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  • Patient Education Handouts
    Back Health
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Training Issues
    ... diet that provides the necessary vitamins and minerals. Identify athletes at high risk, such as athletes who are obese, are poorly conditioned, are not acclimated, have a current illness, are taking certain medicines, or have a history of...
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    Child Care
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... appear and while signs and symptoms are present. The presence of green or yellow discharge from the nose is common. Darker or greener nasal discharge does not mean the child is more ill or contagious or has a greater need for antibiotics. Respiratory (droplet) route: Contact with large...
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    Diarrhea
    Ear Infections
    Fever
    Flu
    Infections
    Otitis Media
    Pneumonia
    Sinusitis
    Tonsils
    Influenza
    ... child’s doctor for the right dosage for your child’s age and size. Do not give aspirin to your child because it has been associated with Reye ­syndrome, a rare but very serious illness that affects the liver and the brain. The following are some of the more common childhood infections, including...
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    General Health
    Kawasaki Disease
    Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools
    ... to follow the child depending on his or her recovery. Children with heart conditions may have problems only intermittently or for a short period. These children often have pediatric cardiologists who help with their treatments in addition to a primary care provider in the medical...
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    Asthma
    Chronic Health Conditions
    Dehydration
    Diabetes
    Infections
    Inpatient Care
    Newborns
    Pediatric Care
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    Pneumonia
    Students
    Surgery
    Pediatric Subspecialists
    ..., skin, lungs, and kidneys Respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and croup Problems with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma Common pediatric illnesses such as influenza and dehydration Recovery from injuries or surgeries Care of newborns Pediatric...
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    Newborns
    Prematurity
    ... specializes in the care of preterm or very ill babies) to help determine what, if any, special treatment the infant needs. Here are some of the most common conditions that occur in preterm infants: Respiratory distress syndrome is a...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Fever
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... infants younger than 2 months. Only if Fever is noted in an infant younger than 2 months (60 days). Unexplained fever occurs in an infant who is younger than 4 months. Fever is associated with behavior change or other signs of illness or other conditions that require exclusion (see...
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    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... in Chapter 4). Note: Exclusion will not reduce disease transmission because some children may shed the virus without becoming recognizably ill and other children who became ill may shed the virus for weeks in the stool. Yes, when all the following criteria are met: A common set of...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Diarrhea
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... types of symptoms (see the section Exclude From Group Setting?). Report the condition to the staff member designated by the early education/child care program or school for decision-making and action related to care of ill children and staff members. That person, in turn, alerts possibly...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Adolescents and School-aged Children
    Nutrition and Fitness
    Safety and Prevention
    ... One of the first questions an athlete will ask following injury or illness is, "When can I play again?" The answer is rarely quick or simple. Return-to-play decisions can be controversial and a source of conflict between health care...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Pneumococcal Infection
    Vaccine Information Statements
    ... your health care provider. Pneumococcal disease refers to any illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria. These bacteria can cause many types of illnesses, including pneumonia, which is an infection of the lungs. Pneumococcal bacteria are one of the most common causes of pneumonia. Ear...
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    Eye Health
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    .... It is helpful to think of bacterial conjunctivitis like the common cold. Both conditions may be passed on to other children but resolve without treatment. We do not exclude for the common cold. Bacterial conjunctivitis generally results in less symptoms of illness than the common cold. The best...
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    ADHD
    Special Needs
    ..., your child’s doctor will look for other conditions that cause the same types of symptoms as ADHD. Your child may simply have a different condition or ADHD combined with another condition (a coexisting condition). Most children with a diagnosis of ADHD have at least one additional condition. Common...
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    Child Care
    Rotavirus
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... distinguishable from other common forms of watery diarrhea. The following recommendations apply for a child with diarrhea from any cause (see Diarrhea Quick Reference Sheet ): Report the condition to the staff member designated by the child care program or school for decision-making and action related to care...
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    Infections
    Newborns
    Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... to care for the health and safety of the other children in the group. The child meets other exclusion criteria (see Conditions Requiring Temporary Exclusion in Chapter 4). Yes, when all the following criteria have been met: Respiratory syncytial virus is a very common cause of...
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    Respiratory Syncytial Virus
    ... weeks are at increased risk for developing serious RSV infection. Young children with medical conditions, such as chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, or problems with their immune system—including problems due to cancer or organ transplants—are also at risk. Respiratory syncytial virus...
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    Flu
    Infections
    Influenza
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... community. Health professionals can use a test to determine whether an ill person has influenza rather than other common viruses that cause respiratory symptoms. However, it is not practical to test all ill children to determine whether they have common cold viruses or influenza infection. Therefore...
  • Patient Education Handouts
    Physical Activity
    Sports
    Sports
    ... Shoulder impingement is an overuse injury that causes achy pain on the front or side of the shoulder. The pain is felt most when the arm is overhead or extended to the side. Shoulder impingement is common in young...
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    Child Care
    Gastroenteritis
    Infections
    Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools
    ... has a Giardia infection because the condition is not distinguishable from other common forms of watery diarrhea. The following recommendations apply for a child with diarrhea from any cause (see Diarrhea Quick Reference Sheet ): Report the condition to the staff member designated by the child...