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Family education for early detection of acute respiratory infections in children When do you decide to go to the doctor? Tachypnea is an important indicator of the need to seek medical attention. These symptoms are potentially lethal if not treated immediately with antibiotics. These infections are generally spread by direct contact with infected people.

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. Pneumonia is an infection of lungs that is most commonly caused by viruses or bacteria.

For polipneq information on this specific case study For more information on Child Illnesses For more information on Family and Community Health More on www. These inefficacies sway more mothers to treat illnesses solely at home. Research for Health News.

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Pneumonia, a fatal but preventable child illness. Get an insider’s point of view by contacting our interns. The women were then shown how to detect tachypnea by watching the children’s collarbones, which are not always covered with clothing and blankets. Prompt treatment with antibiotics is crucial concepyo cases of bacterial pneumonia.


However, many people do not know which symptoms indicate the need to seek medical attention. In a research initiative 1 concepho 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.

Improving access to medical clinics.

Early Detection of ARIs

But given their lack of knowledge on medical topics, there remain a large proportion of childhood mortalities due to ARIs. Family education for early detection of acute respiratory infections in children.

Pneumonia, a pllipnea but preventable child illness Pneumonia is an infection of lungs that is most commonly caused by viruses or bacteria. National Agendas of Research Priorities.

This was attributed to their inability to notice the children’s indrawn chest because the children are bundled up to keep warm. However, these home treatments were limited to anti-flu medicine and aspirin. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 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.

Early Detection of ARIs. The necessity of family education for early detection of ARIs.

Many of these problems can be solved by increasing education on health topics and renovating medical clinics. 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.


For how long are xe sick and what are the symptoms that convince you to go?


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. For some, the only way to know whether or not a clinic is open is by going on foot. This accompanied with more adaptable health services can go a long way towards saving children’s lives. How can the many cases of preventable pneumonia related deaths be averted? 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.

When do you decide to go to the doctor? 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. To get the more effective antibiotics, the women most often sought out health centers, followed next by private doctors.