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Conquering COVID

by  McMillen Health

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic, infecting over 9.1 million people worldwide.  People of all ages can be infected with COVID-19, however older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease, appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. Participants in this program will gain insight into how COVID-19 is spread and the steps they can take to protect themselves and help reduce the spread of the virus.  Further, the physical and mental impact of isolation, social distancing, limited travel, and reduced interactions with family and friends will be addressed.

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Cost

Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $135.00


Schedule 5 of the same program on the same day and one will be free! Please include a purchase order number when you submit a reservation. Bridging fees will be paid by the customer. An invoice will be sent after successful delivery of each program. A 1.5% late charge will be added 30 days after the invoice date. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your confirmed videoconference date to avoid billing. Payment is due in full upon receipt of the invoice. Checks should be made to McMillen Health in US Dollars. Non-payment will result in the denial of further registration from your organization.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 35 students but there is no absolute maximum.


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Family & Consumer Science, Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)



Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

A full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 24 hours notice. We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes or if there are technical problems that do not allow a connection.

About This Provider

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McMillen Health

Fort Wayne, IN
United States

McMillen Health provides health education to over 60,000 youth and adults a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with McMillen Health, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Health and Wellness Standards. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!

Contact:
Twila Smith
schedule@mcmillenhealth.org
8882407268

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with defining pandemic and COVID-19
2. We discuss how people who contract COVID-19 are treated and recover from the virus.
3. How COVID-19 is spread and steps people can take to protect themselves and others will be discussed after watching a video about the pandemic and participating in an activity.
4. We will watch a video that explains how masks work and the importance of wearing masks properly.
5. A mental health self-check activity with participants will spark a discussion over the mental effects of isolation and steps people can take to remain mentally healthy.
6. Presenter will explain how senior adults can still perform essential errands by utilizing online services.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the participant will be able to:

1. Define a pandemic as the worldwide spread of a new disease.

2. Define COVID-19 as a mild to severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus.

3. List 3 common symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, chest congestion, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea).

4. Identify 3 ways to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19 and reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus to others (wash hands frequently, clean commonly used surfaces daily, practice social distancing, wear a mask in public).

5. Understand why wearing a mask helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and identify the appropriate way to wear a mask.

6. Identify 3 signs of mental distress (changes in appetite, activity level and/or energy, feelings of anxiety or hopelessness, becoming quick to anger or short-tempered, difficulty sleeping or having nightmares, increase alcohol, drug, and/or tobacco use, difficulty concentrating, increase in chronic health issues) ways to help maintain mental health during times of limited travel and interactions with others.

7. List ways to help maintain mental heath during times of limited travel and interactions with others (healthy diet, exercise, plenty of sleep, maintain connections with others via face-time, skype, etc., stay involved in community and faith based activities as much as possible, take breaks from news/avoid over-exposure to news, avoid excessive alcohol consumption).

8. State ways adults with mobility or transportation challenges can accomplish essential errands, such as obtaining groceries, medications, paying bills and keep medical appointments (online grocery shopping with curbside pick up or home delivery, mail order prescriptions, online banking and bill paying, and telehealth medical appointments).