Annex: Where Referral I s Not Possible, and WHO guidelines for inpatient care. DANGERSIGNS,COUGH. DIARRHOEA. ASSESS AND CLASSIFY. 3. The IMNCI clinical guidelines target children less than 5 years old — the age group that bears the highest burden of deaths from common childhood diseases. Operational Guidelines for F-IMNCI, PDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer ( KB). Participants Manual.

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The child may stare blankly and appear not to notice what is going on around him.

Articles from Indian Journal of Community Medicine: And why is it omnci for you, as a Health Extension Practitioner, to understand how it works? The remaining study sessions in this module will explain to you how to assess and treat children and young infants with a range of conditions, including:. Look to see if the child is swallowing the breastmilk or water. Improving family and community health practices.

Fatuma opened her eyes, but did not look around. They may need lifesaving treatment with injectable antibiotics, oxygen or other treatments that may not be available in the health post.

Feasibility Study of IMNCI Guidelines on Effective Breastfeeding in a Rural Area of North India

Try to explain why each of these steps is essential and must not be missed out, using your own words. Does Salem have any danger signs?


The IMNCI guidelines are designed for the management of sick children from birth up to five years old. Guielines her time to answer.

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

A reason given for this was holding the baby with both hands, and some mothers experienced back pain. Assess and classify the sick child Treat the child Counsel the mother.

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If the child was seen a few days before for the same illness, this is a follow-up visit. A child with a general danger sign has a serious problem. When using the content you must attribute us The Open University the OU and any identified author in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons Licence.

What action should you take gyidelines a child has one or more of the general danger signs? If the child is not yet two months of age, the child is considered a young infant. Nil Conflict of Interest: You can see the relevant information from the case study has been recorded.

See also if the child is convulsing now. We have also identified as Proprietary other material included in the content which is not subject to Creative Commons Licence. A child who is breastfed may have difficulty sucking when his nose is blocked. Now that you have completed this study session, you can assess how well you have achieved its Learning Outcomes by answering these questions.


Her temperature is When you are assessing a sick child, a combination of individual signs leads to one or more classificationsrather than to a diagnosis.

In Case Study 5.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. What are the four main steps you have to take each time a sick child is brought to you?

These diseases are also the reasons for seeking care for at least three out of four children who come to health facilities. All the mothers were homemakers. The Acknowledgements section is also used to bring to your attention any other Special Restrictions which may apply to the content. Footnotes Source of Support: 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 to you.

Mothers had significantly shown improvement in breastfeeding time per session.