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

This will increase the likelihood of you modulee able to obtain important information about her child. The presence of any one of the general danger signs indicates a severe classification. A child with a general danger sign has a serious problem. The case management process for sick children aged two months up to five years is presented on three charts:.

The health worker clapped her hands. You should complete the rest of the assessment immediately and give urgent pre-referral treatments before sending the patient to the next facility.

Assessment includes checking the child for imnnci health problems. You have seen that you have an important role to play in this respect. He does not respond when he is touched, shaken or spoken to. In Case Study 5.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

This may include several illnesses. Most children with a general danger sign need u rgent referral to hospital. A child who vomits everything will not be able to hold down food, fluids or oral drugs. There are two sets of charts, one for babies up to the age of two months and one set of three charts for babies and children from two months to five years. OU logos, trading names and may extend to certain photographic and video images and sound recordings and any other material as may be brought to your attention.

What action should you take if a child has one or more of the general danger signs? Therefore, teaching families when to seek care for a sick child is an important part of the case management process and is a crucial part of your role as a Health Extension Practitioner.


This module will help you learn to use the IMNCI guidelines in order to interview caregivers, accurately recognise clinical signs, choose appropriate treatments, and provide counselling and preventive care.

Therefore you should find out the age of the child from the mother or from a record chart if this is a follow-up visit and there is already information available mkdule you.

Fatuma stared blankly and appeared not to notice what was going on around her. As you can also see in Figure 1.

Does Salem have any danger signs? 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. See also if the child is convulsing now. 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.

The mother said that Fatuma was able modulle drink. They may need lifesaving treatment with injectable antibiotics, oxygen or other treatments that may not be available in the health post. IMNCI will enable you to help reduce the number of babies and children in your community who become ill or die.

The remaining study sessions in this module will explain to you how to assess and treat children and young infants with a imci of conditions, including:. This study session has introduced you to the IMNCI case management process and outlined the importance of this in helping to reduce death, illness and disability for babies and children in your community.

The child is drowsy and does not show interest in what is happening around him. Assess feeding, including modu,e of breastfeeding practices, and counsel to solve any feeding problems found. We have also identified as Proprietary other material included in the content which is not subject to Creative Commons Licence. In addition to treatment, the guidelines incorporate basic activities for illness prevention. Look to see if the child is swallowing the breastmilk or water.


Ethiopia has one of the highest under-five mortality rates with more thanchildren under the age of five dying every year.

A lethargic child is not awake and alert when he should be. She was not able to drink from a cup. Ask the mother if the child has had convulsions during this current illness. The child may stare blankly and appear not to notice what is going on around him. Since management of the young infant aged from birth up to two months is somewhat different from the management of older infants and children, it is described on a different chart:. 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.

The Acknowledgements section is used to list, amongst other things, third party Proprietarylicensed content which is not subject to Creative Commons licensing. Try to explain why each of these steps is essential and must not be missed out, using your own words.

You would 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.

LOOK to see if the child is lethargic or unconscious A lethargic child is not awake and alert when he should be. If the child was seen a few days before for the same illness, this is a follow-up visit.

You should assess all sick children who come to your health post for general danger signs.

Answer It is important because Ethiopia has a very high infant mortality rate.

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