This all-new resource brings caregivers and educators trustworthy recommendations on a wide spectrum of chronic health conditions.
The health conditions described in this book cover a spectrum of chronic illnesses, acute situations, selected developmental and behavioral problems, and special health care needs, with a special emphasis on children with special health care needs. For this reason, the title Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide was chosen to emphasize the inclusive nature of the subjects covered, including many common conditions that caregivers/teachers deal with on a daily basis.
It gives teachers, administrators, school nurses, and caregivers ready access to practical information and "what-to-do-when" advice. And it helps health care providers communicate essential information and instructions clearly and time-efficiently.
Care plans: development and responsibilities
Care plan implementation strategies for caregivers/teachers
Medication administration issues
Handling symptoms that develop in child care or school settings
Emergency planning recommendations
Quick reference fact sheets on 35+ diseases and conditions
Ready-to-use sample letters and forms for parents or referrals
Extensive listings of state, federal, and medical resources
How-to help at-a-glance
More than 35 quick-access fact sheets describe specific conditions. These time-saving problem solvers cover diseases and disorders that caregivers and school staff deal with daily including:
- Altered immunity
- Bleeding disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Cystic fibrosis
- Down Syndrome
- Hearing loss and deafness
- Heart conditions and defects
- Kidney/urinary problems
- Sickle cell disease
- Visual impairments