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The Cystic Fibrosis Balearic Association carries out the workshop “You decide” talking about CF and promoting healthy life in Menorca. The students of FP Auxiliary Nursing and High School of IES Cap de Llevant participated in this workshop.
Simulating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) from smoking.
It is known that habits such as smoking end up, in many cases, causing COPD, that is, a chronic obstruction of the respiratory system, as occurs in Cystic Fibrosis.
In this workshop, we put the students of the school in the shoes of a person suffering from this limitation by putting on the chest strap used by people with Cystic Fibrosis when they perform the technique of Autogenous Drainage. In addition, they use a mask and a nose clip and perform a physical exercise such as basketball or jumping rope.
Obesity, a growing problem
Ingesting unhealthy fats, unfortunately, is the order of the day. Society is exposed to industry marketing campaigns that encourage excessive consumption of these fats.
Overweight is the almost inescapable consequence, with the effects of difficulty of movement and deterioration of health that this entails.
The “You decide” workshop serves to experience these effects firsthand, and then reflect on the routines that each participant carries in their daily lives.
Blindness due to diabetes
Excessive sugar intake can lead to diabetes. In the long term, this diabetes can lead to limb amputation or blindness.
Thanks to ONCE, the workshop “You decide” of the Respiralia Group offers the possibility to experience the daily life of blind people, thus facilitating an internal reflection on the diet that each person has.
Physical limitations due to traffic accidents
With the aim of reflecting on whether it is convenient or not to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or simply to drive aggressively, the students of IES Cap de Llevant made a tour in a wheelchair, experiencing the difficulties of having this type of physical limitation.
Cystic Fibrosis specific talk for Nursing Assistants
The correct interaction of health personnel is essential in hospital stays of people with Cystic Fibrosis. With this talk we want to put in value the auxiliary nursing staff, since they are the people who spend more time with the people admitted.
Being a chronic disease, it is logical to think that the mood of the person with Cystic Fibrosis admitted is not the best. For this reason, health personnel are encouraged to park their problems at the door of the room and enter with that empathy and, at the same time, positive encouragement that turn those minutes of interaction into happy moments.
In addition, it is emphasized that great care must be taken with the medication to be administered, since a mistake can result in a big problem in people who are already weak.
A reflection for a healthy life
With this workshop “You decide”, the Respiralia Group aims to help students reflect on what they have experienced and to support them in making decisions such as whether or not to start smoking or drugs, or to quit smoking.
On the other hand, the bases of a healthy diet are explained so that each person can make changes in their diet, if they so decide, to avoid future situations such as those experienced.
The promotion of healthy habits is a way to improve the environment of people with Cystic Fibrosis, who are always vulnerable to many situations.