Learning Outcomes for Study Session 10:

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

10.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQ 10.2)

10.2  List the steps for identifying severely malnourished children who require in-patient treatment, and differentiate them from those children who can be treated on an out-patient basis. (SAQs 10.1 and 10.2)

10.3  Describe the admission, referral, and discharge criteria to and from the out-patient therapeutic programme (OTP). (SAQ 10.2)

10.4  Explain the key management and follow-up actions for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) using the OTP protocol. (SAQs 10.3 and 10.4)

10.5  List what information should be entered in the recording and reporting formats. (SAQs 10.3 and 10.4)

10.6  Outline the procedures to organise a health post set up for out-patient treatment of SAM. (SAQ 10.5)

Study Session 10  Managing Severe Acute Malnutrition

10.1  Severe acute malnutrition: deciding patient management