Assignment 02_857178_PRS1023_17.08.2017.docx

Certain illnesses and these need hours in order to

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certain illnesses and these need sometime 24-48 hours in order to start working, so its advisable to exclude kids who require antibiotic treatment. Blood – exclude children 0-5 years. Use universal precautions when handling body fluids and include good hand washing techniques. Seal contaminated items in plastic bags. Disinfect surfaces with bleach / water solution or a proper disinfectant. Immunisation again plays an important part in preventing the spread of communicable illness. 1.2 Symptoms and procedure for an ECD teacher to follow in certain situations The symptoms and procedure for handling the following situations by the ECD teacher is as follows: Mild head injuries – If a child receives a minor blow or bump to the head, they should be encouraged to rest or play quietly for the next few hours to ensure that it is in fact minor. The family should be notified and the child should be observed for the next 24 to 36 hours for any changes in behavior or symptoms. Scalp wounds sometimes bleed profusely and appear more serious than they are. They should be treated with first aid. Families should still be notified and the child monitored. Asthma attack – Anxiety, wheezing, restlessness, and loss of consciousness or blue discoloration of the nail beds or lips are signs of an asthma attack. The teacher can handle the situation by remaining calm and confident. Summoning for help, reassure the child, administer the child’s pump or inhaler if they have one for acute asthma. Encourage the child to breathe slowly and deeply. Notify the child’s family immediately. Bites – Human and animal bites are painful and can lead to infection. The signs to look out for include pain, vomiting, fever. If an allergic reaction occurs after an insect bite, there could be redness, itchiness, swollen tongue and eyes. These can be life threatening and should be monitored very closely. A call for emergency medical assistance and rest is recommended. If an allergy is present medication can be administered for this purpose. 3 | P a g e
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Name: Zainub Bibi Hoosain Module: PRS1023 Assignment no: 857178 Student No: 45594686 2. Question 2 2.1 Health observation checklist 1 General Fatigue, loss or access excitement, weight changes, average size for age group 2 Eyes Redness, puffiness, rubbing eyes, sores 3 Ears
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