Campus 24 hr Emergency Hotline: Security ERT = 085 443930
HEALTH SERVICES & FIRST AID CENTRE
Opening Hours : Monday – Friday
8:30 am - 12:30 pm : 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm.
PROCEDURE FOR ILLNESS / ACCIDENT / INJURY
Any members of staff or students who
● feel unwell or ill ● have had an accident ● have had an injury
- Please report to the Campus Health Officer, Sheryl Mattu, at the Health Services & First Aid Centre.
Office: 085 443939 extension 3217. Mobile: 019 822 3199. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If unavailable, contact Dr Adeline Wong or the Security Emergency Response Team on 085-443930.
HEALTH SERVICES & FIRST AID CENTRE, OFFICE OF STAFF AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Curtin Sarawak’s campus Health Services is divided into two distinct areas.
Information & Education
• Information pertaining to community health services and resources on a wide variety of health issues and interests. Guest speakers will be invited for talks. Community health promotion programmes or campaign trips will be organized.
• Health education including food borne and communicable diseases, nutrition, weight management, fitness, chronic disease management, management of sports injuries, contraception, pregnancy, etc. Regular lectures arranged.
Health Advice & Referral
• Health advice including public and international health concerns, lifestyle risk evaluation and assessment, blood glucose checks, blood pressure checks, measurements for BMI, smoking, alcohol, sexual health, drugs, etc.
• Referral to a counselor or doctor, if necessary. There may be opportunities to develop various behavioural intervention programmes and strategies and to organize support groups on campus to address certain lifestyle challenges.
First Aid Needs & Referral
• Illness, accidents or injury will be of priority response. Working with the Security Emergency Response Team, an ambulance will be called or the person will be taken to a doctor, hospital or medical centre, if necessary.
MRC First Aid Training
• The Campus Security Emergency Response Team and the Malaysian Red Crescent VAD 57 are trained in basic First Aid and CPR. If you wish to be trained in First Aid and CPR, please register with the Health Officer.
Drop-in to the Health Services and First Aid Centre or call for an appointment on 085 443939 ext: 3217.
The Health Officer abides by strict professional and medical confidentiality.
CURRENT HEALTH CONCERNS FOR CURTIN UNIVERSITY SARAWAK
INFLUENZA A (H1N1)
• Influenza A (H1N1) is an influenza viral infection transmitted by infected droplets dispersed into the air from an infected person’s cough or sneeze or from hands and surfaces contaminated by the infected droplets.
• Health awareness and emphasis is on personal responsibility for ensuring you practice healthy hygiene habits and reporting all personal illness to the Campus Health Officer, especially students in campus accommodation.
• Persons who have the following clinical symptoms (fever, cough, muscle and joint pain, headache, sore throat, wheezing, and runny nose and maybe vomiting and diarrhea) especially students in campus accommodation who develop any symptoms:
1) Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and frequently – after using the toilet, before preparing and eating food, after sneezing, coughing, sport or dirty jobs.
2) Avoid close contact with persons who appear to be unwell or have fever, sneezing or coughing. Do not kiss, shake hands or have any close contact with them.
3) Avoid ill people in crowded places.
4) Do not go to crowded places when you are ill! Do not infect others.
Must report to, or be reported to the Health Officer, Sheryl Mattu, at the Health Services & First Aid Centre.
DENGUE FEVER / DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER
• Dengue fever is a viral infection (four types) spread by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
• A person becomes symptomatic 5-6 days after being bitten. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, backache, joint pains, nausea and vomiting, eye pain and rash.
• Dengue haemorrhagic fever is more severe and symptoms can be followed by bruising, bleeding from the nose then generalized bleeding and death, if untreated.
1) Eliminate all potential breeding sites for mosquitoes. Check there are no accumulated water areas or containers holding water in your garden. Check flower pots and vases. Put polystyrene beads in the septic tanks. Fog your area regularly.
2) Use mosquito spray inside the house. Spray your bedroom and close the door 2 hours before retiring.
3) Use protective measures to prevent getting mosquito bitten. Use mosquito netting on all windows and entrances. Use mosquito repellents on your exposed skin. Wear light coloured clothing with long sleeves, trousers and sox when outside in the evenings. Burn mosquito coils, electric vapour mats or use electric insect traps on patios.
If you think you may have dengue fever, consult your doctor immediately for tests to confirm and advice.
KEEP YOURSELF HEALTHY AND MAINTAIN BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE
For optimal health and well-being it is important to maintain a healthy lifestye and balance in our lives,
especially during times of stress, such as assessment times. Develop time management and smart study skills.
Keep Healthy by Practicing Healthy Lifestyle Behaviour and Habits
• eat nutritious food
• keep physically active
• get adequate sleep
• healthy hygiene habits