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K5: Understanding of general medical terminology and the effects of medical treatments and medications as they relate to students with Other Health Disabilities (OHD) in the education setting.
K6: Understanding of how OHD (including terminal illness and emergencies or life-threatening situations) impact learning, including behavioral, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
K8: Understanding specific information related to students with OHD and using this information to take steps to respond to emergency situations within the education setting that involve students with OHD.
This unit introduces medical terms, medications and effects, and medical treatments. The health situations discussed will be both general and specific. You will learn about students diagnosed with a variety of acute and ongoing health conditions and be able to apply the principles you learn as you support one or more students who have specific health conditions, take certain medications, or receive specialized medical treatments.
You will learn how students with acute or ongoing health conditions become eligible for special education services under the OHD category. You will also learn five key steps that will help you prepare for, possibly prevent, and respond effectively to emergencies or life-threatening situations you might encounter when you support students with OHD.
Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Information in this unit was used with permission from:
Minnesota Department of Education. (2007). Other Health Disabilities Web page. Retrieved March 27, 2007, from http://education.state.mn.us/mde/Learning_Support/Special_Education/Categorical_Disability_Information/Other_Health_Disabilities/
Minnesota Department of Education. (2007). Other Health Disabilities Companion Manual (Draft). St. Paul: Author. Retrieved March 27, 2007, from http://education.state.mn.us/mdeprod/groups/SpecialEd/documents/Publication/001683.pdf