Ogdensburg-Hepburn Medical Center and Heuvelton Central School team up on hand washing
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 9:15 am



Above with the fourth grade Heuvelton Central students are CHMC outreach coordinator Michele Catlin and Dr. Kome Oseghale.

OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Heuvelton Central School’s fourth grade Mad Scientists recently teamed up for hand-washing lessons.

On hand from Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center to work with the children were Dr. Kome Oseghale, pediatrician at Claxton-Hepburn, and Michele Catlin, community outreach coordinator.

Oseghale and Catlin provided demonstrations on proper hand-washing and gave lessons on why it is important, and when to wash one’s hands.

The children were then able to demonstrate their hand-washing effectiveness using Glo-Germ solution under an ultraviolet light. The germ-simulating gel showed “that clean hands may not be clean after all,” CHMC said in a news release.

Claxton-Hepburn will also provide lab coats to the Mad Scientist students.