NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME UNIT DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
ASSESSMENT OF MALNUTRITION AMONG ANGANWADI CHILDREN IN VANTMURI
As a part of NSS (National Service Scheme) Program, Dept. of Community Health Nursing conducted Malnutrition Survey Program for Anganwadi Children in Vantmuri Village on 21-09-2017. Total 122 children were surveyed and basic parameters like height, weight and mid-arm circumference (MUAC) was assessed.
Out of 122 children who were surveyed, only 4 of them were found to have moderate malnutrition where MUAC calculated was less than 11 cms. Total 5 Anganwadis were there in the village. No children were reported with severe malnutrition.
The department of community health nursing aims to prepare nurses to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the community.
Community Health Nursing, now more than ever, is a challenging, evolving field of nursing practice-one that is on the cutting edge of many innovations in the health care delivery.
Community Health Nursing represents an effort to introduce and elaborate upon the basic scope and nature of contemporary community health nursing practice.
It is a field of nursing practice, which blends primary health care and principles of nursing practice with public health nursing. The department of community health nursing is intended to mould fully pledged community health nurses, who are ready to serve the patients at any place and at any time by applying the principles of community health nursing.
The department of Community health nursing is enthusiastic to provide quality education to students in graduation and post graduation level, under the supervision of excellent faculty. Moreover, the department takes great interest in conducting public health research and community welfare programmes. The department has promised to facilitate both professional and personal growth in the students and the faculty by encouraging and supporting their participation in continuing educational activities.
The department conducts
- Regular home visits
- Individual, Group and Mass Health Education
- Special health programmes like eye camps, Health Exhibitions, School Health programmes, Immunization Clinics, ANC Tracking etc
- Observation of days significant to public health
- Industrial visit to Goa- Occupational health nursing
The department has a fully equipped community health laboratory which accommodates 50 students at a time. This is used for the preparing for the activities during the field visit and to train students.
External Posting: Students are also posted to PHC, CHC and various sub centres for observation and regular posting.
Community health activities: Regular home visits, Health need assessment, Family coping, Health Awareness and activities concerned with public interest and also social activities.
REPORT OF AWARENESS PROGRAM ON GERIATRIC HEALTH PROBLEMS & MANAGEMENT
KLEU’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Department of Community Health Nursing had organized a health awareness programme on the occasion of world Environmental day at Ramnagar on 5th June 2017. Trees were planted in the premises of Government Kannada, Marati & Urdu Primary School, Ram Nagar, Belagavi.
Beneficiaries: 80 Kannada Marathi & Urdu Primary School Children’s
Department of Community Health Nursing had organized and conducted Health education program on Geriatric Health Problems & its management in Shantai Old age home Belagavi on 24th March 2017.
Awareness programme was organized with the help of manager- Shantai Oldage home & Final year PBBSc (N) students & departmental staff of Community Health Nursing in order to create awareness among the geriatric people regarding health problems & its management, importance of exercise, sleeping pattern, increased risk of falls, depression and an impaired immune system, dietary management etc…
Beneficiaries: 37 Geriatric People were benefited by the programme.
REPORT OF AWARENESS PROGRAM ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD WATER DAY.
Department of Community Health Nursing had organized and conducted Health education program on the occasion of world Water day in Ranakundaye village Belagavi on 22nd March 2017.
Rally & water awareness programme was organized with the help of Govt. Primary Marti School Ranakundaye village in order to create awareness among the villagers regarding importance of water, its utilization, storage and about rain water harvesting.
Health education programme was organized in the Govt. Primary Marti School Ranakundaye by 2nd year PBBBSc Nursing students and staff Department of Community Health Nursing with the help of A.V.AIDS. Snacks were distributed to students.
Beneficiaries: 90 school students and more than 100 villagers
“NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – APPROACHES & PREVENTION”
A one day CNE (Continuing Nursing Education) on “Non Communicable Diseases – Approaches & Prevention” was organized by Department of Community Health Nursing, KLEU Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi on 17th February, 2017.
The Objective of this CNE was to sensitize students regarding the burden of Non Communicable Diseases, the risk factors associated, approaches and methods to prevent these diseases in the community by proper health education to the people.
The program began with inaugural function at 10:00 am. The CNE was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Chief Guest Dr.R.G.Viveki, Professor & HOD, Community Medicine, BIMS, Belagavi & Prof.Dr.Sudha A.Raddi, Dean & Principal, KLEU INS, Belagavi. Mrs.Namrata Devulkar welcomed the guests which was followed by lectures. The Resource Persons for the CNE were Dr.R.G.Viveki, Professor & HOD, Community Medicine, BIMS, Belagavi, Mr.Shivarajkumar.Dandagi, Asst.Prof & HOD, Community Health Nursing, Mrs.Namrata Devulkar, Asst. Professor, Mr.Laxmikanth Bhangennavar, Sr.Tutor & Mr.Sanjeev Badli, Sr.Tutor. Prof.Dr.Sudha A.Raddi gave the presidential remarks. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mr.Shivaprasad Kamat, Jr.Tutor.
Total 180 delegates, students, faculty from BIMS College of Nursing, KLES Institute of Nursing Sciences, Ankola & KLE University’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi participated in the CNE.
Health Check-up camp for Antenatal Mothers
17th October 2016
NSS unit of KLEU’s Institute of Nursing Sciences along with Department of Community Health Nursing organised a Health Check-up camp for Antenatal Mothers at Ashok Nagar UHC Belagavi on 17th October 2016. Department of community Heath nursing in collaboration with UHC Ashok Nagar carried out the general health check-up camp. Total 24 Antenatal Mothers were screened, of which 13 had Mild Anaemia (10Hb %), Moderate 10 (8Hb %), Severe 01 (Below 6Hb %), & 01 High Risk case detected (short Stretch).
Health education was given by final year BSc Nursing students & Staffs from department of community health nursing on importance of maintaining good health, Diet, breastfeeding techniques etc.. After the programme forum was open for discussion.Medicines were given to those who were sick. Fruits were distributed after the examination.