This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, this got me thinking more about mental health and health visitors role in this. 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems each year , with 1 in 6 reporting a mental health problem in any given week. Types of common mental health problems include: Depression Generalised… Continue reading #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
I have recently read again about the negativity around health visitors and how parents are keeping information from them during contacts. My question Why? Why are health visitors so feared by parents so much, in particularly mothers who feel that they must hide certain details from their health visitor or over clean the house. Do… Continue reading Why?
Originally posted on Jen the HV:
Am sure there is a clever analogy/political statement that could be made between the lack of posts on this blog and the plummet in moral (echoed by the drop in HV numbers) of the last 12 months. I revalidated last month – 18 years since I first registered as…
Previous I have given an insight into the health visiting role in relation to service delivery and commissioning. However, our role consists of far more than the core contacts we report on each month. Here is an insight into a working day for myself, however two days are never the same. 8am Arrive at the… Continue reading Day in the life of a health visitor.
Button batteries are the small round batteries found in small electrical items, such as: Remote controls Thermometers Games and toys Hearing aids Calculators Bathroom scales Key fobs Cameras Holiday ornaments As more homes use these small electronics, the risk of these batteries getting into the hands of curious and crawling infants and young children increases.… Continue reading Dangers of Button Batteries
So this week 13-19th March 2017 is Safer sleep week run by The Lullaby Trust. The aim is to raise awareness among new and expectant parents of safe sleep practices that can reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Professionals can get involved in safer sleep week by promoting it on social media… Continue reading Safer sleep week
For this post I would like to raise awareness of a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis and the significance of Café au lait (CAL) marks in its diagnosis. I will be including the role that health visitors can play in recognising Café au lait marks and the importance of correctly documenting them. What is Neurofibromatosis? One in 2,500… Continue reading Café au lait marks and Neurofibromatosis.