Case Scenario - Health Screen
Lily is typically a happy and healthy toddler who attends daycare on a regular basis. However, today you notice that Lily doesn`t seem quite herself. As you approach Lily, who is playing an imaginary game with Mia in the home corner, you see that her eyes are pink and puffy. Lily rubs her eyes, and you ask her if you can have a closer look. As you move closer, you can see that Lily`s right eye is quite red behind the eyelid, and there is a yellow-green discharge.
Question a) explain the purpose of a health screening of each child as they arrive at the centre, and what does this typically involve?
Question b) What symptoms do you observe in the scenario, and what condition do you think Lily is suffering?
Question c) Considering your observations and the condition that you think Lily may be suffering, what action must you take?
Question d) Records must be kept of any illness in children. Name seven (7) points that must be recorded in relation to Lily and her symptoms.
Question e) explain when would Lily be allowed to return to the centre/service?