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Paediatric (Child Health) Nursing

Department of Paediatric (Child Health) Nursing

Child Health Nursing aims to prepare a competent and caring child health nursing professional to provide care to the needs of children and ensure responsibility and quality in nursing education, service, and research.

The strengths of the department as follows

  • well qualified and experienced PG faculty, Adequate availability of resources, Well equipped lab facility for practice
  • Autonomy/flexibility in designing the curriculum, Inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Conducts health appraisal services for school children.
  • Started value added course on ELNEC Palliative care

Services (only for departments with clinical / laboratory / community extension responsibilities)

The department conducts team based interdisciplinary care. Details as follows

  • NSPECC- NITTE SPECIAL CHILD CARE is a collaborative Multidisciplinary health care program of Nitte Deemed to be University with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Govt. of Karnataka to improve the healthcare of specially-able children through team-based care. The department Conducted 205 regular health programs and covered 2216 children/students and their parents(6th March 2020).
  • Paediatric surgical counseling sessions are conducted for children with Hypospadias & Habitual constipation from 2016 onwards.
  • Every year world breast feeding celebrations are conducted for mothers in anganwadies, and primary health centers.
  • Children’s day celebrated in schools and orphanages conducted in schools by ophthalmic & dental screening camps.

Lab Facilities

The college has well equipped Child Health nursing lab where students get hands on experience for various procedures. The students also get hands on experience in the Central Skill lab of Nitte University: NU-MEDISIM on simulated clinical experiences.

Clinical Facilities

The students are given the best clinical exposure at K.S.Hegde Hospital in pediatric specialty areas. Second year P.G. students are sent to specialty hospital like Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai.

Research Thrust Areas

  • Palliative Care and Self Resilience of Nurses
  • Self-reliant intervention for mothers of specially-able children
  • Toilet training

Ongoing Research Projects 2020-2021

Staff Projects

  • Mrs. Sujatha. R, Effectiveness of Palliative Care Cognitive Edification on Nursing Competence and Self Resilience of Nurses: it’s Impact on patient satisfaction in a selected hospital at Mangaluru
  • Mrs. Divya & Mrs. Sujatha.R, Parental knowledge and perception on Covid-19
  • Mrs. Sujatha. R, Effect of ear muffs on behaviour of neonates in neonatal intensive care unit of a selected hospital in Mangaluru
  • Mrs.Jeevitha Alva, Effectiveness of self reliant intervention for mothers and their specially abled children

Undergraduate Projects

  • Prof. Sujatha.R, Effect of mass media on postnatal mothers knowledge about neonatal care during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Prof. Sujatha.R & Mrs. Jeevitha Alva, Parental perception and challenges on e- learning: an online survey
  • Mrs. Divya & Mrs. Jeevitha Alva Perception and Challenges of teachers on digitalised teaching learning process

Publications

  • Kannappan SR, Sunny V. Effect of Internship Program on Self-Reported Clinical Competence among BSc Nursing Students in Selected Nursing Colleges at Mangaluru. Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU. 2020 Apr;10(01):09-14
  • Divya, Effect of animation distraction on pain response during venepuncture among children Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2021 Jan, Vol-15(1): SC20-SC22
  • Sujatha R, Harsha Thomas. Effectiveness of squeeze the ball distraction technique on postoperative pain among children. JCR. (2020); 7(19): 6746-6751. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.776
  • Sujatha R, Gincy.J, Effect of a Nurse-Led programme on knowledge regarding primary prevention of child sexual abuse among mothers and their children, Journal of the Social Sciences, Vol 48, I 3, B 2792-E 2798
  • Sujatha.R.Distress among Patients Admitted with Oncological Conditions in a Private Hospital of Coastal Karnataka: A Cross-Sectional Study. Indian J Palliat Care.2020 Jun 26 (02):237-268. (Conference proceeding)
  • Sabitha N. Sujatha.R. Effect of nurse-led programme on knowledge regarding identification of warning signs in low birth weight babies among postnatal mothers in selected hospitals at Mangaluru. The Nursing Journal of India. 2020 March, 2: 58-63
  • Sujatha.R, Alva.J. Effectiveness of cognitive edification programme on knowledge and practice of early ambulation among nursing students. The Nursing Journal of India. 2020 May, 3: 108-113
  • Thomas T. Sujatha.R, Effectiveness of Flax Seed Pillow on Stress and Physical Parameters of Premature Infants. Medico Legal Update. 2020 Jul 24;20(3):70-5

Presentations

  • Mrs. Sujatha R, Assessment of a sick child in PICU, State level Workshop, 27/02/2020
  • Mrs. Sujatha R, Poster Distress among patients admitted with oncological conditions in a private hospital of coastal Karnataka: A cross-sectional study, International IAP Conference,14/02/20
  • Mrs. Harsha Thomas, Effectiveness of Fenugreek seed pack on dandruff among adolescent’s girls in a selected college, International Conference, Bharati Vidyapeeth, 8/11/19 to 9/11/19
  • Mrs. Divya, Effectiveness of animation distraction on pain response during venipuncture among children, International Conference, Bharati Vidyapeeth, 8/11/19 to 9/11/19

