EFFECTIVENESS OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING FIRST AID MANAGEMENT OF SELECTED PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES AMONG HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN IN A SELECTED SCHOOL AT KOLLAM DISTRICT
*Sr. Lucy K. M. and Sr. Teena Kavungal
Today‟s child is tomorrow‟s citizen. The development of a country can be determined by estimating the health status of children in that country. Children are the major consumers of health care. In India about 35% of total population is children below 15 years. This group considered as special risk group as they are vulnerable to various health problems. Children always need special care to survive. Good health of children has been given prime importance in all countries. Karl Meninger says “What is done to the children, they will do to the society, All citizens – All health workers”. Everyone, even the children have responsibility to involve in health services and act as change agents for health promotion.
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