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Paediatric (Child Health) Nursing

Department of Paediatric (Child Health) Nursing

The department of Child Health Nursing prepares the students in developing an understanding of the modern approach to child-care, identification, prevention and nursing management of common health problems of neonates and children.

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 in 2016
  • Excellent academic performance (UG-95% with 12% distinction & PG -100%)

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 235 regular health programs and covered 2419 children/students and their parents (26th September 2021)
  • Paediatric surgical counselling 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 centres
  • To commemorate Children's Day, ophthalmic and dental screening camps are held at schools and orphanages

Research Thrust Areas

  • Palliative Care and Self Resilience of Nurses
  • Self-reliant intervention for mothers of specially-abled children
  • Preventive and promotive health care

On-going Staff Projects (2021-2022)

UG Graduate Projects(Ongoing)

  • 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. Jeevitha Alva, Effectiveness of self-reliant intervention for mothers and their specially abled children
  • Mrs. Divya & Mrs. Sujatha.R, Parental knowledge and perception on Covid-19
  • Mrs. Jeevitha Alva & Ms. Sujatha.R on Correlation between knowledge & practice on toilet training among parents with a view to develop instructional module in a selected hospital
  • Mrs. Shivaleela Upashe, Mrs. Sujatha.R & Mrs. Jeevitha Alva on Knowledge and attitude of registered nurses and intern students on pain management of children - a comparative cross-sectional study

Ongoing Undergraduate Projects (2021-2022)

  • Mrs. Sujatha. R & Ms.Fathima Wafah on Experiences of nurses trained in end of life nursing education consortium-palliative care
  • Mrs.Jeevitha Alva & Ms. Dona on Video based teaching on plastic waste management among high school children

Completed Research Projects - Funded by Nitte (Deemed to be University)

  • Mrs. Sujatha. R & Ms. Tirikhumla , Effect of ear muffs on behaviour of neonates in neonatal intensive care unit of a selected hospital in Mangaluru (2020-2021)
  • Prof. Sujatha.R, Effect of mass media on postnatal mothers knowledge about neonatal care during COVID-19 pandemic(2020-2021)
  • Prof. Sujatha.R & Mrs. Jeevitha Alva, Parental perception and challenges on e- learning: an online survey(2020-2021)
  • Mrs. Divya & Mrs. Jeevitha Alva Perception and Challenges of teachers on digitalised teaching learning process(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) (2019-2020)

Paper & Poster presentation

  • Mrs. Sujatha.R, Presented a paper in 24th National e-Conference 2021 , Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) on Effect of ear muffs on behaviour of neonates in neonatal intensive care unit of a selected hospital in Mangaluru, at Yenepoya Nursing College, 26th & 27th November 2021
  • Mrs. Jeevitha Alva Presented a poster in 24th National e-Conference 2021, Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) on “Perception of Parent On E-Learning and to Identify the Challenges Faced by The Parents”, at Yenepoya Nursing College, 26th & 27th November 2021
  • Mrs.Shivaleela Upashe Presented a paper on “ Level of Overweight, Obesity and its associated Factors among Preschool Children in Nekemte Town, Oromia Region, Western ethiopia”, at National Level Online Research Paper Competition conducted by Bio statistical consultancy centre, Kerala , 16th May-2021
  • Mrs. Jeevitha Alva Presented a paper in an International Virtual conference on Advances in health economics and outcomes research, at NGSM institute of pharmaceutical sciences 27 & 28 November 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,14/02/2020

Workshop Conducted

  • Seminar on “Management of pediatric behavioural & social problems” , 25/10/21
  • Regional Workshop SPSS Training on 17-03-21
  • State level Workshop conducted on “Paediatric intensive care skills” on 27 February 2020

Resource person

  • Mrs. Sujatha.R, Presented a guest lecture on Palliative care, at Koshy’s institute of health sciences, 26 June 2021
  • Mrs. Sujatha R, presented a topic on Assessment of a sick child in PICU, State level Workshop, at NUINS, 27/02/2020.

Achievements

  • Mrs.Shivaleela Upashe received third prize for the paper presentation on “ Level of Overweight, Obesity and its associated Factors among Preschool Children in Nekemte Town, Oromia Region, Western ethiopia”, at National Level Online Research Paper Competition conducted by Bio statistical consultancy centre, Kerala ,16th May-2021.