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For how long are you sick and what are the symptoms that convince you to go? But given their lack of knowledge on medical topics, there remain a large proportion of childhood mortalities due to ARIs.

This accompanied with more adaptable health services can go a long way towards saving children’s lives.

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For more information on this specific case study For more information on Child Illnesses For more information on Family and Community Health More on www. Get an insider’s point of view by contacting our interns. But for those less fortunate, seeking medical attention is much more difficult. Research for Health News. The necessity of family education for early detection of ARIs How can the many cases of preventable pneumonia related deaths be concelto 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 concfpto, but also to families, so that they will quickly seek medical attention for the child.

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


When do you decide to go to the doctor? The women were then shown how to detect tachypnea by watching the children’s collarbones, which are not always covered with clothing and blankets.

Early Detection of ARIs

By teaching caregivers a general background in the treatment of prevalent illnesses in their area, more people will know when to seek medical attention. Many of these problems can be solved by increasing education on health topics and renovating medical clinics.

These inefficacies sway more mothers to treat illnesses solely at home. 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 concelto early detection of ARIs.

Most stated that they preferred to go straight to the pharmacies where there was less waiting time and a greater likelihood of receiving medication. These symptoms are potentially lethal if not treated immediately with antibiotics. Pneumonia, a fatal but preventable child illness Pneumonia is an infection of lungs that is most commonly caused by viruses or bacteria. For some, the only way to know whether or not a clinic is open is by going on foot. Caregivers may not speak the same language as you and the medication you need may be in short supply or unavailable.

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. Improving access to medical clinics.

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Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. For these reasons, some people rarely seek medical attention and concepgo times the severity of an illness is underestimated, leading to fatal consequences that could have been avoided. Pneumonia, a fatal but preventable child illness. Prompt treatment with antibiotics is crucial in cases of bacterial pneumonia.


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.

These infections are generally spread by direct contact with infected people. National Agendas of Research Priorities.

However, these home treatments were limited to anti-flu medicine and aspirin. To get the more effective antibiotics, the women most often sought out health centers, followed next by private doctors. Some of the main grievances these women had with the health clinics were the inconsistent schedules, the long waits, the difficulties in communication polkpnea Spanish speaking nurses and Kaqchiquel speaking mothers, and the scarcity of drugs.

Tachypnea is an important indicator of the need to seek medical attention.

How can the many cases of preventable pneumonia related deaths be averted? This was attributed to their inability to notice the children’s indrawn chest because the children are bundled up to keep warm. Through this research initiative, researchers were also able poilpnea understand the ways in which clinics could be made more accessible to people within this community.

Early Detection of ARIs. Although mothers were able to observe rapid breathing, high lolipnea, fatigue, and coughing all symptomatic of polinea lung infectionthey were less able to detect tachypnea, which is the presence of rapid shallow breaths.

Pneumonia is the primary cause of death for young children in Latin America, accounting for a third of pediatric services. However, many people do not know which symptoms indicate the need to seek medical attention.