In Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, the nurse is aware that severe conditions generally require urgent referral to a hospital.

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In Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, the nurse is aware that severe conditions generally require urgent referral to a hospital. Which of the following severe conditions DOES NOT always require urgent referral to a hospital?

a. Mastoiditis
b. Severe dehydration
c. Severe pneumonia
d. Severe febrile disease

Answer Key
The order of priority in the management of severe dehydration is as follows: intravenous fluid therapy, referral to a facility where IV fluids can be initiated within 30 minutes, Oresol or nasogastric tube. When the foregoing measures are not possible or effective, then an urgent referral to the hospital is done.
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