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Health Problems in the Classroom 6-12
An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators


June 2003 | 480 pages | Corwin

Sharpen your medical knowledge and understanding of health problems and concerns facing today's students with this authoritative reference guide!

Further continuing the dialogue from their successful reference, Health Problems in the Classroom PreK-6, authors and medical experts Huffman, Fontaine, and Price have collaborated yet again to provide this valuable resource for middle and high school teachers, teacher aides, administrators, and educators, covering health problems that affect students in grades 6 through 12. Alphabetically listing the most current health concerns for this age group, this ready-reference handbook covers:

  • At-a-glance medical information about 150 illnesses, injuries, and medical conditions that affect adolescents in middle schools and high schools, including details about signs and symptoms, primary groups affected, classroom guidelines, attendance guidelines, medications, and communication topics to discuss with parents and caregivers
  • Detailed coverage of sports injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, dating violence, and other topics relevant to teens
  • Health, illness, disability, self-esteem, and stigma during adolescence
  • Family and community issues related to gender, sexual, and social identity, including a section on adolescent depression and warning signs for suicide

An essential guide for all teachers and school personnel, Health Problems in the Classroom 6-12 gives educators immediate access to the knowledge, referrals, and resources they need to understand the health challenges facing them in today's middle schools and high schools.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
I. Health Issues in the Classroom
 
1. Health, Illness, and Disability During Adolescence
 
2. Family and Community Issues
 
3. Stigma and Self-Esteem
 
II. Health Problems A-Z (150 topics)
 
III. Policies and Procedures
 
A. Handwashing
 
B. Bleeding
 
C. Care of Casts
 
D. Care of Tracheotomy
 
E. Tube Feedings
 
F. Medical Emergencies
 
G. Pets in the Classroom
 
H. Testicular Self-Exam
 
I. Skin Cancer Prevention
 
J. Immunizations
 
K. EpiPen
 
Bibliography
 
Index
Key features
  • Provides at-a-glance medical information about 150 illnesses, injuries, and medical conditions that affect adolescents in middle schools and high schools, providing details about signs and symptoms, primary groups affected, classroom guidelines, attendance guidelines, medications, and communication topics to discuss with parents and caregivers.
  • Detailed coverage of sports injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, dating violence, and other topics relevant to teens.
  • Details specific procedures for dealing with handwashing, minor cuts, medical emergencies, casts, tube feedings, tracheostomy, pet-related illnesses, immunizations, and using EpiPen for allergic shock.
  • 911 features alert the teacher to conditions that may involve life threatening situations and medical emergencies.
  • Comprehensive chapters cover injury, accidents, hospitalization, depression and suicide, divorce and blended families, family violence, school violence, homelessness, stigma, sexual and gender identity, and student self-esteem.

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Health, Illness, and Disability During Adolescence


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