ERIC Number: ED312855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Management of Chronic Infectious Diseases in School Children. Revised Edition.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield.
This manual contains current guidelines for Illinois school personnel to follow when working with children who have infectious diseases. The first chapter focuses on school district development of policies and procedures and program implementation. The next chapter provides information on characteristics, mode of transmission, prevention, and classroom implications for the following infectious diseases: congenital rubella syndrome, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus infections, herpes simplex, and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related illnesses. Chapter 3 provides guidelines on: (1) establishing infectious disease prevention procedures; (2) maintaining a safe, healthful school environment; (3) cleaning up body fluid spills; (4) maintaining a clean school environment; (5) special procedures for early childhood, day care, and special classroom settings; and (6) selecting an appropriate disinfectant and sanitizer. Appendix A provides two sample policies on infectious disease. Appendix B offers an AIDS case definition for surveillance purposes with three supplements providing information on laboratory evidence for or against HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections, definitive diagnostic methods for diseases indicative of AIDS, and suggested guidelines for presumptive diagnoses of diseases indicative of AIDS. Appendix C gives a classification system for HIV infections, appendix D a glossary of 14 terms, and appendix E a bibliography of 22 items. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois