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

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Corwin Press, Mar 12, 2003 - Business & Economics - 372 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Illness Injury and Disability in the Inclusive Classroom
3
Common Health Problems
4
Accidental Injury
5
Chronic Illness
6
Disabilities and Individualized Education Plans
7
Hospitalization
9
Family and Community Issues
11
Divorce Remarriage and Blended Families
12
Human Bites
183
Impetigo
185
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
187
Influenza
189
Inhalant Abuse
191
Insect Bites and Stings
193
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
196
Lead Poisoning
199

Chronic Illness or Disability Within the Family System
14
Death
15
Neglect and Abuse
16
Homelessness
18
Stigma and Student SelfEsteem
20
SelfEsteem
22
Peer Relationships
24
Gender Identity Issues
26
Sexual Identity Issues Affecting Students and Families
27
HEALTH PROBLEMS AZ
31
Adjustment Disorder
32
Alcohol Abuse
34
Drugs
37
Food
39
Hay Fever
42
Latex
44
Anaphylaxis
47
AnemiaIron Deficiency Anemia
50
Anger
52
Animal Bites
55
Generalized
57
Separation
60
Appendicitis
62
Aspergers Disorder
64
Asthma
67
Attention DeficitHyperactivity Disorder
70
Autistic Disorder
73
Conduct Disorder
76
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
79
Bipolar Disorder
82
Bladder Control Problems
85
Body Piercing Infection Reaction
87
Bowel Control Problems
89
Bronchitis
92
Burns
94
Cancer
97
Cellulitis
100
Cerebral Palsy
102
Chicken Pox
105
Cold Sores
107
Color Blindness
109
Common Cold
112
Cystic Fibrosis
114
Depression
116
Diabetes
119
Diarrhea
122
Down Syndrome
124
Dystonia
126
Ear Infection
128
Anorexia
130
Eczema
132
EpilepsySeizure Disorder
134
Eye Injury
137
Eye Splash
139
Eye Stye
141
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
143
Fever
145
Fifth Disease
147
Fractures
149
Frostbite
152
Grief
154
Headache
157
Head Injury
159
Head Lice
161
Hearing Loss
164
Heart Disease
166
Heat Exhaustion
168
Heatstroke
170
Hemophilia
172
Hepatitis A
174
Hepatitis B
176
Hepatitis C
178
HIVAIDS
180
LeggCalvePerthes Disease
201
Lupus
203
Lyme Disease
206
Measles German Measles
209
Measles Rubeola
211
Meningitis
214
Mononucleosis
217
Mumps
219
Muscular Dystrophy
221
Nosebleed
224
Obesity
226
PraderWilli Syndrome
228
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
230
Organ Transplant
233
Panic Disorder
235
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder
237
Social
240
Specific
242
Pica
244
Pink Eye
246
Pneumonia
249
Poisoning
251
Oak Ivy and Sumac
254
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
256
Psoriasis
258
Reyes Syndrome
260
Rheumatic Fever
262
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
265
Scabies
268
Scarlet Fever
270
Schizophrenia
272
Scoliosis
275
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
277
Sexual Acting Out
280
Sickle Cell Anemia
282
Fungal
285
Sleep Disorders
287
Snakebites
289
Spider Bites
292
Spina Bifida
294
Injury Acute Care
297
LongTerm Care
299
Splinters
302
Staph Infection
304
Stomachache
306
Strep Throat
308
Suicide
310
Swimmers EarForeign Object in Ear
312
Tattooing Infection Reaction
314
Thyroid Disorder
316
Tooth Abscess
318
Toothache
320
Tooth Injuries
322
Tourettes Syndrome
324
Tuberculosis
326
Urinary Tract Infection
329
Vision Problems
331
Whooping Cough
333
Worms
335
HEALTH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
339
Hand Washing
340
Care of Minor CutsAbrasions and Lacerations
343
Care of Casts
345
Care of Tracheostomy
347
Tube Feedings
350
Medical Emergencies
353
Pets in the Classroom
355
Immunizations
357
EpiPen
361
Bibliography
364
Index
367
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Dolores M. Huffman, RN, PhD, has been a nursing educator for over thirty years. In her academic career she has taught classroom health issues for elementary teachers. In addition, she has been employed as a community health nurse. In that capacity, she has worked with families of school-age children living with disability and has previously served as a camp nurse for special needs children. Her interest covers the health needs of persons across the lifespan. She is currently Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, where she may be reached by e-mail at huffman@calumet.purdue.edu

has been a nursing educator for over thirty years. In her academic career she has taught classroom health issues for elementary teachers. In addition, she has been employed as a community health nurse. In that capacity, she has worked with families of school-age children living with disability and has previously served as a camp nurse for special needs children. Her interest covers the health needs of persons across the lifespan. She is currently Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, where she may be reached by e-mail at huffman@calumet.purdue.edu

Karen Lee Fontaine, R.N., M.S.N., is Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet, where she has been teaching for 20 years. She is also a certified sex therapist and maintains a private practice coun­seling individuals and couples. Her publishing awards include the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2000) for Healing Practices: Alternative Therapies for Nursing and the Annual Nursing Book Review Sigma Theta Tau (2000) for Mental Health Nursing (4th edition). Her distinguishing academic honors include the Luther Christman Excellence in Published Writing Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Rush University (1997) and Distinguished Lecturer, Sigma Theta Tau International (1994–1995). She has also served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy since 2000.

Bernadette K. Price, RN, MSN, CMM, is a nurse midwife in private practice. Previously, she had been Associate Professor of Nursing at Purdue University Calumet for 15 years. During her years in education she taught maternity and pediatrics courses as well as a course for elementary education students about health problems in the classroom. During her three decades in nursing, Bernadette has worked with infants, school-age children and adolescents in many different settings including staff nursing in maternity, clinic and office settings, home visits with new families, Healthy Start and Head Start programs and many community education programs. She can be reached by e-mail at bprice@comnetcom.net.

 

 

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