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If a family waits to bring a child to a health facility until the child is extremely sick, or takes the child to an untrained provider, the child is more likely to die from the illness. You should assess all sick children who come to your health post for general danger signs.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

A child who is two months old would be in the group two months up to five years, not in the group birth up to two months. From the materials you have read so far, you know that if a child has any one of the five general danger signs, that child must be considered seriously ill and therefore you should make an immediate referral to a health centre.

A child with any general danger sign should be referred urgently after receiving urgent pre-referral treatment. 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.

See also if the child is convulsing now. So you can provide the best advice, you need to know what the general danger signs are in sick infants and children. A child who vomits everything will not be able to hold down food, fluids or oral drugs. Look to see if the child wakens when the mother talks or shakes the child or when you clap your hands. IMNCI classifications are action-oriented illness categories which enable a healthcare provider to determine if a child should be urgently referred to a health centre, if the child can be treated at the health post e.

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A lethargic child is not awake and alert when he should be. You will learn about the pre-referral treatments in the subsequent study sessions in this Module. If the child is not yet two months of age, the child is considered a young infant.

This study session outlines the guidelines for counselling mothers and other caregivers, something which you will also look at in more detail in Study Session 14 of this Module. A child who vomits several times but can hold down some fluids does not have this general danger sign.

Provide practical treatment instructions, including teaching the caregiver how to give oral drugs, how to feed and give fluids during illness, and how to treat local infections at home. Make sure that any infant or child with any danger sign is referred after receiving urgent pre-referral treatment.

If the child was seen a few days before for the same illness, this is a follow-up visit. If so, what are they? Improving family and community health practices. For example, the guidelines do not describe the management of trauma or other acute emergencies due to accidents or injuries.

For example there may be times when the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Sharealike licence does not apply to any of the content even if owned by us the OU. Ask the mother if the child has had convulsions during this current illness. You will learn more about this later in this study session.

Most children with a general danger sign need u rgent referral to hospital. We have also identified as Proprietary other material included in the content which is not subject to Creative Commons Licence. Her temperature is A follow-up visit has a different purpose from an initial visit.


Since IMNCI takes a holistic approach to assessing, classifying and treating childhood illnesses it is important to look for general danger signs as well as symptoms and signs of specific childhood illnesses. If a child should be immunized, give immunizations.

Answer The four main steps are assessment, classification, identify treatment and follow-up care. You iimnci complete the rest of the assessment immediately and give urgent pre-referral treatments before sending the patient to the next facility.

Assess feeding, including assessment of breastfeeding practices, and counsel to solve any feeding problems found. For example, ask the mother how often the child vomits.

The Acknowledgements section is used to list, amongst other things, third party Proprietarylicensed content which is not subject to Creative Commons licensing. Then counsel the mother about her own health. If the immnci replies that the child is not able to drink or breastfeed, ask her to describe what happens when she offers the child something to drink.

Identify treatment and treat After classifying all conditions, identify specific treatments for the child. Whenever a sick baby or child under five comes to your health post you should use the IMNCI chart booklet to help you know how to assess, classify and treat the child.

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The health worker looked to see if Salem was convulsing or lethargic or unconscious. Assessment includes checking the child for other health problems. Try to explain why modupe of these steps is essential and must not be missed out, using your own words. The health worker checked Fatuma for general danger signs.

The mother said that Fatuma was able to drink.