Syllabus

Child Health Nursing for Basic B.Sc. (Nursing)

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1. Introduction:

  • Modem concepts of child care-Internationally accepted rights of the child.
  • National policy and legislations in relation to child health and welfare.
  • National programmes related tochild health and welfare -agencies related to welfare services to the children .
  • Changing trends in hospital care, preventive, promotive and curative aspects of child health. -Child morbidity and mortality rates -Differences between an adult and child -Hospital environment for a sick child.
  • Impact of hospitalization on the child and family -Grief and bereavement.
  • Theory of a child health nurse in caring for a hospitalized child.
  • Principles of pre and post operative care of

infants and children -Child health nursing procedures.

 

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2. · The healthy child
· Principles of growth & development
· Factors affecting growth & development
· Growth and development from birth to adolescence.
· The needs of normal children through the stages of developmental and
parental guidance
· Nutritional needs of children & infants: breast feeding, exclusive breast
feeding, supplementary/artificial feeding and weaning
· Baby friendly hospital concept
· Accidents: causes and prevention
· Value of play and selection of play material
· Preventive immunization, immunization program and cold chain
· preventive paediatrics
· Care of under five & under five clinics/ well baby clinics
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3. · Nursing care of a neonate
· Nursing care of a normal newborn care/Essential newborn care
· Neonatal resuscitation
· Nursing management of a low birth weight baby
· Kangaroo mother care
· Nursing management of common neonatal disorders
· Organization of neonatal unit
· Identification and nursing management of common congenital
malformations.
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4. Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illness (IMNCI) Must to know

10 hrs

5. · Nursing management in common childhood diseases
· Nutritional deficiency disorders
· Respiratory disorders and infections
· Gestrointestinal infections, infectations and congenital defects and
rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease
· Genito-urinary disorders: acute glomurulo nephritis, Nephrotic syndrome,
Wilms’ tumor, infection and congenital disorders.
· Neurological infections and disorders:
· Convulsions, epilepsy, meningitis, hydrocephalous, spina-bifida.
· Haematological disorders:
· Anaemia, thalassemia, ITP, Leukemia, hemophilia
· Endocrine disorders: Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus
· Orthopedic disorders: club feet, hip dislocation and fracture.
· Disorders of skin, eye, and ears
· Common communicable diseases in children, their identification, nursing
management in hospital and home and prevention Child health
emergencies:
· Poisoning, foreign bodies, haemorrhage, burns and drowning
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6. · Management of behavioral and social problems in children
· Management of common behavioral disorders
· Management of common psychiatric problems
· Management of challenged children: Mentally, physically & socially
challenged
· Welfare services for challenged children in India
· Child guidance clinics
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10 hrs.