Fellowship Completed

  • Prof. Sujatha. R, completed International Fellowship in palliative care conducted by Institute of Palliative Medicine, St. Christopher’s, and Sanjeevan in Aug 2019

Workshop Conducted

  • State level Workshop conducted on “Paediatric intensive care skills” on 27 February 2020

Completed Research Projects 2020-2021

  • Mrs. Sujatha.R, Association between activities of daily living of Bedridden patients with health problems of caregivers. (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)
  • Mrs. Sujatha.R, Patient satisfaction and barriers to quality of nursing care in oncology units (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)
  • Ms. Harsha, Thomas, Ms. Sujatha.R &Ms. Samseena , Effectiveness of STP regarding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Policy on Knowledge of health care workers and Breast Feeding Practices of mothers admitted in a selected hospital in Mangaluru (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)
  • Ms. Harsha, Thomas, Effectiveness of hands on training on knowledge and skills on Foreign body aspiration among parents of children admitted in a selected hospital
  • Mrs.Jeevitha Alva , Effect of information booklet regarding feminine hygiene among hostel residents
  • Mrs.Jeevitha Alva , Knowledge on self protective measures to prevent COVID 19 among nurses in Mangalore : an online survey

Ongoing Research Projects 2018-2019

Staff Projects

  • Ms. Harsha, Thomas, Ms. Sujatha.R &Ms. Samseena , Effectiveness of STP regarding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Policy on Knowledge of health care workers and Breast Feeding Practices of mothers admitted in a selected hospital in Mangaluru (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)
  • Prof. Sujatha. R, Effectiveness of Palliative Care Cognitive Edification on Nursing Competence and Self Resilience of Nurses: it’s Impact on patient satisfaction in a selected hospital at Mangaluru.

Undergraduate Projects

  • Mrs. Sujatha.R , Relation between perceived stress and resilience among nurses working in a selected hospital at Mangaluru(funded by Nitte deemed to be University)
  • Mrs. Harsha Thomas, Effectiveness of Fenugreek seed pack on dandruff among adolescent girls in a selected college. (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)

Completed Research Projects 2017-2018

  • Prof. Sujatha.R, Effect of pre and post operative instruction module on anxiety in mothers of children undergoing gastro intestinal surgeries (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)
  • Mrs. Sujatha.R, Effectiveness of cognitive edification programme on knowledge and practice of early ambulation among nursing students (funded by Nitte Deemed to be University)

Publications

  • Mrs. Sujatha R, Effectiveness of Snake & Ladder Game on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Personal Hygiene among School Children in Selected Rural Schools at Mangalore, THE NURSING JOURNAL OF INDIA, March 2018, 81-85
  • Mrs. Sujatha R, Effectiveness of child to child approach on practice of hand washing among school children in a selected school at Mangalore, Nitte University Journal of Health Science., 8, 1, 15-21
  • Mrs. Sujatha R, Nurses perceptions of End of Life Care after an In-service educational intervention,IAPCON Kochi 2019 Abstracts. Indian J Palliat Care [cited 2019 Oct 22];25:260-357. Available from: http://www.jpalliativecare.com/text.asp?2019/25/2/260/256277

Presentations

  • Mrs.Jeevitha NSPECC: An inter-professional collaboration for improved health outcomes (Poster), ICN & INC International Conference, 29-11-18 to 01-12-2018
  • Mrs. Sujatha R, Nurses perceptions of End of Life Care after an In-service educational intervention, International IAP Conference, 08-02-19 to 10-02-19
  • Mrs. Harsha Thomas, Preventive paediatrics: Nursing perspectives, Conference Yenepoya Nursing college 09-02-19
  • Prof.Sujatha R, Adolescence health & adolescent friendly health services National Conference 26-04-19
  • Prof.Sujatha R, Effect of pre and post operative instruction module on anxiety in mothers of children undergoing GI surgeries, 20//07/19
  • Mrs. Harsha Thomas Effectiveness of Fenugreek seed pack on dandruff among adolescent girls in a selected college International Conference8-11-19 to 9-11-19

Fellowship Completed

Prof. Sujatha. R, completed International Fellowship in palliative care conducted by Institute of Palliative Medicine, St. Christopher’s, and Sanjeevan in Aug 2019

Workshop Conducted

  • State level Workshop conducted on “ASSESSMENT, RESUSCITATION & STABILIZATION OF CHILDREN” on 18 February 2019.

Events/Extension Activity

CNE on Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol : 15-02-18

Under Five Assessment : 21-03-2018

Achievements

Mrs. Sujatha. R, completed Fellowship in palliative care in Aug 2019 conducted by Institute of Palliative Medicine in collaboration with St. Christopher’s Hospice (London), Sanjeevan palliative care (Pondicherry).