Nursing Children Supportively Through Acute Illness & Holistic First Aid

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Dr Jayne Donegan will teach you safe strategies for home treatment of acute illness and management of minor childhood injuries

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Dr Jayne Donegan - MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP MFHom is a GP & Homoeopathic Physician with Certified Specialist Accreditation in Medical Homeopathy from the Faculty of Homeopathy, London. She has a special interest in vaccination and promotes health and practical and supportive treatment of childhood and adult infectious diseases and other illnesses.

Here is a summery of what you will learn during this 4 hour lecture :

11am - 1pm - Nursing Children Supportively Through Acute Illness – Fever Management

We will look at health beliefs and fears around acute childhood illness and infections and learn about:

Part One

How the Germ Theory of Disease and the Medical Model affect the treatment options you are offered by your GP and health visitor

The Holistic model of disease – using the healing power of your own or your child’s body

The Problems caused by Suppression of Fever

Part Two

The Basic strategies for coping with any acute childhood illness or infection

A Simple Guide to Homoeopathy for Acute Fever

Presentation of clinical cases including meningitis

Quiz/ Plenary/ Questions


~1 Hour Lunch Break~


2pm - 4pm -Holistic First Aid Course: TETANUS and Management of Cuts, Grazes and Minor Childhood Injuries

You child comes running to you crying, holding out a finger she has cut on a piece of slate in the garden, your toddler wobbles up to you in the playground with a large patch of skin grazed off his knee, your teenager, who should know better, has been sledging down a rubbish heap in the dark and has come hobbling towards you tearfully, led by a bunch of rather guilty looking friends, with a nail – very dirty, imbedded in her hand.

What do you do?

No child is going to escape cuts and grazes as they travel through childhood – indeed, there would be something wrong with them if they were cocooned to the extent that they didn’t run about fast enough or climb high enough to fall over hard, or hurt their knees. As much as we want to protect our children from obvious and certain danger, the journey through childhood is an experiential one.

So how do we manage these injuries?

Come and find out Dr Jayne Donegan a GP,& Specialist Homoeopath with extensive experience in child health. She will outline safe strategies for home treatment and red flags which require a second opinion.

Part One:

There Is No Such Thing As An Accident!

Basic Strategies For All Injuries & Emergencies, Summoning Help

First Aid Kit – what it should contain and what it should not contain.

Homoeopathy for bruising and shock

Cuts & Grazes – Tetanus Risk, What is the tetanus risk?, How do you reduce it?

The importance of ‘wound toilet’

Swallowing Things

Part Two:

Head Injuries, Assessment & Mechanism of injury

Warning signs

The Recovery Position

Fainting – General Management

Sprains and Fractures, Assessment & Mechanism of injury, Elevation, R.I.C.E.

General and Homoeopathic Management of Burns & Scalds, Nose Bleeds, Insect Stings – Bee, Wasp, Tick Management

Splinter Removal


The venue

Wolvercote Village Hall, 1 Wolvercote Green, Oxford - OX28BD

Our lecture will be held at ''Wolvercote Village Hall'' in Oxford, which has a large hall, kitchen, toilets, disabled access & toilets, a hearing loop and a fenced in garden. Parking is situated outside the hall and surrounding areas.

There will be Volvic bottled water, tea, coffee, decaff and herbal options (with dairy and non dairy milks) as well as light snacks available throughout the day. We will also have an hour break in between lectures. Please bring a packed lunch with you.

Jayne will have many self-published booklets on related topics for sale so please bring some cash with you, as cards cannot be accepted.

You can also purchase a workbook on the day, to complement the lecture on Holistic first Aid, for £6, with addition space for taking notes.

Babies in arms are welcome, for breastfeeding mothers, for the duration of the lecture. For older children under supervision, there is a fenced in garden and a play park a short distance up the road, canal side walks and a public house for refreshments (The Plough - located at the top of the same road).

Please arrive early for a prompt 11am start. Lecture will end at 4pm sharp due to hall being hired for next event.

**Remember to bring a notebook and pen with you!

If you would like to know more about Dr Jayne Donegan, please visit her website here - http://www.jayne-donegan.co.uk/

Contact Details

If you require any additional information about this lecture please contact:

Mrs Emma Sansom


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