Explain Why Mu 4.1 Identify The Signs And Signs

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MU 2.4 4.1 IDENTIFY THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS WHICH MAY INDICATE THAT A CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON IS INJURED OR UNWELL RECOGNISING ILLNESS OR INJURY IN CHILDREN When working with children it is important to be alert for changes in the behaviour, mood or appearance of a child. There are times when changes can be a sign or symptom of underlying issues. Children who are very young are not able to explain how they feel or what is hurting them, so a worker needs to be aware of the different signals that can highlight different problems that may not be obvious to parents before leaving their children at the nursery/school. A good number of signals can point to various things and a worker must not jump to conclusions, for example if a child…show more content…
With an older child who doesn’t have any communication problems, they are able to tell if they feel ill or have a pain, or are hurting in any way. Workers need to familiarise themselves with the attached suggested signs and symptoms listed below and if any are noticed in a child, then it needs to be passed onto their Line Manager who will make the decision whether it will be necessary to investigate further. Illness | Signs and Symptoms | When children are able to return to school | Flu | Headaches, weakness, fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints | When recovered | Tonsillitis | Very sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, pain in ears and neck | No specific advice – children return when well | Diarrhoea/vomiting | Diarrhoea, stomach pains/vomiting, dehydration | Two days after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting | Chickenpox | Itchy rash with blister-like appearance, fever | Five days after onset of rash | Mumps | Painful and swollen jaw, pain when swallowing, fever | Five days after onset of swollen glands | Rubella (German measles) | Runny nose, temperature, red-pink rash, sore throat, headache | Six days after onset of rash
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