Posts Tagged ‘illness’
Understanding Chronic Conditions
Many people live with chronic conditions, which can cause illness, disability and even death. The term chronic conditions describe a broad range of health conditions, including: chronic and complex health conditions mental illness trauma disability genetic disorders. Chronic conditions: have complex and multiple causes may occur as a single condition in a person, or along…Read More
Depression – How can I be Supportive?
Treat the person with respect and dignity Each person’s situation and needs are unique. It is important to respect the person’s autonomy while considering the extent to which they are able to make decisions for themselves, and whether they are at risk of harming themselves or others. Equally, you should respect the person’s privacy and…Read More
Helping Your Child with Mental Health Problems
When a child or adolescent has a mental health problem it can affect the whole family, because they usually have difficulty controlling their behavior, thinking or emotions. Mental health problems in children can be expressed through angry, disruptive or hyperactive behavior or through withdrawal, worry, and emotional responses. Hyperactive behavior can be described like very…Read More
Varicella is usually a mild and common childhood illness that can also occur at any stage of life. The illness must be treated seriously in all cases because it can be associated with severe complications and even death. Varicella causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. They then crust over…Read More
Importance of Immunization
Early education and child care settings present unique challenges for infection control due to the highly vulnerable population, close interpersonal contact, shared toys and other objects, and limited ability of young children to understand or practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene. Routine immunizations at the appropriate age are the best means of protecting children…Read More
Personal Hygiene – Preventing Infections
Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways we have to protect others and ourselves from illness. This means not only washing your body, but also your hands, especially. It means being careful not to sneeze or cough on others, cleaning things that you touch if you are unwell, using protection (like gloves…Read More
Why hand washing is so important?
Good hand washing protects against the spread of many illnesses – from the common cold (which is responsible for 22 million lost school days each year), to more serious illnesses such meningitis, flu, hepatitis A, and more types of infectious diarrhea. Kids don’t always wash their hands after using the bathroom, before eating, or when…Read More