Are schools and teachers prepared to respond to health emergencies in children? A questionnaire study in Mangalore, India.

Rao, Arathi and Rao , Ashwini and Shenoy, Ramya (2014) Are schools and teachers prepared to respond to health emergencies in children? A questionnaire study in Mangalore, India. International Journal of Advanced Research, 2 (11). pp. 1123-1126. ISSN 2320-5407

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the preparedness of the schools and teachers to respond to medical and dental emergencies in children. Materials & method: A questionnaire was administered to teachers and heads of schools. Results: About 92% of them reported that they were not confident in dealing with the situation. None of the schools had a written protocol for emergency management. Conclusion: This study shows that teachers as well as schools are not prepared to deal with health emergencies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical emergencies, school teachers, school children
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Public Health Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 06:25
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 06:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141244

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