The Good, the Bad and the Catchy: Camp Professionals Respond to Communicable Diseases (like Measles)

Wondering what to do about immunizations?  Feeling like communicable diseases are impacting your campers’ experience?  Looking for resources that help now but will also serve into the future?  Then join other camp professionals as we explore catchy illnesses like measles and our camp response. 
 

Through this webinar participants will:

Communicable Diseases and Infestations - Tips for Camps

Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations.  The potential for the spread of communicable diseases at camp means that camps must continue to pay diligent attention to communicable disease control strategies.

Communicable Diseases & Infestations

Every year, some of the most common calls received on the ACA Camp Crisis Hotline pertain to communicable diseases and insect infestations.  The potential for the spread of communicable diseases at camp means that camps must continue to pay diligent attention to communicable disease control strategies.

MRSA Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Top Four Tips for Camps

  1. Establish good hygiene policies: MRSA transmission from person to person can be prevented by instituting simple measures including hand-washing policies, policies against sharing personal items (such as razors and towels), and the covering of infections.

Health and Safety: Preventing Injuries and Illnesses

This course (comprised of four modules) highlights preventative behaviors and practices critical for directors, programmers, health care providers, and front-line staff in camps. These modules target prevention strategies that camps can use to reduce the likelihood of camper and staff injuries and illness.  You will learn to (1) minimize the spread of communicable diseases, (2) reduce slips and falls, (3) increase the use of protective equipment, and (4) improve knife-handling techniques.

Emerging Issues: Immunizations, Measles, and Other Communicable Diseases

Recent outbreaks of measles in the U.S. have brought heightened attention to this highly contagious disease. Add to that the national dialogue about the pros/cons of immunization, and it is no wonder that camp programs have contacted the American Camp Association (ACA) for resources. ACA has partnered with medical and health professionals to provide the most up-to-date information available. This article will focus on three areas: immunizations, measles, and other communicable diseases.
 

IMMUNIZATIONS

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