Me and My Doctor - Oregon Health & Science University

Me and My Doctor - Oregon Health & Science University

Signs of Sickness Module 6 What Are Symptoms? Symptoms are signs that we are well. They are also signs that we are sick. Another name for signs of sickness is symptoms. Here are some symptoms that are easy to see: Bleeding Throwing up Changes in pooping and peeing Some symptoms are harder to see, but can be felt: A toothache Stomach pains

Feelings, such as being really sad or confused Bad dreams Understanding Levels of Urgency How do you know the urgency of signs and symptoms and whether or not they are an emergency? A simple guide on what to do is to take one of three steps for a non-emergency, for an urgent issue, and for an emergency. For a non-emergency see your doctor this week. For an urgent issue see your doctor today. For an emergency, you will need an ambulance. This means they need an ambulance now! To get an ambulance, call 9-1-1!

What if you Have a red, itchy rash? Should you See your doctor this week? See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? See your doctor this week! What if you Have a toothache?

Should you See your dentist today? See your dentist this week? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? See your dentist this today! What if you Are having problems hearing? Should you

See your doctor this week! Turn that Turn that down! ItsIts too down! loud!Too lo See your doctor this week?

See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? But I cant hear it! What if you Are having a bad reaction to your new medication? Should you See your doctor this week?

See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service! My friend took some new pills and is now really sick! What if you Are having stomach pain and vomiting?

Should you See your doctor this week? See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? See your doctor today! What if you Are feeling overwhelmed a lot lately?

See your doctor this week! Should you See your doctor this week? See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? Hes not doing his work the way he usually does.

I feel so overwhelmed. I cant focus. What if you Are having trouble swallowing? Should you See your doctor this week? See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service?

See your doctor today! What if you Are feeling very tired and thirsty, peeing more than usual, and feeling numbness and tingling in your hands and feet? Should you See your doctor this week? See your doctor today? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency service? Call 9-1-1 or another emergency

service! What Did I Learn? I can take charge of my health care when I: Know how to recognize signs and symptoms of sickness. Know how to identify the urgency of signs or symptoms of sickness. Know what to do in case of an emergency. Created in partnership with: Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition, Oregon Health and Science University, and Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities

This PowerPoint is adapted from materials developed by NSW Council for Intellectual Disabilities (2009), Australia. The toolkit and its components are supported in part by Grant/Cooperative Agreement #5 U27 DD000014 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Disability and Health Branch. The contents of the toolkit are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official reviews of the CDC.

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