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Summary of Teaching and Learning Interaction

On Accident Prevention/Safety Promotion

For the Parent of 6 month old Infant

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NRS-434V | The Health Assessment of Infants

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Summary of Teaching /Learning Interaction on Accident Prevention/Safety Promotion

For the Parent of 6 month old Infant

This educational opportunity focused on environmental pesticide exposure to infants. The young lady that was part of the teaching/learning experience is a 20 year old African-American, single parent that completed high school but no college experience. Her daughter is six months old and considered to be healthy in development. For the remainder of this summary, I will use the letters TB in place of the mother’s name and IB for the daughter’s name. I explained the pesticides could enter IB’s body through her skin, lungs, mouth, and her eyes. (Mott, 1997) At 6 months of age, IB’s skin is her largest organ and her skin surface is twice that of an adult per unit of body weight. TB was very adamant that her daughter was not exposed to pesticides. We reviewed the pamphlet and TB saw that IB could be directly exposed to pesticides brought into her home on clothes or exhaled from an adult’s lungs. As we continued to review the pamphlet, she was surprised to learn that some of the pesticides could come from the food that she ate and could have been passed to her daughter even during pregnancy. TB was interested in learning what she could do to prevent the pesticides from harming her daughter. She is on a budget but wanted to know what foods she could buy that may be better for her baby. At 6 months of age, IB is not eating too much but she does put cereal in the baby’s bottle. We reviewed the pamphlet, she stated she would try to buy organically grown foods from the...

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