencies and disasters, school lock downs and drug abuse issues while serving multiple schools or campuses at the same time. Recognizing the tremendous service they perform under difficult circumstances is what National Nurses Week is all about.

“School Kids Healthcare recognizes the important part we play in helping school nurses, health centers, and campus clinics provide for the health and well being of students and our own kids as well,” Director of Customer Service Kim Alexander said. “This current swine flu situation is just the kind of thing health care professionals depend on us for.”

About School Kids Healthcare

School Kids Healthcare is a provider of medical, emergency, and first aid supplies, and pharmaceuticals to school nurses, clinics, nursing colleges, campus health centers, safety, campgrounds, and individuals. SKHC is a division of Emergency Medical Products in Waukesha, Wisconsin, SKHC offers products though catalogs and online at www.schoolkidshealthcare.com. Schools and colleges automatically receive terms, SKHC offers bulk pricing, contract bidding, free ground shipping, and competitive retail pricing on consumer products. School Kids Healthcare and Emergency Medical Products are part of the privately held Sarnova family of companies.

For more information and a complete listing of products go to: www.schoolkidshealthcare.com, email: service@schoolkidshealthcare.com, or call: 866-558-0686

For media information or questions about this news release contact: Marketing Director Michael Margolies, at: 262-574-2200 or email to: michaelm@schoolkidshealthcare.com

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