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Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6

Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6
An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators

March 2003 | 392 pages | Corwin
Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6 is the essential resource for today's inclusive classroom, providing concise and practical facts about common health problems, chronic illnesses, and disabilities encountered every day by teachers, teacher aides, and school administrators.

This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide includes detailed information on:

· Signs and symptoms, primary groups affected, attendance guidelines, and medications

· Communications with parents and caregivers

· Family and community issues

· Peer stigmatizing, labeling, and gender and sexual identity

· Important policies for classroom health procedures such as hand washing, immunizations, and more

· Specific procedures for coping with cuts and abrasions, allergic reactions, casts, tube feedings, and all "911" medical emergencies .

Asthma, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fever, Influenza, Mononucleosis, Poisoning, Spider Bites, Strep Throat, Toothache, Vision Problems, and more than 120 other health problems are covered in this comprehensive guide.

About the Authors
Part I: Health Issues in the Classroom
1. Illness, Injury, and Disability in the Inclusive Classroom
2. Family and Community Problems
3. Stigma and Student Self-Esteem
Part II: Health Problems A-Z (130 disorders)
Part III: Health Policies and Procedures
A. Handwashing
B. Bleeding from Minor Cuts or Abrasions
C. Casts
D. Tracheotomy
E. Tube Feedings
F. Medical Emergencies
G. Pets in the Classroom
H. Immunizations
I. EpiPen
Key features
  • Provides at-a-glance medical information about 130 illnesses and medical conditions that affect students in grades PreK-6, providing details about signs and symptoms, primary groups affected, classroom guidelines, attendance guidelines, medications, and communication topics to discuss with parents and caregivers.
  • Details specific procedures for dealing with minor cuts, medical emergencies, casts, tube feedings, tracheostomy, pet-related illnesses, immunizations, and using EpiPen for allergic shock.
  • 911 features alert the teacher to conditions that may involve life threatening situations and medical emergencies.
  • Comprehensive chapters cover injury, accidents, hospitalization, family problems, community problems like homelessness and violence, stigma, and student self-esteem.

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