Nurse

My name is Ann Lukes, and this is the 17th year that I have been the school nurse at Mohawk Trails Elementary. 

My nursing background includes receiving my BSN from DePauw University, working for several years in the Newborn Intensive Care unit at Methodist Hospital, holding a position at Riley Children's Hospital in the Newborn Follow-Up Clinic, and working for a group of pediatricians on the north side after completing the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program through Indiana University.  My goal as a school nurse continues to be working towards keeping the students and staff healthy and safe. 

Each year I am challenged by students and families to learn more about current health issues.  I am always grateful for communication between myself, parents, and staff. 

Please contact me with questions or concerns. 

 

Wash Your Hands

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.

When washing hands with soap and water:

1. Wet your hands with warm water.

2. Apply a generous amount of soap.

3. Rub your hands together for 20 seconds.

4. Rinse your hands.

5. Dry your hands with a paper towel.

6. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand rubs significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast-acting.

When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer:

1. Apply product to the palm of one hand.

2. Rub hands together.

3. Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.  

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, after changing diapers, after cleaning the toilet, after handling anything soiled with stool and before eating and preparing food.