15.10  Checking the mother

You should also remember that it is important to check the health of the mother.

  • Ask if the mother is sick
  • Ask if she has any breast problems
  • Check the mother’s immunization status
  • Check if the mother has access to family planning, and counselling on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS prevention.

In this study session you have looked at the integrated case management charts and learned what steps you need to follow in order to assess and classify a sick child. You learned that these steps are based on the IMNCI principles which ensure you consider the child as a whole. In the next and final study session we will remind you how to identify the necessary treatments and follow-up care for a sick child.

15.9  Other problems

Summary of Study Session 15