For Kids’ Sake

WCM-affiliated program empowers New York City nannies to better care for children—and themselves.  

All kids run a temperature from time to time. But as a pediatrician, Zoltan Antal, MD, is well aware that detecting fevers in young children can be tricky—and vitally important. That’s why the topic was a key part of a pediatric healthcare workshop he taught in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood one Saturday afternoon in March. “How do you check for a fever?” he asked the nine students, all women currently working as nannies or trying to enter the field. Several responded that they would first press a hand to a child’s forehead to see if he or she feels hot. “Many people do that,” Antal said with a smile.

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