Some of the signs of meningitis are signs of “severe headaches, photophobia, nausea and vomiting and joint pains.” http://www.meningitis.org/symptoms 7/4/14. When in the setting the immediate plan of action would be firstly reassure the child and isolate the child from the group and take them to a quiet place. The next part of the plan would be to send someone to ring up the emergency services and inform the child’s parents as soon as possible. In the event of an asthma attack you must stay calm and reassure the child while helping the child find a comfortable position. You should give the child’s blue relief inhaler and wait 5-10 minutes to see if the asthma attack has improved, if not you should phone for an ambulance after 10 minutes.
According to Korabek and Cuvo (1986), teachers tend to focus on teaching self-care, motor skills, and sometimes the reduction of self-injurious behavior as well as the academic curriculum. Teachers also must be aware of some of the medical problems that will possibly affect the children in their classroom who have spina bifida. Among these problems are lower limb paralysis and possible bowel and bladder incontinence. Self-care skills can be taught by the teacher in the classroom to help the child with spina bifida. One aspect of self-care for these children is to check their bodies for injuries such as pressure sores.
Often children and young people can become seriously ill very suddenly which means that as a member of staff they should be alert to any changes in their behaviour which could indicate pain or nausea. When a child becomes sick or lets the school staffs know that they feel unwell, staff will need to sufficiently look after them until their parent or a carer arrives to collect them. In life threatening situations the emergency services should always be contacted straight away. An emergency situation which requires urgent medical attention includes: * An open wound that won’t stop bleeding or where the blood is pumping out. * Burns or scalds to the child’s skin * Meningitis symptoms such as a stiff neck, fever, headache and a rash that doesn’t fade when pressed by a glass.
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Unit 202 | Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people | Title | Describe in great details your knowledge of what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures. | Evidence Covered | | 2.1 Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses | | 2.2 Describe the actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured | | 2.3 Identify circumstances when children and young people might require urgent medical attention | | 2.4 Describe the actions to take in response to emergency situations including: a) fires b) security incidents c) missing children or young people | | Most children and young people will at some stage or another in their life become unwell. And sometimes, the illness could start showing signs whilst the child or young person is at school. As a teaching assistant it is important to be able to recognise when a child or young person is unwell or is becoming unwell and also be able to differentiate when they are under the weather or whether they are pretending to be unwell: i.e: saying their stomach hurts but pointing to their chest.Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnessesThe most obvious signs when a child or young person is unwell are to their faces which could either turn pink, red or suddenly go pale. Their temperature could be higher and their behaviour might change: they could start losing their concentration, start falling, a rash might appear or they might simply be very upset and start complaining about a pain which won’t go away.
The supervisor sees that the child has a deep wound to his forehead and blood is gushing out. Also the child complains that he cannot move his arm. The supervisors priority is to make sure all the other children are away from the area and should call for assistance. An ambulance should be called by one of the free supervisors and also the parent or guardian should be informed. The parent/guardian should be made aware of what has happened and should know what hospital the child is being taken to.
The signs & symptom’s that might come at once so the child might lose consciousness: high pitched wheezing sound, blotchy/ itchy/ raised rash, swollen eye lids, lips and tongue, difficulty speaking then breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. When you might suspect a child or infant that might be having anaphylactic shock then you should ring for an
Children require special care and attention. It is also a good idea to adjust your exam to the needs of each child. Making a child feel as comfortable as possible is key to your exam. The child should be in a position of comfort, most of the time in the arms or lap of their parent. Often demonstrating a procedure on the parent or stuffed animal is very helpful and less fearful for the child.
• Loss of a comforter: The transition between having a soother, dummy or pacifier and not having one can be quite traumatic. Supportive relationships will understand that what a child has come to rely on for reassurance and comfort to assist sleep and achieve calm may well be gone. • Move from crawling to walking - this transition sees children reach new perspectives on their lives, viewing the world around them from an independently upright position. They can obtain items with greater ease, move with increasing speed. Supportive relationships will ensure children explore their environment safely with interest and enjoyment.
Blisters are red with a small bubble of fluid on top and then turn into ulcers. The soles of the feet and the palms of the hands also may be affected with a rash that can look like flat red spots or red blisters. Some times a pink rash may be seen on other parts of the body, such as the buttocks and thighs. However some children with HFM Disease have no symptoms at all or if they do they may only have sores in the back of their throat. It can be hard for a parent to tell if a child, especially a child who is not talking yet, has HFM Disease if sores are only inside the mouth or throat.