Several of the skills you will need are common to each of the
steps; they may even be useful to you in your other work as well. They are:
Remember the rules of case
management in the home.
Use simple language.
Before learning the steps to good advising, you will first have
the chance to learn and practise these skills.
Basic skill: Remember the rules of case management in the
These case management rules are the basis for all information
needed to advise mothers about caring for a child with diarrhoea. They are the
basis of the rest of the exercises on communication.
List here the three rules of case management in the home. (State
them as your national programme states them. This information should come from
your national CDD programme policy):
The correct advice about using antidiarrhoeal preparations and
antibiotics for child diarrhoea is:
If there is any part of the above information about which you
are unsure or unclear, please review Case Management in the Home before
The following page suggests a way in which adapted information
may be summarized and presented. The information to fill in the boxes may come
from national CDD programme policy, from research done in all or in parts of
your country, or from your knowledge of the area in which you live and work.
Your national programme may already have completed such a summary sheet with the