Summary of Study Session 10

In Study Session 10 you learned that:

  1. All infants under six months with SAM need to be treated in an in-patient facility.
  2. The presence of medical complications, including general danger signs, or failing the appetite test means that a severely malnourished child should be classified as severe complicated malnutrition and referred to an in-patient facility.
  3. Children of six months or older with severe uncomplicated malnutrition can be treated in an OTP at your health post.
  4. There are admission, referral and discharge criteria to and from OTP.
  5. The OTP protocol provides you with the key steps for managing children with severe acute malnutrition.
  6. It is important to record information on the appropriate registration and recording forms.
  7. There are different aspects for organising out-patient treatment of SAM, including community mobilisation and using formal communication channels to ensure your community are aware of the relevant services.

10.6.3  Assignment of OTP days

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 10