Task 1
Decide if the circumstances below require urgent or non-urgent medical attention. Write ‘urgent’ or ‘non-urgent’ in the right-hand column for each example given.
Circumstance Urgent or non-urgent medical attention?
1 A child has eaten some scrambled egg, and begins to complain of itchiness. He looks pale with a puffy face. Urgent
2 A child is sitting down. She appears to be wheezing and has trouble breathing. Urgent
3 A rash appears on a child, with no other symptoms of illness. Non-urgent
4 A child is sneezing, with a runny nose and has a temperature of 38°C. Non-urgent
5 A child has redness and soreness in one eye, with a thick yellow discharge. Urgent
6 A child loses consciousness, and becomes twitchy and rigid. Urgent
7 A child has a fever of over 39°C, and a rash that does not fade under a glass. Urgent
8 A child bumps their head and complains of a headache. Later on in the day the child vomits. Urgent
9 A child has been vomiting for more than 12 hours. Urgent
Task 2
Explain your role and responsibility if urgent medical attention is required by a child, young person or adult:

As a student my responsibility in the setting will be to inform other members of staff when I notice any signs or symptoms of illnesses.
If I am one of the members of staff I must inform the manager and also the parents immediately because some illnesses like Meningitis needs to be detected early to avoid serious health problems.

Functional Skills
English: Writing – Explaining your role in an emergency is a good way of developing your writing skills and writing for a different purpose.