To raise awareness about the importance of needle stick prevention for healthcare personnel, Safe in Common wanted to create a video with elementary school students who would be able to deliver this important message in a fun and engaging fashion.
I headed to Mrs. Fraser’s second grade classroom in Newbury, MA to meet with a group of talented little performers who had practiced a special skit all week long. Stay tuned in the next few weeks to see what the kids came up with for the Safe in Common video!
While I was impressed by the adorable kids and their enthusiasm about creating a one-of-a-kind piece, I was extremely moved by my conversation with Newbury Elementary School’s nurse about her own needlestick incident.
A few years back, the school nurse was with a student who suffered from Type 1 diabetes and was allowed to inject himself with necessary insulin shots under her supervision, during school hours. After administering his regular shot, the boy accidently flipped the used needle onto her leg and an instant she was stuck. Thankfully, the school nurse did not suffer any infections or contract any diseases, but the accident made her realize just how quickly her life could have changed.
You’ll be able to see my interview with this wonderful school nurse, along with the classroom performance on the Safe in Common site soon. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of the students “on set.” Stay tuned!