Monday, May 27, 2024

HEALTH EDUCATION ON DANGER SIGNS DURING PREGNANCY

Table of Contents

REQUIREMENTS #

  1. Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual and Electronic)
  2. Conducive room or enclosed area
  3. Ball pen
  4. Chairs

STEPS #

  1. Establish rapport (refer to steps)
  2. Explain procedure to client (refer to steps)
  3. Provide privacy and ensure client assume desired position
  4. Explain to client the need to attend antenatal clinic regularly
  5. Inform client about the importance of physical examination, laboratory investigation, scan etc.
  6. Enquire about client knowledge on danger signs
  7. Educate client on the following danger signs (Convulsions, severe headache, swollen legs, arms or face, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, vaginal bleeding, severe fever and difficulty in breathing)
  8. Inform client/support persons to make prior arrangement towards transportation for emergencies
  9. Assist client to decide on the health facility to attend during emergency
  10. Enquire about any valid Health Insurance Scheme (HIS) and advice where necessary
  11. Enquire from client preparation made towards delivery and educate appropriately
  12. Assist client in deciding on the necessary support including significant other to contact during emergency
  13. Counsel client on the need for a skilled provider during delivery
  14. Counsel client/support persons on how to save money towards delivery and emergency
  15. Encourage client to ask questions and give appropriate answers
  16. Emphasize the need for client to adhere to information given
  17. Express appreciation to client for her cooperation
  18. Record and report all information in the Maternal and Child Health Book (Manual or Electronic)