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    School Placement. Describe the policies and procedures of the setting relevant to promoting children and young peoples behaviour.

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    They have to wear a sash and look out for anyone that might not have anyone to play with. This encourages children to look out for each other and encourages different age groups to mix. Every week the school has a "Fab assembly" in which one person from each class is chosen to be "star of the week" and this is presented by the head teacher and a certificate is given out. There are also special mentions given out and star lunches for children who have eaten well at lunch time. They get to sit on a special table the following week and are given treats like biscuits/breadsticks and juice instead of water.

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    The process of child development and factors that may affect it.

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    Confident and precise hand movements. Reads silently. Understands rules and consequences. Selective of friendships Concerned with style. Well established hand and eye coordination. Verbal arguments. Talk openly Discuss in calm manner. 11-16 years Changes in body shape - puberty Increase in strength and stamina Height and weight changes Manage own time Read and write fluently Plan for future Mood swings Worries about appearance Provide information about puberty Discuss feelings and re-assure. 16-19 years Physical features more shaped and defined Growing confidence Explore sexuality Consider future Provide information on s****l activity, birth control and STD's. Talk about future.

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    Unit 21: Nutrition for Health & Social Care - the needs of pregnant women and the elderly

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    The average weight gained is between 9 and 12 kg (20 to 26 lbs) although there is a natural variation between individuals. With overweight women, it may be less, while thinner women may gain more. However, Pregnant women require more energy (or calories) during the last trimester of pregnancy and more protein, vitamins A, C, D, and the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and folic acid throughout pregnancy and when breast-feeding, requirements for Vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorous and zinc are also increased.

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    The Main Body Systems

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    Following this it is pumped around the rest of the body as systemic circulation. The respiratory system The respiratory system is responsible for the gaseous exchange that takes place between the circulatory system and the external environments. Air is inhaled through the upper airways, such as the nasal cavity, through the trachea and into the small bronchioles and alveoli within the lung tissue. While inhaling the external intercostal muscles contract, moving the ribcage up and out while the diaphragm moves down. The lungs are attached to the thoracic wall by the pleural membranes, and so expand outwards with the ribcage.

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    E1 Describe three different types of setting which provide care and education for children in your area. E5 Explain the importance of valuing and respecting all children in the setting.

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    or a service can be provided (i.e. there is a power to provide it if an authority chooses)...'' (Thornes 2008 pg2) Another type of setting which provides care and education for children in my area is sure start children's centre. This is a voluntary sector and they are run by organizations. This type of sector is not designed to make a profit. ''Money for voluntary organisations comes from a variety of sources that include donations, fund-raising, grants from central or local government, lottery grants and fees for the services they provide.'' (Thornes 2008 pg4) The private sector is owned by an individual or company and aim to make a profit which people will pay for their child to attend such as: Burnham Montessori School.

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    This assignment will describe the pathogenesis and clinical feature of clostridium difficile infection and will discuss how the bacteria virulence factors and allow it to infect humans.

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    Although Clostridium difficile ignition recognition of this disease begun in the late 1970 with report of serious illness and even death, it is a super burg that is more injury than MRSA. According to the Department of Health the number of C. difficile cases has increased from under 1,000 in the early 1990s to 55,634 in 2006. Since January 2004. Clostridium difficile has been part of the mandatory surveillance programme for healthcare associated infections, (Private healthcare UK 2005- 2010). Clostridium difficile is a type of bacteria that can be found in many health people's gut.

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    Development from conception to age 16.

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    On the other hand, if a child, from an early age have no contact with any human being and is raised with no love or social interactions it can have serious consequences. An example of this is with the rare cases of feral children. A feral child is a human child who has lived isolated from human contact from young age and who had none or very little experience of social or emotional behaviour. The Meggit childcare and education book (2006)

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    Produce a written assignment showing an understanding of the four main tissue types (epithelial, muscle, connective and nervous) and what they do in the heart and the intestine.

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    In the Intestines- The apical surface of epithelial cells may have tiny projections called microvilli. These function to increase surface area. For example, microvilli on intestinal cells increase the surface area available for absorption. Absorption is an important function of epithelial tissue within the intestines. The surface of the small intestine is lined with simple columnar epithelium. This type of epithelium appears as a single layer of tall, column-shaped cells with oblong nuclei. The primary function of this type of epithelium is absorption of nutrients, secretion of digestive juices as well as secretion of mucus by goblet cells.

