It’s time to prove that they don’t, and then show them how it’s really done.
GlitterBug products make it easy to educate students about proper hand hygiene. They visually show that their current techniques are ineffective, helping you teach the correct methods. We offer three products, each designed for a specific aspect of hygiene.
GlitterBug Potion is applied to students’ hands and rubbed in all over, including the wrist. It dries invisible. When they wash their hands, the GlitterBug Potion will be removed with good handwashing technique. However, the Potion will still be present on any areas that are missed by the washing, and this will show up under UV light.
NOTE: What you are seeing glow is GlitterBug Potion. It does NOT make germs glow. Instead, it is pretending to be the germs. Commonly, the palms will be well cleaned, but the finger webbing, nail beds, wrists and edge of the hand will still show leftover Potion.
Hand sanitizer effectively works by killing germs on the hands upon contact. To ensure effective sanitization, it’s crucial to thoroughly apply the sanitizer to all parts of your hands. Germs that don’t come into contact with the sanitizer won’t be eliminated.
We provide GlitterBug Gel to students to mimic the use of hand sanitizer. If you want to be discreet, you can remove the GlitterBug label and instruct them to use it as sanitizer. GlitterBug Gel dries and becomes invisible. Under UV light, the areas touched by the Gel become visible. If GlitterBug Gel were a real hand sanitizer (which it is not), those areas would be sanitized.
What you should look for are the areas that do not glow. These are the parts that haven’t been properly sanitized. Typically, most students will have glowing palms and little else. It’s essential to check between the fingers, the back of the hand, and around the wrists to ensure thorough sanitization.
If germs were visible, we would be much more aware of their easy spread. This is where GlitterBug Powder comes in.
Simply sprinkle the Powder on commonly touched items, like doorknobs, sign-in folders, work surfaces, and the like. It’s invisible to the naked eye. Let the students interact with the surfaces for a while, then use a UV light to track the spread of the Powder. You’ll find it on clothes, seats, ears, nostrils, and everywhere the students have been.
GlitterBug Powder effectively demonstrates how something invisible, such as germs, can be unknowingly transferred.