Symptoms such as fever, cough, and chills can alert you to the potential presence of a communicable disease in a child. When identified, these symptoms will aid in the detection of potential concerns in your work environment. Some symptoms are less obvious and may require careful inspection of the child to determine potential risk factors. Because children are exposed to a variety of environments, it is imperative that caregivers working with families have the ability to identify health care concerns quickly in order to stop the spread of disease processes. This course is designed for staff members working with children and their family members. You will review case scenarios and determine if signs and symptoms depict the presence of a communicable disease and the best way to manage the child and their environment. You will then review best practices in the identification of methods preventing the further spread of common communicable diseases. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge gained to identify infection control practices and how to apply them in your own work environment.