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    Describes the legislation and Organisational requirements in care settings such as Queensland that ensure good practice in dealing with confidentiality.

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    * Securely kept. * Not transferred to any other country without enough protection. What does the Data Protection Act 1998 apply to? The Data Protection Act 1998 applies to personal information. This is data about living, identified or identifiable individuals and includes information such as names and addresses, bank details, and opinions expressed about an individual. (http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?itemId=1074414298&type=RESOURCES) when Data Protection Act is applied to the care settings, it gives every service user some rights relating to their personal data and how to access it which are very important for every individual if Data Protection Act is applied to their settings, these rights are: * The right of gain access to their records - this right gives them the right to see what information is written about them.

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    Understand why effective communication is important in the work setting. Identify the different reasons people communicate

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    Communication plays a vital part in our survival, for example a baby screams (which is a form of communication) when it is hungry. Our survival and success as humans has been dependant on our ability to communicate. People communicate for different reasons, which are as follows: * To teach: We communicate is to impart knowledge and to teach. This way of communication allows future generations to acquire the knowledge and expand on it. Examples of this include information about what products are safe to eat or how to invent. * To learn: Communication is also used in the other direction for the reason to learn and understand.

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    Summarise the factors which may influence the health and development of babies in the first year of their lives.

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    Babies are very vulnerable to infections because their immune systems are developing. Some childhood illnesses such as measles and whooping cough can leave babies with permanent disabilities and in some cases cause stunted growth. Antenatal factors also influence the development of the baby as during pregnancy the mother may have taken illegal drugs or alcohol. This can cause the baby to have an addiction due to this they will need to be weaned off it. Infections can also pass through the umbilical cord such as rubella, which can leave the baby deaf or blind when born.

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    Review Strategies used in health and social care environments to overcome barriers to effective communication and interpersonal interactions

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    A disadvantage of reflective listening is that is a person has low self esteem or is angry or is upset they may not want to take the feedback the professional has said, or would get annoyed or think that the professional is not helping them as they are using the individuals own words to tell them what they have already said. Another negative point to do with reflective or active listening is that when a professional may say "do you think you tell me some more about what happened?"

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    Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed.

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    contact with children is because often teachers, teaching assistants, child minders ect and the main point of contact towards children and are the ones that will have a referral to social services as they are the main people who will see the signs of abuse or maltreatment, this the professionals reasonability and it should be taken seriously and regular training should be provided. When a child discloses they are being abuse or you suspect a child is being abused there are a number of ways that you can support them, in the case study jakes behaviour could be showing signs

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    Childcare. Different Settings for Childcare and Keeping Information Confidential.

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    and science. By children studying these subjects the teachers can use to check the child's progress and help them in their future learning which could be than tested and reported to the child's parents. D2 Describe the purpose of one setting that is a different type of provision for each age range. There are many settings which provide care for children. One setting that is not statutory for children under 5 years old would be a voluntary organization such as a parent and toddler group run by the local church such as all Saints Toddler Group.

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    Unit 18. Summarise the factors which may influence the health and -development of babies in the first year of their lives. Describe how indoor and outdoor environments can be made safe, reassuring and stimulating

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    This can be caused by the umbilical cord becoming entangled. As a result of this, the baby can be left with permanent brain damage. Using analgesic drugs during labour is also a risk. E2-Describe how indoor and outdoor environments can be made safe, reassuring and stimulating The indoor environment can be made safe by making sure the children are never left alone, as this can cause accidents. There should always be the correct staff to baby ratio, which is 1:3. Whilst the baby sleeps, the practitioners should be aware of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and keep the baby at the end of the cot.

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    Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development through the life stages

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    live offspring from conception until childbirth The time it takes from conception to birth is known as gestation period which lasts for around 40 weeks, it can be earlier or longer than that depending on complications, the time starts from the mother's last period. For people who have used artificial insemination or vitro fertilisation (IVF) it only lasts 38 weeks. There are three stages to pregnancy these are called trimesters, which lasts three months each. The name embryo is used to describe the human developing in the first eight weeks of gestation.

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    Describe physical, intellectual, emotional and social development throughout life stages.

