14.3  Teach/advise the mother to give oral drugs at home

The oral drugs listed in previous study sessions are given for a range of reasons, administered in different doses (for example according to a child’s age or weight) and on different schedules. However, the way to give each oral drug is similar. This section will give you the basic steps for teaching a mother how to give oral drugs to her child. If a mother learns how to give a drug correctly, then the child will be treated properly. The steps below outline how you can help a mother to treat her child with oral drugs at home.

14.2.1  Asking checking questions

14.3.1  Determine the appropriate drugs and dosage for the child’s age or weight