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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Give guidance on the integrated management of childhood illnesses and childhood home accidents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119562  Give guidance on the integrated management of childhood illnesses and childhood home accidents 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable a community health worker to promote the key family practices according to current protocols of the Department of Health relating to childhood illnesses.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Promote growth and development of infants from birth to two years
  • Assist the family to prevent disease and accidents in the home
  • Assist with the management of common illnesses and accidents in the home
  • Promote immunisation compliance 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at ABET level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3
  • Knowledge of a community and diseases common to the community
  • Knowledge of the community and the ability to communicate effectively within their cultural context

    Competency in the following unit standards or equivalent
  • "Apply accurate information about STIs including HIV & AIDS to everyday life" (NLRD ID 116999)
  • "Engage in health promotion" (NLRD ID 119563)
  • "Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care within the community" (NLRD ID 117498) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Childhood is from birth to six years
  • Parties involved in the integrated management include parents/partners, community support structures and include multi-sectoral involvement
  • Work is conducted under the supervision of a qualified health worker 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Promote growth and development of infants from birth to two years. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights of the child are explained and promoted in accordance with the South African Constitution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different feeding options are explained in terms of the method, common problems and infant nutritional requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feeding options include formula and breast-feeding, bottle and cup and spoon methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of hygiene and sterilisation are explained in terms of the effect on infant health and susceptibility to infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The advantages of complementary feeding are explained in terms of the achievement of a good nutritional state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The benefits of physical and psycho-social stimulation are explained and techniques demonstrated to enhance development from birth to two years. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist the family to prevent disease and accidents in the home. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sanitation and hygiene; Common diseases including but not limited to: diarrhoea, upper respiratory infections, TB, HIV/AIDS and STIs; malaria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different techniques of hand-washing are demonstrated and explained in terms of preventing disease and transmission of infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vector-borne diseases are identified and the actions taken to prevent the spread of these diseases are appropriate to the given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The prevention and management of common childhood illnesses is promoted in terms of accepted protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hygienic practices are promoted in terms of safe water, sanitation and waste disposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Home safety and the prevention of accidents is promoted in accordance with accepted safe practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Child abuse is recognised and appropriately referred in accordance with local protocols. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Child abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist with the management of common illnesses and accidents in the home. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Common illnesses include but are not limited to measles, mumps, chicken pox, diarrhoea, coughs, colds, impetigo, malaria, fevers, infestation by worms, scabies, lice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Illnesses are identified in terms of their signs and symptoms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic treatment and care is provided for childhood illnesses which is appropriate to the illness identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Accidents and injuries are managed in a manner that minimises the extent of the injury. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic First Aid, including Artificial Respiration (AR) and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for infants and children.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Situations are assessed and referrals made in accordance with the specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need for professional treatment is recognised and referrals made are appropriate to the requirements of the situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Promote immunisation compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Optimal use of health services during pre and post partum period and delivery is promoted in terms of parental support and assistance to the infant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Immunisation is promoted and encouraged in terms of the currently recognised schedule, e.g., the Road-to-Health chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assistance with follow up care and treatment is provided in terms of promoting a healthy lifestyle and development. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the available resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively in relation to activities ad relevant resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information about the management of childhood illnesses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with community structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively with regard to monitoring childhood illnesses in the community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to the cause and spread of diseases and illnesses. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
    Specified requirements
    Legal:
  • Work within the guidelines of the scope of practise of the ancillary health worker

    Site specific:
    Learners must work in accordance with the protocols, procedures and policies of the relevant work environment.

    Credit justifications
    Activity: Hours
    Classroom learning: 25
    On-the-job learning: 2
    Self directed learning: 10
    Coaching required: 10
    Other: Site visits and clinical accompaniment: 10
    Total: 80

    Credits achived: 8 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Azuphile Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    2. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.