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

An Introduction to the Integrated Management modlue Newborn and Childhood Illness IMNCI Introduction Every year about 9 million children in developing countries die before they reach their fifth birthday, many of them during the first year of life. Assess and classify the sick child Treat the child Counsel the mother.

An unconscious child cannot be wakened. Fatuma opened her eyes, but did not look around. For any child who has a general danger sign you must complete the rest of the assessment process immediately.

It will also help you to promote the healthy growth and development of babies and children in the community. IMNCI is a strategy that integrates all available measures for health promotion, prevention and integrated management of childhood diseases through their early detection and effective treatment, and promotion of healthy habits within the family and community.

There are five general danger signs and these are set out in Box 1. Up to five years means the child has not yet had his or her fifth birthday. You can check your answers with moddule Notes on the Self-Assessment Questions at the end of this Module. The child may stare blankly and appear not to notice what is going on around him. Has the child had convulsions? If the child was seen a few days before for the same illness, this is a follow-up visit.

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 imbci way.


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 modulr life of the child. When you have completed the above steps, you should record what you have found on the sick child case recording form.

From the materials you have read so far, you know that if a child has any one of the imnfi general danger signs, that child must be considered seriously ill and therefore you should make an immediate referral to imcni health centre.

Most children die from pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles or malnutrition and the IMNCI strategy is a way of reducing these deaths. He does not respond when he is touched, shaken or spoken to.

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

Assessment includes checking the child for other health problems. This will tell you which chart you should use to assess, classify and determine the correct treatment and follow-up care.

The health worker checked Salem for general danger signs. 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:.

All rights falling outside the terms of the Creative Commons licence are retained or controlled by The Open University. Fatuma stared blankly and appeared not to notice what was going on around her. Self-Assessment Questions SAQs for Study Session 1 Now that you have completed this study session, you can assess how well you have achieved its Learning Outcomes by answering these questions.

The way it does this is by bringing together all the different ways illnesses can be prevented and treated, in the home and the health centre. What are the four main steps you have to take each time a sick child is brought to you? Fatuma is 18 months old. This is the initial visit for this illness.


As you can also see in Figure 1. In these stances, unless stated otherwise, the content may be used for personal and non-commercial use. The health worker clapped her hands. This study session outlines the guidelines for counselling mothers and other caregivers, something which you will also look at in more detail in Imnfi Session 14 of this Module.

Improving case management skills of healthcare staff. We reserve the right to alter, amend or bring to an end any terms and conditions provided here without notice. The mother said that Fatuma was able to drink.

The Acknowledgements section is also used to bring to your attention any other Special Restrictions which may apply to the content. The IMNCI guidelines address most, but not all, of the major reasons a sick child is brought to a health facility.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

See also if the child is convulsing now. IMNCI includes both preventive and curative elements that are implemented by families and communities as well as by health facilities.

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. Whether it is an initial or omnci visit, the mother may well be feeling anxious and it is important that you put her at her ease.

The health worker checked Fatuma for general danger signs. This module will help you learn to use the IMNCI imnck in order to interview caregivers, accurately recognise clinical signs, choose appropriate treatments, and provide counselling and preventive care.