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Get an insider’s point of view by contacting our interns. Pneumonia, a fatal but preventable child illness. However, these concpeto treatments were limited to anti-flu medicine and aspirin. Research for Health News. These infections are generally spread by direct contact with infected people.
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These inefficacies sway more mothers to treat illnesses solely at home. But for those less fortunate, seeking medical attention is much more difficult. By conducting interviews with 32 mothers in the Kaqchiquel community, researchers were able to understand the way the women identify the primary signs of the disease. Although mothers were able to observe rapid breathing, high fevers, fatigue, and coughing all symptomatic of a lung infectionthey were less able to detect tachypnea, which is the presence of rapid shallow breaths.
Caregivers may not speak the same language as you and the medication you need may be in short supply or unavailable.
Improving access to medical clinics. This was attributed to their inability to notice the children’s indrawn chest because the children are bundled up to keep warm.
For those lucky enough, seeking medical attention is a simple and cost-effective process in which you receive immediate attention and a prescription to be filled at your local pharmacy.
The necessity of family education for early detection of ARIs. Pneumonia, a fatal but preventable child illness Pneumonia is an infection of lungs that is most commonly caused by viruses or bacteria. Early Detection of ARIs. However, many people do not know which symptoms indicate the need to seek medical attention.
But given their lack of knowledge on medical topics, there remain a large proportion of childhood mortalities due to ARIs.
These symptoms are potentially lethal if not treated immediately with antibiotics. Prompt treatment with antibiotics is crucial in cases of bacterial pneumonia. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online].
This accompanied with more adaptable health services can go a long way towards saving children’s lives. Family education for early detection of acute respiratory infections in children When do you decide to go to the doctor? The necessity of family education for early detection of ARIs How can the many cases of preventable pneumonia related deaths be averted?
In a research initiative 1 in the Kaqchiquel community of rural Guatemala, mothers have been asked how they identify the primary signs of pneumonia and acute respiratory infections ARIs in their children.
By teaching caregivers a general background in the treatment of prevalent illnesses in their area, more people will know when to seek medical attention. For these reasons, some people rarely seek medical attention and many times the d of an illness is underestimated, leading to fatal consequences that could have been avoided.
Family education for early detection of acute respiratory infections in children. This research initiative shows that training to recognize pneumonia must be directed not only to medical and nursing personnel and community health workers, but also to families, so that they will quickly seek medical attention for the child.
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Most stated that they preferred to go straight to the pharmacies where there was less waiting time and a greater likelihood of receiving medication. The women were then shown how to detect tachypnea by watching the children’s collarbones, which are not always covered with clothing and blankets.
Pneumonia is the primary cause of death for young children in Latin America, accounting for a third of pediatric services. Pneumonia is an infection of lungs that is most commonly caused by viruses or bacteria. Through this research initiative, researchers were also able to understand the ways in which clinics could be made more accessible to people within this community.
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Some of the main grievances these women had with the health clinics were the inconsistent schedules, the long waits, the difficulties in communication between Spanish speaking nurses and Kaqchiquel speaking mothers, and the scarcity of drugs. To get the more effective antibiotics, the women most often sought out health centers, followed next by private doctors. For some, the only way to know whether or not a clinic is open is by going on foot.
When do you decide to go to the doctor? How can the many cases of preventable pneumonia related deaths be averted? For how long are you sick and conceptoo are the symptoms that convince you to go?
Many of these problems can be solved by increasing education on health topics and renovating medical clinics. Tachypnea is an important indicator of the need to seek medical attention.