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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Chapter 21: People with Special Needs Introduction ã In an emergency, be aware of the special needs and considerations of—  Children.  Older adults.  People with disabilities.  People who do not speak the same language you speak. ã Knowing about these needs and considerations will help you give appropriate care. ã Being able to communicate with and reassure people with special needs is essential for you to care for them effecti
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    Chapter 21: People withSpecial Needs   QuickTimeª and adecompressorare needed to see this picture.    Introduction ã In an emergency, be aware of the special needs andconsiderations of—  Children.  Older adults.  People with disabilities.  People who do not speak the same language youspeak. ã Knowing about these needs and considerations willhelp you give appropriate care. ã Being able to communicate with and reassurepeople with special needs is essential for you tocare for them effectively.    Infants and Children ã Infants and children have uniqueneeds and require special care. ã Assessing a conscious infant’s or child’s condition can be difficult. ã At certain ages, infants andchildren do not readily acceptstrangers. ã Infants and very young childrencannot tell you what is wrong.    Communicating with an illor Injured Child   ã  You need to reduce the child’s anxietyand panic and gain the child’s trust andcooperation if possible.
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