Community Seminars

Operation: WASHUP

Handwashing is the single most important step in preventing the spread of infections. Operation: WASHUP is an interactive community seminar that gives your pharmacy an innovative way to communicate with patients, by educating children between the ages of six and eight about proper handwashing technique.

In the Operation: WASHUP program, the Lab Brats©, with the help of our PharmTeam©, teach children how to wash their hands properly and effectively. The program includes an entertaining, instructive movie and a handwashing demonstration, and gives kids the opportunity to become certified handwashing experts! This seminar features:

  • a fun video, Attack of the Mutant Germs (to view a video sample, click here)
  • Giant Microbes: four plush germs—at about one million times their normal size!—to show kids which kinds of germs cause infections
  • Glo Germ™ kit: Glo Germ™ gel (containing plastic “germs” that can only be seen under UV light) and a battery-operated UV flashlight
  • communication to parents: a letter to take home, explaining what the child learned in the program (to help build patient loyalty, you can also include your pharmacy name and address on each letter)
  • stickers, posters and certificates.

Special offer! For a limited time, we will be offering a presentation kit for 150 students for $150—that’s a savings of $250 off the regular price. Quantities are limited.

Operation: WASHUP is available to order online: Click here to shop Teva Pharmacy Solutions.

Presentation tips

While we provide comprehensive materials, which allow you to deliver the seminar with ease, it’s natural to be nervous about public speaking and hosting an event. The following tips can help you relax and deliver a successful presentation:

  • Arrive early and ensure that all equipment (e.g., computer, DVD player, projector, etc.) is set up and working.
  • Make sure you have enough handouts for the group.
  • If you open up the floor to questions and there is silence, tell the group that you will answer some of the common questions you hear at the pharmacy.
  • Rehearse your talk and run it by family members or friends who can give you advice, and take criticism constructively.
  • Remember that you are already a subject expert, so just review, relax, and have fun educating your patients. You do this every day on a one-on-one basis.

Operation: WASHUP Presentation

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