14.5.3  Next ‘well child’ visit

Remind the mother of the next visit her well child needs for immunization, vitamin A and deworming unless the mother already has a lot to remember and will return soon anyway.

Good communication with mothers and caregivers of sick infants and children is important. Not only because you need to be confident that the child will receive the correct treatment when they are at home, but also so that you can reassure the mother, who may be feeling very anxious about her infant or child. Being sensitive to the mother’s concerns, praising her for the things she is doing well and taking time to show her how to treat her child is therefore a key part of your role.

14.5.2  Immediate return visits

Summary of Study Session 14