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FAJARDO-MALDONADO, Ana María et al. Educational Module on School Emergencies. Aquichán [online]. 2009, vol.9, n.1, pp. 50-61. ISSN 1657-5997.
A descriptive study on the impact of an educational module in a school health program was developed to find out how young girls and teenagers respond to emergencies at school. Conducted between 2007 and 2008 in the Suba District of Bogotá, the study featured a group of 120 students between the ages of 6 and 18. The participants in the sample were from income brackets zero, one and two. Using a method involving recreation, education and experiences, the know-how imparted to this population was evaluated, and changes in individual and group lifestyles and habits were observed. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the girls endorsed the health information on response to school emergencies, 100% took part in constructing the plan and worked in the practice sessions, all of which creates an awareness of the importance of the school health program with the development of plans of this type.
Keywords : School health; emergencies; nursing; health education; attitude; conduct.