GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine

 
  Share

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority's Schools and Educational Institutions Health Unit recently held a workshop for school staff to educate them on skills needed to assist children with health conditions.

More than 400 participants including doctors, nurses, teachers and the school management team attended the workshop.

The training was conducted by school health experts, members from the Noor Dubai Foundation, doctors from Dubai Diabetes Centre, experts from the Mental Health Program, DHA's public health and safety department and primary healthcare sector. International school health experts from the UK also took part in the workshop.

Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Primary Healthcare at the DHA, said: “The aim of holding such regular workshops stems from the DHA's vision of providing high quality medical services for students and regular training help keep school staff up-to-date with the latest in managing the health, social, behavioral and emotional needs of children.”

She added that the training is in line with the DHA's school health policy.

Dr Nusaiba Shaker Al Behandy, Acting-Head of School and Educational Institutions Health Unit at the DHA, said: “ This workshop was specifically tailored to discuss how to assist students with medical conditions. We discussed at length how to support people of determination; this includes students who are grappling with learning disabilities and those who are physically challenged. We discussed the skills that the school staff must have or develop to assist such children.

Al Behandy, said: “The workshop discussed all aspects of autism and disorders such as ADHD, which often can be confused for lack of attention span but once identified can help a child grow in their confidence and learning journey. Creating a supportive environment to bring out the best in people of determination is our duty and the workshop provided information on how school staff can achieve this.”

The workshop also discussed at length ways to manage medical emergencies for children with diabetes, visually impaired children, those with severe allergies etc.

Dr Hamid Y Hussein, Deputy Director of School and Educational Institutions Health Unit at the DHA discussed the skills needed by school staff to manage children with Autism in the most positive manner and to help them flourish the best they can.

Dr Waleed Hasan Al Faisal, public health specialist in the schools and educational institutions health unit at DHA's primary health care sector, highlighted the importance of health screening and individualized medical care for pupils. In terms of diabetic care tailored for each pupil, he said: “Children with diabetes need proper management in a school setting. Health risks such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) must be tackled promptly and effectively. Additionally, the ability to learn is compromised when blood glucose is not within a reasonable range. Therefore, the workshop discussed the importance of individualized and student-specific school health team diabetes management and treatment plan. This includes knowing the target blood sugar range of the pupil, knowing the child's specific hypoglycemia range, insulin or other medication used, meal and snack plans, how to manage physical activities, signs and symptoms to identify hypoglycemia etc.”

Dr David Cremonesini, Consultant Pediatrician and expert in allergy and respiratory disorders discussed effective asthma management in schools.
The workshop also discussed allergies at length, the critical need to ensure the school follows a strict no-nut policy and the administration and availability of EpiPen. (epinephrine injection)

Dr Taryam, concluded: “Every kid needs to have opportunities in life and school is an important space where children spend several hours per day. It's only fair that the school environment should be safe, one that helps children be comfortable and thrive.”



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5069 times
Posted on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority
Next Story : Emirates Dermatology Society And Novartis Launch ‘Skin To Live In' A Groundbreaking Campaign For Pe...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Jewelry
Max Fashion #ForgetFilters Campaign Celebrates Living for the Moment
Malabar Gold & Diamonds makes historic gain Opens 11 showrooms in a day across 6...
IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part o...
Sports Bras Banishing Bounce by 83% arrive in store
LG Exploring New Commercial Opportunities With Expanding Robot Portfolio
Transform Your Lips With Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks from Ciaté London
We Sheet You Not! Foreo Announces End of Face Mask Epidemic
Transform Your Skin In 2018 with QNET's Revolutionary Elixa Skincare
Experience the ultimate beauty extravaganza as MyBeautyFest kicks off with the i...
Qabala joins Air Arabia's Azerbaijan network
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds designed to dazzle
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Watches
AIGNER Love
New Year, New Skincare!
Bubble Clown by Matt Barnes
Coach presents the Grand Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection
OMEGA and Pyeongchang 2018
Land Rover's 70th Anniversary Begins With Restoration of ‘Missing' Original 4x4
Garden Party Style and Cult Classics: Swatch Launches Spring-summer 2018 Collection
Corum Bubble Art For Those Who Appreciate A Work Of Art
Shimmering Gilda takes on a silvery sheen
Marine Torpilleur Military made for men who chart their own destiny
Joyalukkas grows presence in Singapore with new showroom on Serangoon Road
New Year – New Savings now with Al-Futtaim Honda
Spring/Summer 18' Beauty Picks from Missha Cosmetics
Samsung Delivers Vision for Open and Intelligent IoT Experiences to Simplify Eve...
Samsung Electronics' 2018 Smart TVs Become First to be Industry-Certified for En...
Scuderia Ferrari presents the latest RedRev Watch Collection
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Carnival of Ideas'
EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018
Signature Scents for Your Home
Malabar Gold & Diamonds strengthens its global position as a leading jewellery r...
Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services
Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit
World Future Energy Summit's inaugural Mobility Conference to discuss future of ...
Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Completes Verification of Fuel Meters a...
Mashreq Bank offering credit cards for every passion
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches a Venture Capital Fund to Invest Up to $1 Bil...
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Set Their Sights on Marrakesh E-Prix
HP Fuels the Future of Computing at CES 2018
Mido's Baroncelli Prisma - A sparkling play of prisms enhanced by 51 diamonds'
Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation
ZAKK Air specialised headset for athletes launched in UAE
LG's Award-winning 4k Uhd Projector to Debut at CES 2018
HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens CABSAT 2018
Dallas Picks Ericsson for Smart Cities Traffic Solution
Property Remains Preffered 2018 Investment Asset for UAE Residents
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on ...