UNDER FIVE ASSESSMENTS

UNDER FIVE ASSESSMENTS – Purposes, Symbol of Under Five Clinics, Equipment Needed and Procedure (COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING)

Under five clinic is also called the well-baby clinic that offers preventive and promotive services for the benefit of the under-five or preschool children

PURPOSES

  • To provide carafe during illness
  • To provide adequate nutrition
  • To immunize the child at right time
  • To plan and prepare for family planning
  • To provide health teaching or education to promote health
  • To assess the growth and development of children

SYMBOL OF UNDER FIVE CLINICS

  • Care in illness
  • Adequate nutrition
  • Immunization
  • Family planning
  • Health teaching/education

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • Weighing machine
  • Inch tape, Snellen’s eye chart
  • Shakir tape to measure midarm circumference
  • Nutrition cups, infantometer to measure the length of infant
  • Flash cards or posters and records or health chart

PROCEDURE

  • Wash hands and warm
  • Keep ready with the articles such as inch tape, shakir tape, nutrition cups
  • Explain the procedure to the parent or the group
  • Weight the infant using weight balance or Bar scale weighing machine or path weighing machine
  • Check the height by using inch tape, use infantometer, if the child’s age is below 2 years
  • Record the height and weight in the chart inform to their parents
  • Measure the chest and head circumference and record
  • Anthropometry should be entered in health record
  • General physical examination can be done by the nurse to rule out any abnormalities
  • Rule out any refracting errors among children by using Snellen’s chart
UNDER FIVE ASSESSMENTS – Purposes, Symbol of Under Five Clinics, Equipment Needed and Procedure (COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING)
UNDER FIVE ASSESSMENTS – Purposes, Symbol of Under Five Clinics, Equipment Needed and Procedure (COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING)

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