Syllabus

Community Health Nursing-II

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1. Definition, concept & scope of community Health and Community Health
Nursing
Historical development of Community health
o Community health Nursing
o Pre – independence
o Post-independence
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2. Health planning and policies and problems

  • National health planning in India — Five Year Plans
  • Various committees and commissions on health and family welfare
  • Central council for health and family welfare (CCH and FW)
  • National health policies (1983, 2002)
  • National population policy
  • Health problems in India
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3. Delivery of community health services

  • Planning, budgeting and material management of SCs, PHC and, CHC

Rural: Organization, staffing and functions of rural health services provided by government at:
Village Sub centre
Primary health centre
Community health center / sub divisional
Hospitals
District
State
Centre
Urban: Organization, staffing and functions of urban health services provided by government at:
Slums Dispensaries
Maternal and child health centers
Special Clinics
Hospitals
Corporation / Municipality / Board

  • Components of health services
  • Environmental sanitation
  • Health education
  • Vital statistics
  • M.C.H – antenatal, natal, postnatal MTP Act, female foeticide act,child adoption act
  • Family Welfare
  • National health programmes
  • School health services
  • Occupational health
  • Defence services
  • Systems of Medicine and health care
  • Allopathy
  • Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy
  • Alternative health care systems like yoga, meditation, social and spiritual healing etc.
  • Referral system
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4. Community health nursing approaches, concepts and roles and responsibilities of nursing personnel.

  • Approaches

– Nursing theories and Nursing process
– Epidemiological approach
– Problem solving approach
– Evidence based approach
– Empowering people to care for themselves

  • Concepts of Primary Health     Care:

– Equitable distribution
– Community participation
– Focus on prevention
– Use of appropriate technology
– Multi-sectoral approach

  • Roles and responsibilities of Community health nursing personnel in

– Family health services
– Information Education
– Communication (IEC)
– Management information (MIS):
Maintenance of Records & Reports
– Training and supervision of various categories of health workers
– National Health Programmes
– Environmental sanitation
– Maternal and Child health and Family welfare
– Treatment of minor ailments
– School Health Services
– Occupational Health
–  description of Community health nursing personnel

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5. Assisting individuals and groups to promote and maintain their health.

  • Empowerment for self-care of individual, families and groups in-Assessment of self and family.
  • Monitoring growth and development

Mile stones
Weight measurement
Social development
Temperature and Blood pressure monitoring
Menstrual cycle
Breast self-examination and testicles
Warning signs of various diseases
Tests Urine for sugar and albumin, blood sugar
Seek health services for
Routine checkup
Immunization
Counseling
Diagnosis
Treatment
Follow up

  • Maintenance of Health records for self and family
  • Continue  medical care and follow up in community for various diseases and disabilities
  • Carryout therapeutic procedures as prescribed / required for self and family
  •  Waste Management

• Collection and disposal of waste at home and community

  • Sensitize and handle social issues affecting health and development for self and family

Women Empowerment
Women and child abuse
Abuse of elders
Female Foeticide
Commercial sex workers
Food adulteration
Substance abuse

  • Utilize community resources for and family

Trauma services
Old age homes
Orphanage
Homes for physically and mentally challenged individuals
Homes for destitute

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6. National health and family welfare programmes and the role of a nurse.
1) National ART Programme
2) Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)
3) National Anti-Malaria Programme
4) National Filaria control programme
5) National Guinea worm eradication programme
6) National Leprosy eradication programme
7) National AIDS control programme
8) STD control programme
9) National programme for control of blindness
10) Iodine deficiency disorder programme
11) Expanded programme on immunization
12) National Family Welfare Programme-RCH Programme historical development, organization,
administration, Research, constraints
13) National water supply and sanitation programme
14) Minimum Need programme
15) National Diabetics control programme
16) Polio Eradication Pulse Polio Programme
17) National cancer control Programme
18) Yaws Eradication Programme
19) National Nutritional Anemia prophylaxis programme
20) 20 point programme
21) ICDS programme
22) Mid-day meal applied nutritional programme
23) National mental health programme Health ESI CGHS Health insurance
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7. Health Agencies

  • International — WHO, UNFPA, UNDP, World Bank, FAO, UNICEF, DANIDA, European Commission (EC).Red cross, USAID, UNESCO, Colombo Plan, ILO, CARE etc.
  • National – Indian Red Cross, Indian Council for child welfare, Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Tuberculosis Association of India, Hindu Kusht NivaranSangh, Central Social Welfare Board, All India Women’s conference, Blind Association of India etc.
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20 hours