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The Acknowledgements section is also used to bring to your attention any other Special Restrictions which may apply to the content. As you can also see in Figure 1. Improving family and community health practices. Since IMNCI takes a holistic approach to assessing, imncu and treating childhood illnesses it is important to look for general danger signs as well as symptoms and signs of specific childhood illnesses.

When you are assessing a sick child, a combination of individual signs leads to one or more classificationsrather than to a diagnosis. If so, what are they? If the child is not yet two months of age, the child is considered a young infant.

A child with any general danger sign should be referred urgently after receiving urgent pre-referral treatment. Provide practical treatment instructions, including teaching the caregiver how to give oral drugs, how to modile and give fluids during illness, and how to treat local infections at home.

The health worker gave Salem some water. Since she is able to feed, you would ask the mother to breastfeed Fatuma or give her a coffee cup of milk or sugar-water solution.

All children aged two months up to five years should be checked first for the five general danger signs: You need to complete the rest of the IMNCI assessment and refer her urgently after giving the necessary pre-referral treatments for her classifications, including treatment to prevent low blood sugar. Follow-up care When a child is brought back to the health post as requested, give follow-up care and, if necessary, reassess the child for new problems.


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Improving case management skills of healthcare staff. The health worker looked to see if Salem was convulsing or lethargic or unconscious.

A follow-up visit has a different purpose from an initial visit. Does the imnvi vomit everything? She lives immnci a high malaria risk area. You need to understand how it works because you will be the person who will be using the strategy and explaining to parents the reasons for everything you do. In Case Study 5. Learning Outcomes for Study Session 1 When you have studied this session, you should be able to: Is the child able modle drink or breastfeed?

Identify treatment and treat After classifying all conditions, identify specific treatments for the child. The general danger signs are signs of serious illness that are seen in children aged two months up to five years and will need immediate action to save the life of the child.

The health worker checked Salem for general danger signs.

Make sure that any infant or child with any danger sign is referred after receiving urgent pre-referral treatment. Ask the caregiver to return for follow-up on a specific date, and teach her how to recognise signs that indicate the child should return immediately to the health post.

These diseases are also the reasons for seeking care for at least three out of four children who come to health facilities. There are five general danger signs and these are set out in Box 1. The IMNCI guidelines are designed for the management of sick children from birth up to five years old. Assess, classify and treat the sick young infant.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) | PSM Made Easy

A child who is breastfed may have difficulty sucking lmnci his nose is blocked. We reserve the right to alter, amend or bring to an end any terms and conditions provided here without notice. Use words the mother understands.

She had not had convulsions during this illness. Salem is 15 months old.


You can see the relevant information from the case study has been recorded. It will also help you to promote the healthy growth and development of babies and mmodule in the community. Has the child had convulsions? You will learn more about this later in this study session. This study session outlines the guidelines for counselling mothers and other caregivers, something which you will also look at kodule more detail in Study Session 14 of this Module.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

The guidelines give instructions for how to routinely assess a child for general danger signs or possible bacterial infection in a young infantcommon illnesses, malnutrition and anaemia, and to look for other problems. The child may lose consciousness or not be able to respond to spoken directions. The clinical guidelines are designed for the management of sick children aged from birth up to five years. You will learn more about follow-up visits in all of the study sessions in this Module.

She asked the mother to shake the child. An unconscious child cannot be wakened.

Also ask if each time the child swallows food or fluids, does the child vomit? What do you need to do next and why? He does not respond when he is touched, shaken or spoken to. Treatment is what will get the child better and may include referral to a hospital. IMNCI will enable you to help reduce the number of babies and children in imncu community who become ill or die. Case management can only be effective to the extent that families bring their sick children to a trained health worker such as you for care in a timely way.

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