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Smittskydd på förskolor: En studie av smittskydd på förskolor i Arvidsjaurs kommun samt förslag på åtgärder vid eventuella brister
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Disease control at preschools – a study of disease control at preschools in the municipality of Arvidsjaur and suggestions for action if needed

This study investigates whether selected preschools in the municipality of Arvidsjaur live up to the demand of the self-monitoring program in the Environmental Code, and furthermore suggests actions when it comes to disease control, hygiene and cleaning. The study also investigates whether cleaning, the area per child indoors and the time the children spend outdoors are sufficient. A checklist from the National Board of Health and Welfare was used to see whether the preschools follow the guidelines from this authority. Agar imprints were used to see whether cleaning was sufficient. Some routines of hygiene and cleaning proved to be good but many of them need to be improved because the guidelines were not fulfilled. A documented self-monitoring program has to be introduced and knowledge has to be better among the headmasters and the staff. To improve the hand hygiene is the most important action to be taken. The children spend a lot of time outdoors, but whether it is sufficient is hard to conclude. Children should, however, be outside regardless of the weather. The area per child indoors is in agreement with guidelines from other municipalities, therefore the area is sufficient for the children. The results from the agar imprints show that for many of the sample areas the cleaning is insufficient. The shortage of routines increases the risk for the children to be contaminated and to contract infections. The results from the study show that the requirements in the Environmental Code are not fulfilled and a number of improvements needs to be done.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
preschool, day care centre, disease control, self-monitoring program, hygiene
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38292OAI: diva2:374232
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2010-12-03 Created: 2010-12-03 Last updated: 2012-11-28Bibliographically approved

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