This module provides an overview of common illnesses that children experience. The most common illnesses are conditions and symptoms caused by infectious diseases. Some examples are: colds, fever, sore throat, cough, pink eye, ear infections, diarrhea, impetigo and ringworm, lice and vaccine-preventable infections. A few non-infectious conditions are common also. Examples of these are: constipation, allergies to any substance or food, eczema and asthma.
This module uses frequently updated content from websites supported by widely recognized national experts. It includes online videos and downloadable documents. Each person seeking PA Key credit must independently perform the learning activities and then complete the Self-Assessment. The completed self-assessment can be submitted on-line, or by sending it to ECELS as a scan attached to an email, or as a paper copy mailed to ECELS. The details are described in the instructions in the document packet for the module. Be sure to follow the instructions in the “Important Reminders" box next to the list of self-learning modules on this webpage. (ECERS-ITERS: Personal Care Routines, Parents and Staff. Keystone STARS Core Knowledge Competencies K7.1 C3, K7.2 C1, K7.4 C3, K7.5 C1, K7.6 C1. Updated 6/2017.