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    At one year old some children can say about three whole words which usually include mom and dad. Were as other infants can babble sounds that sound like words or even use facial expressions and eye movement to communicate. At this stage a child has an emotional attachment to their parent. The child cries when they are feeling uncomfortable such as, being cold, wet, and hungry or when they are hurt. There feelings are very sensitive and can sense happiness, distress and anger and be guided by their parent's emotions by the age of one. At the beginning of these stages the infant's social development is with their parents.

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    Describe the different concepts of ill health

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    The biomedical model of health is adopted by functionalists because functionalists want people who are ill to try to regain good health as soon as possible; this is because functionalists see illness as dysfunctional in society. When someone is ill they cannot work and are excused from being part of society, therefore it is necessary for society that people adopt the sick role and get well as soon as possible. This is a negative concept of health because the biomedical model aims to try and only be free from ill-health.

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    Factors that affect learning for different individuals. The factors that currently influence my learning do have a strong impact; my chosen lifestyle means that I need to be employed and work a minimum of sixteen hours per week in order to pay the bills.

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    The time that I spend at work means I have limited time to complete any college work so therefore I need to be motivated continuously to attend college, work and complete assignments. Not only am I influenced by factors that I have chosen but I am also influenced by my peers and friends- these are outside influences. My lifestyle consists of my boyfriend and I renting an apartment together, we both work to pay the rent and bills as well as the necessities of life such as food.

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    Describe the requirements for two careers in the health and social sector - neonatal nurse and gynaecologist.

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    Competence will give the patient a positive experience as they will feel more comfortable if they can see that their health care worker knows what they are doing with confidence. For example by the neonatal nurse being competent with monitoring and observing a babies status this will give the parents a sense that their baby is being looked after to the best of the care workers ability. Knowledge and skills A neonatal nurse will not only have nursing practitioner's knowledge and skills but will have knowledge in there specific area of working with infants.

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    Describe the stages of the communication cycle

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    After having done this then you have to code the message. This could mean how you are going to say it what body language you are going to user and also it could be in to a different language or even sign language. After having done this you send the message that you were just thinking about this can be done verbally for example singing or speaking. Or it could also be done physically for example written, or in sign language or in body language.

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    P2: Describe the structure of the tissues of the body and their role in the functioning of two named body systems.

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    Their nuclei are elongated and are usually located near the base of the cells with slightly oval nuclei. Some columnar cells are specialised for sensory reception such as in the nose, ears and the taste buds of the tongue which secrete the mucus. That mucus then traps the unwanted particles and the cilia transports the flow of the mucus towards the exterior. Squamous Squamous cells have thin, flat plates and each nucleus forms a lump in the centre. They fit close together in tissues so it has a smooth low-friction surface allowing fluids to move easily. Squamous is found in the wall of blood capillaries, lung alveoli and Bowman's capsule of nephrons.

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    Health & Social Care: Unit 3 AO1

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    All of the aspects must be looked after and maintained to be truly healthy. Definitions of health can be of a positive or a negative nature. To define health as simply the absence of illness or disease is a negative view. As it suggests health is not that appreciated until it is lost. Simply defining someone as unhealthy, for having something as insignificant as a cold, would be inaccurate; as everyone is at least a little bit ill from time to time, regardless of their overall health. When the World Health Organisation (WHO) was set up in 1948, they defined health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".

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    Describe the roles and responsibilities with regard to the administration of medicines in a health and social care setting

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    Health care workers should never think that the medication is correct to what is been given to them; it is important that they contact the GP to in order to confirm that the medication is correct. New individual's medication can be checked by a discharge prescription from the hospital, or a repeat prescription copy brought in by the individual and also by the pre-admission assessment by another health care professional. Verbal orders: The doctor might change an individual's dose of their medication and halfway through their treatment.

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    CACHE 3 Childcare learning and development unit1

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    which ensures all children have the opportunity to develop through play. E2 The setting must allow children to experience new challenges which will help them to learn new skills and become more independent. Children need to learn to manage risk and we can help them to do this by providing activities involving an acceptable level of risk and challenge which are appropriate to their age and ability. Activities should be of a wide range, so that the child has a choice on which to take part in , this allows the child to progress in their own way and at their own pace.

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