ERIC Number: ED164088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
When a Child is Sick or Hurt. Child Health and Safety Series (Module III).
Iscoe, Louise; And Others
This manual for child care personnel in day care homes and centers provides guidelines on caring for sick children and emphasizes the importance of extensive detailed recordkeeping when a child is ill or injured. Signs and symptoms of illness are listed and appropriate responses are indicated. Immediate care procedures (separating the child from others, making the child comfortable, taking the child's temperature and notifying parents) are discussed and the importance of maintaining cleanliness in settings and among care providers in contact with ill children is emphasized. Emergency treatment is outlined and the importance of obtaining a prior legal agreement with parents concerning emergency procedures is stressed. Suggestions for an emergency plan in case of careperson illness or injury are provided. The use of in-house accident reports, reports to parents of symptoms of illness or child injury and caretaker's responses, notices of exposure to communicable disease, and post-illness follow-up reports is encouraged. (A slide/sound presentation and pamphlets were produced in conjunction with this manual.) (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: For related documents, see PS 010 241, PS 010 246, and PS 010 252-56