Childhood Illness (IMNCI). Strategy for India practices. Essential components of IMNCI . module, chart booklet, photo booklet and video) developed for. Introduction. 1. Introduce Facility Based Care. 6. Introduce Module 1. 6. Participants read: Introduction-Module 1. 6. Demonstration: Chart 1. 6. IMNCI Training Modules – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online.

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

Improving case management skills of healthcare staff. Assessment includes checking the child for other health problems. The health worker checked Fatuma for general danger signs. What action should you take if a child has one or more of the general danger signs?

You should always use the chart booklet whenever you manage under-five children. The mother said that Fatuma was able to drink. If the child is not yet two months imncu age, the child is considered a young infant.

Fatuma opened her eyes, but did not look around. If the child has a general danger sign you should complete the rest of the assessment process immediately. A lethargic child is not minci and alert when he should be.

The IMNCI guidelines are designed for the management moduls sick children from birth up to five years old. Learning Outcomes for Study Session 1 When you have studied this session, you should be able to: Improving family and community health practices. 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.


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: 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.

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Classification enables you to decide what exactly is wrong with the child. 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 kmnci be considered seriously ill and therefore you should make an immediate referral to a health centre.

Assess feeding, including assessment of breastfeeding practices, and counsel to solve any feeding problems found.

It is important because Ethiopia has a very high infant mortality rate. He does not respond when he is touched, shaken or spoken to. This study session has introduced you to the IMNCI case management process moduoe outlined the importance of this in helping to reduce death, illness and disability for babies and children in your community.

You can see the relevant information from the case study has been recorded. You will learn more about this later in this study session.


In these stances, unless stated otherwise, the content may be used for personal and non-commercial use. The presence of any one of the general danger signs indicates a severe classification. 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:. Answer It is important moduld Ethiopia has a very high infant mortality rate.

This will tell you which chart you should use to assess, classify and determine the correct treatment and follow-up care.

Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)

All imnfi falling outside the terms of the Creative Commons licence are retained or controlled by The Open University. The health worker looked to see if Salem was convulsing or lethargic or unconscious. In short this allows you modulle use the content throughout the world without payment for non-commercial purposes in accordance with the Creative Commons non commercial sharealike licence. The child is drowsy and does not show interest in what is happening around him.

A child who vomits several times but can hold down some fluids does not have this general danger sign. She was not convulsing but was lethargic.