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Complete the following table. In the Response/treatment column, give a general explanation of how you would care for a child who becomes ill or injured at your setting. Highlight circumstances that might require urgent medical attention
Condition/illness/allergy/
circumstance
Signs and symptoms
Response/treatment according to role
Asthma

MAY REQUIRE URGENT ATTENTION
Difficulty breathing
Keep child calm and help them take medicine. Phone parent and if it worsens call 999
Sickle cell anaemia

MAY REQUIRE URGENT ATTENTION
Fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, cold hands and feet, pain
Refer to care plan and phone parent if needed
Diabetes

MAY REQUIRE URGENT ATTENTION
Passing urine more often than usual, tiredness, thirsty
Refer to care plan and phone parent if needed
Chicken pox
Fever, rash, itchy
Try to stop child scratching, phone parent
Conjunctivitis
Itchy sticky eyes, red eyes, green goo
Stop child rubbing eyes, phone parent
Croup

MAY REQUIRE URGENT ATTENTION
Difficulty breathing, short barking cough
Keep child calm and encourage to breathe, call parent if it persists
Persistent Diarrhoea and sickness
Pale, lifeless
Encourage child to drink small sips of water, keep them calm in a quiet area. Phone parent
Very pale and lifeless appearance

URGENT

Phone parent and 999
Rash

MAY REQUIRE URGENT ATTENTION

Phone parent
Eczema
Itchy dry rash
Stop child scratching and distract them
Impetigo
Fluid filled blisters, itchy rash, red sores
Call parent
Measles
Slight cold, sore throat, swollen glands, pink rash
Call parent
Meningitis

URGENT
Fever, headache, confusion, affected by light, stiff neck, rash
Call 999 and parent
Unconsciousness

URGENT
Lifeless, unresponsive
Check for breathing put in recovery position call 999 and parent
Continuing high temperature/Febrile convulsions
URGENT

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