16.4  When to return immediately

Notice that the case recording form states: ‘Advise mother when to return immediately’. You will need to teach each mother the signs that mean she should return immediately for more care for her child. You have covered each of these signs in previous study sessions.

  • Can you think of examples of signs that should alert a mother to return to the health post immediately with her child?

  • One example is if the mother notices that her child has fast or difficult breathing. Another is if the child becomes lethargic or unconscious.

16.3  Identify urgent pre-referral treatment

16.5  Counsel the mother