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Short Course in Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses

Only R 2 500.00 (incl VAT)

Introduction

Every year, nearly 11 million children die before their fifth birthday. In response to this challenge the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) was developed - a strategy designed to reduce child mortality and morbidity in developing countries. The approach focuses on the major causes of deaths in children through improving case management skills of health workers, strengthening the health system and addressing family and community practices.

IMCI has become a main child survival strategy in almost all countries in the African region, creating a unique opportunity to scale up health interventions. This refresher course is developed to upscale the knowledge of healthcare workers on IMCI.


Learning Outcomes

On achieving this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of the correct management of the sick child between 2 and 5 years.
  • Describe to full process of assessment from history taking to the full medical assessment of the child Explain the management of treatment for child between 2 and 5 years.
  • Discuss the counselling process of the mother and caregiver of the sick child between 2 and 5 years.
  • Explain the follow-up process of the sick child between 2 and 5 years.
  • Discuss the management of the sick young infant aged up to 2 months.


Course Design

E-learning


Course Content

The following study units are included in this short course:

  1. Background of IMCI
  2. Caring of the sick child age 2 months up to 5 years.
  3. Treatment of the child.
  4. Counselling the mother/caregiver
  5. Following up on the sick child.
  6. Management of the sick young infant aged up to 2 months.


Assessment

Participants are required to submit multiple choice questions (MCQ) after each module.


Time

The minimum period for completion is 3 months after completion


Certification

FPD will award successful participants with a certificate on completion of this course should they successfully complete the assessment process.


Accreditation

To be completed


Course Fee

R2 500


When Can You Enrol

ANYTIME


Contact

For more information or to register, please contact
Annatjie Peters at nursing@foundation.co.za
Tel 0878211109


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