Handbook IMCI: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness
World Health Organization, 2005 - Medical - 163 pages
The WHO/UNICEF guidelines for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness offer simple and effective methods to prevent and manage the leading causes of serious illness and mortality in young children. The clinical guidelines promote evidence-based assessment and treatment using a syndromic approach that supports the rational, effective, and affordable use of drugs. The IMCI model handbook provides a detailed explanation of the IMCI case management guidelines. It is organized into seven main parts: overview of the IMCI process; assess and classify the sick child age 2 months up to 5 years; assess and classify the sick young infant age 1 week up to 2 months; identify treatment; treat the sick child or the sick young infant; communicate and counsel; and give follow-up care. The IMCI charts and related in-service training materials provided in this handbook are considered to be a generic version. The WHO Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development created this handbook to help teaching institutions incorporate IMCI into academic programs for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Teaching institutions are advised to adapt the handbook in two ways: (1) to ensure that all text charts and illustrations are consistent with nationally-adapted IMCI clinical guidelines, and (2) to ensure that its content and format corresponds to the teaching approach used by the institution.
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12 months able to drink Advise mother Advise the mother AGE 2 MONTHS ANAEMIA antibiotic antimalarial ask the mother ASSESS & CLASSIFY ASSESS AND CLASSIFY assess the child BACTERIAL INFECTION breastfeed breastfeeding breastmilk chest indrawing CHILD chart child needs chloramphenicol chloroquine classification table CLASSIFY chart classify the child’s clinic cotrimoxazole cough or difficult COUNSEL THE MOTHER danger sign difficult breathing dysentery EAR INFECTION ear problem fast breathing Fatima feeding problem follow-up visit gentian violet health worker IDENTIFY TREATMENT IMCI immunization status initial visit Lethargic or unconscious Look low weight main symptom malaria risk measles mebendazole mother or caretaker mouth ulcers ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo paracetamol PERSISTENT DIARRHOEA pneumonia pus draining quinine recording form Refer URGENTLY return immediately salbutamol SEVERE DEHYDRATION sick children sick young infant SIGNS CLASSIFY skin stools stridor Tell the mother temperature TREAT THE CHILD umbilicus URGENTLY to hospital vitamin weight for age