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Nursing Children Supportively Through Acute Illness - Fever Management
Presented by Jayne Donegan
Many people worry and find the vaccination decision very difficult, BUT, whether you vaccinate your children or whether you don’t, they are going to get infectious diseases, this is part of their development, and you need to know how to treat them safely and supportively so that they come out of the illness stronger rather than weaker.
Come along and find out how: includes the NICE Guidelines on managing fever in children, which are not followed by most doctors.
We will look at health beliefs and fears around acute childhood illness and infections and learn about:
- 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
- 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
How do I get there? - Directions to the venue
The New Forest Small School is located in the heart of the New Forest close to Lyndhurst and easily accessible from all areas of the New Forest as well as from towns and cities close by such as Southampton, Hythe, Salisbury, Romsey, Bournemouth, Ringwood, Brockenhurst, New Milton and Lymington.
From the M27 – leave at Junction 1 (signposted Cadnam/Lyndhurst) and head into Lyndhurst on the A337. As you enter Lyndhurst turn left at the traffic lights down the High Street and keep going straight down out of the town on Southampton Road. The school is about a half mile down the road, the last big building on the left hand side before the main road carries on to Ashurst.
From Southampton – take the A35 towards Lyndhurst. Pass through Ashurst, and carry on the straight stretch of the A35 towards Lyndhurst. The school is the first building on the right hand side of the road about half a mile before entering Lyndhurst.
The nearest train station is Ashurst New Forest with regular train services to/from Bournemouth, Southampton and beyond. The station is located approximately 2 miles from the school.
Is there parking at the venue?
The school has a small car park, and there are also a couple of spaces opposite on the other side of the road.
Attendees can also use the overspill car park of the New Forest Golf Club, which is located just before the school when coming from Southampton, and is only a couple of minutes walk away.
There is also free street parking in Princes Crescent and Queens Road, which are about 5 minutes away on foot, and ample free parking just inside the New Forest National Park, which is about 10 minutes on foot, and which is accessible just before Lyndhurst (take the road signposted B3056 towards Beaulieu, and turn immediately left or right after crossing the cattle grid).
Note, that the school car park can be difficult to manoevre in large cars and that you may get blocked in my other cars if you arrive early - if this is an issue for you and you're hoping for a quick get-away after the event, we would recommend that you use one of the alternative options listed above.
Is there wheelchair access?
Yes, the venue is wheel chair accessible.
What should I bring to the event?
Attendees should bring a stout notepad and pencil. Note that you will be given a couple of handouts during the talk, which are included in the standard ticket price. There is no workbook for this particular talk.
Can I bring my children along?
Please note that our venue is quite small (it's an old converted coach house on the school grounds) and we are not in the position to provide any creche facilities during the event.
However, we fully understand that this may be an issue for the parents of very young children, and we are happy to allow breastfeeding mothers to bring their nursing infants along, providing they are not yet independently mobile and/or are likely be able to settle in a room full with lots of other people. But we will NOT be able to cater for fiercely independent mobile babies, toddlers and older children.
Also, any children brought along to the venue will of course have to remain under the full supervision of their parents at all times, and neither the school nor the event organisers can be held responsible for any issues, accidents of injuries that may occur.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
This lecture is being organised by Arnica New Forest (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArnicaNewForest/), and you can contact the organisers Anette or Alexandra via email address email@example.com, or by calling 02380 898563 (ansaphone, note that this is a private number, so please leave a message if there is no reply).