Infection in school: a manual for school personnel

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/304910
Title:
Infection in school: a manual for school personnel
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE) Health Promotion Unit
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/304910
Item Type:
Patient Information Leaflet
Language:
en
Description:
Introduction The aims of this booklet are to foster an awareness of common and important infectious diseases, to provide information to help you differentiate between minor (does not require home care) and more significant (should not remain in school) infections and to give guidance in the prevention and management of infectious disease within the child care/educational system. The booklet is divided into three main sections. 1: Infection What it is? Who gets it? How it is transmitted? How do we fight it? 2: Halting the spread of infection Good hygiene is the key to controlling the spread of infection. The potential for spread of infection exists whenever people congregate. In schools spread of infection is facilitated by the relatively close proximity of large numbers of people of different ages for considerable periods each day. As good hygiene is the basis for any effective infection control policy, this section is in essence a guide to good hygiene practices within schools. Practical advice on first aid kits and the safe delivery of first aid is also included. 3: Specific infectious diseases The third section gives specific information about infections which are frequently encountered in schools, infections which although rare have potentially serious consequences and those vaccine preventable diseases which should, with the effective implementation of immunisation programmes, become a thing of the past.
Keywords:
HEALTH PROMOTION; SCHOOL; INFECTION CONTROL
ISBN:
0863870384

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE) Health Promotion Uniten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-04T13:01:10Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-04T13:01:10Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.isbn0863870384-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/304910-
dc.descriptionIntroduction The aims of this booklet are to foster an awareness of common and important infectious diseases, to provide information to help you differentiate between minor (does not require home care) and more significant (should not remain in school) infections and to give guidance in the prevention and management of infectious disease within the child care/educational system. The booklet is divided into three main sections. 1: Infection What it is? Who gets it? How it is transmitted? How do we fight it? 2: Halting the spread of infection Good hygiene is the key to controlling the spread of infection. The potential for spread of infection exists whenever people congregate. In schools spread of infection is facilitated by the relatively close proximity of large numbers of people of different ages for considerable periods each day. As good hygiene is the basis for any effective infection control policy, this section is in essence a guide to good hygiene practices within schools. Practical advice on first aid kits and the safe delivery of first aid is also included. 3: Specific infectious diseases The third section gives specific information about infections which are frequently encountered in schools, infections which although rare have potentially serious consequences and those vaccine preventable diseases which should, with the effective implementation of immunisation programmes, become a thing of the past.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTIONen_GB
dc.subjectSCHOOLen_GB
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen_GB
dc.titleInfection in school: a manual for school personnelen_GB
dc.typePatient Information Leafleten
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