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Upon completion of this unit, the participant will:
In order to successfully lead a healthy life, a person first must know what a "healthy lifestyle" is and then, what knowledge and skills are necessary in order to maintain such a lifestyle. In this unit, participants will be introduced to basic concepts related to using medical and dental providers; incorporating healthy nutrition and exercise into their daily habits; conducting selected self-exams to detect cancer, using medications properly; and first aid.
Instructional techniques used in this unit are varied. The trainer presents important information; participants practice recalling and using the information. The trainer demonstrates skills; participants practice performing these skills. In some lessons, such as those about nutrition, participants classify foods according to food groups and plan nutritious diets. For some of the more sensitive lessons, such as "Self Examination--Male" and "Self Examination--Female," it is crucial that the trainer provide an atmosphere in which participants are comfortable asking questions and sharing experiences. With these lessons, team-teaching should be strongly considered.
Skin and Hair Care for African Americans
Nutrition I--Using the Nutrition Pyramid
Nutrition II--Maintaining Good Nutrition
Nutrition III--Fat and Cholesterol
Medications I--Prescription or Over-the -Counter?
Medications II--Following Directions
Medication III--Uses of Medications
Medication IV--Medications and the Medical Card
Doctor or Hospital?
Going to the Doctor and the Hospital
At the Doctor's Office
At the Dentist's Office
Hearing Exams and Hearing Aids
Accidents and Safety
First Aid I--Introduction and Bleeding
First Aid II--Possible Symptoms of a Heart Attack
First Aid III--Burns
First Aid IV--Broken Bones
First Aid V--Sprains and Strains
First Aid VI--Review
Seven Warning Signs of Cancer