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



March 2003 | 392 pages | Corwin
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.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I: Health Issues in the Classroom
 
1. Illness, Injury, and Disability in the Inclusive Classroom
 
2. Family and Community Problems
 
3. Stigma and Student Self-Esteem
 
Part II: Health Problems A-Z (130 disorders)
 
Part III: Health Policies and Procedures
 
A. Handwashing
 
B. Bleeding from Minor Cuts or Abrasions
 
C. Casts
 
D. Tracheotomy
 
E. Tube Feedings
 
F. Medical Emergencies
 
G. Pets in the Classroom
 
H. Immunizations
 
I. EpiPen
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Illness, Injury, and Disability in the Inclusive Classroom


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Dolores M. Huffman

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... More About Author

Karen Lee Fontaine

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 ... More About Author

Bernadette K. Price

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