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Health Management HIS

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a guideline for an outbreak of the flu at Hokkaido International School. Created for University of New England EDU615, Motivational Theory and CLassroom Management.

a guideline for an outbreak of the flu at Hokkaido International School. Created for University of New England EDU615, Motivational Theory and CLassroom Management.

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  • 8 is the number of common colds a child has on average every year. The flu has various types, A, B, etc Norovirus is a strong virus that is transmitted through body fluid.
  • Anyone can get the flu and serious problems from the disease can happen to anyone at any age. In particular, young children, pregnant women and elderly are at high risk for complications. Careful attention to the 5 Cs can help prevent contraction of the disease.
  • Teacher’s desktops because of the interaction of students around the teacher’s desk.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, sing Happy Birthday twice Using alcohol based cleaners can reduce illness and absences at school for both adults and students by 30 to 50%,
  • By safety we mean moving sick kids into a separate room, regroup students into smaller classes so that disease is more contained, may lessen the revolving of students to classrooms in order to contain germs
  • Or have someone else able to pick up for you.
  • School dismissal means students go home, and teachers and staff remain at work Selective dismissal is an early dismissal of high risk students and staff Reactive Dismissal is used when many students are sick and absent, or arriving sick and being sent home Preemptive Dismissal is used to decrease the spread before people get sick With a dismissal or closure, all school related activities are cancelled or post-phoned in order to decrease contamination of otherwise healthy members of the community.
  • If your child has been diagnosed with the flu, he or she should stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever Only head out for the doctor and avoid contact with others
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    • 1. Health Management HIS Health Guidelines during the flu and other communicable disease outbreaks
    • 2. What exactly is out there?
      • 8
      • Influenza (better known as the flu)
      • Norovirus
    • 3. How is the flu spread?
      • The
      • 5Cs
      • C rowding
      • C ontact
      • C uts and abrasions
      • C ontamination
      • I mproper C leaning
    • 4. Symptoms
      • Typical:
      • Fever of 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater
      • cough
      • sore throat
      • a runny or stuffy nose
      • body aches
      • headache
      • fatigue
      • Occasional:
      • vomiting
      • diarrhea.
    • 5. Most common places to be found in school:
      • Teacher desktops
      • Student desktops
      • Sink faucets and handles
      • Entrance doorknobs
      • Computer keyboard
      • Pencil sharpener
      • Water fountain
    • 6. How to reduce the chances:
      • Please get vaccinated!
      • Cover your mouth and nose
      • Wash your hands
      • Don’t touch your eyes, mouth or nose
      • Stay home
    • 7. As staff we:
      • Practice and preach good hygiene
      • Clean surfaces and items that are used often
      • Have personal protective equipment
    • 8. As teachers we:
      • Encourage respiratory etiquette
      • Practice good hygiene
      • Are aware of groups of students higher at risk
      • Act quickly during flu season
      • Provide time and supplies for students to wash their hands
      • Are committed to providing a safe classroom
    • 9. As parents, please:
      • Keep your child home when he or she is showing symptoms
      • Be aware of current trends
      • Do not send your child to school when he or she is ill
      • Be able to pick up your child if called in an emergency
      • Do not send your child back until the appropriate amount of time has passed.
    • 10. School Dismissal and Closure
      • School may consider dismissing students once 20% of K-12 are ill.
      • Selective Dismissal
      • Reactive Dismissal
      • Preemptive Dismissal
      • All activities are cancelled
    • 11. Preemptive Measures:
      • See a doctor for a correct diagnosis
      • Stay home until you are better
      • Staying home means staying home.
    • 12. References
      • CDC Questions and Answers: Information for Schools, Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Safer, Healthier, People, Feb 13, 2007
      • School District (K-12) Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist, Department of Health and Human Resources
      • Preparing for the Flu (Including 2009 H1N1 Flu), A Communication Tool for Schools (Grades K-12), Department of Health and Human Resources
      • Gerba, C. P., (2009). Healthful Cleaning, American School and University , June. 36-39.
      • Hokkaido International School, (2009). Pandemic Flu Rubric , retrieved from: http:// www.his.ac.jp

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