The overall objective of Community Health Nursing practice is to promote students knowledge on family health and community health understanding concepts of health, epidemiology and influence of al factors as health, both in theoretical as well as practical in the community and also to make the students develop competence in functioning at different levels in the various health programs in the community.
AREA OF OPERATION
The selected villages (Kaitharinaagar, Thanakkankulam, under our community health programme come under Madurai District, Tamil Nadu. All the villages which are selected for this progarmme have inadequate health care delivery system and lack of health awareness.
Another Rural Community health project has been extended in CSI Hospital, Kilanjunai which includes 20 villages around Ramnad District is based on the Leprosy Mission Hospital which was existing there.
Our community health programmes are having three objectives:
1. The students are able to acquire in depth knowledge in community health nursing and apply the same in different settings.
2. To provide / render comprehensive services to the need areas.
3. To conduct / carry training and research programmes in co-operative with Government and voluntary agencies.
There are four full time staffs and three junior staffs are working in the community and social action department.
1. Prof.Y. John Sam Arun Prabu, HOD
2. Mrs. V. Vedhaselvi, Lecturer
3. Mr. S. Jeyabalan Sunder Singh, Lecturer
4. Mrs. Pearline, Pharmacist
5. Ms. Jenifer, Clinical Instructor
6. Ms.Vijila, Clinical Instructor
7. Ms. Vijayalakshmi, Clinical Instructor
All the B.Sc(N) students as soon as they enter the college they are assigned to participated in the comprehensive community health and development camp for a duration of one week in which the students are given extensive and intensive orientation of rural community health programmes. They are posted in our community health centers regularity to get proper community health exposure.
They are posted in our community health centers regularly to get proper community health exposure. They should finish their following procedures during their postings.
1. Bag Techniques
4. Baby bath
5. Urine testing for albumin and sugar
6. Cooking demonstration
7. Using audio visual aids
a. Flannel graph
b. Flash cards
c. Flip chart
e. Slide projection
f. puppet show
a. Physical examination - assessing the health needs and care of minor ailments
b. new born
e. school child
h. postnatal mother
i. Nutritional assessment
9. Students Activities in PHC
a. Immunization and the diagnostic technique
b. preparing blood smear
c. preparing sputum smear
d. community activity assignments
e. care study
f. conduction of serving
g. organizing community education programme
h. participation in the community workers programme
I. supervision of dias..
STUDENTS PLANNING AREA
They are getting proper guidance from various internal as well as external lecturers attending the community health nursing classes. Apart from their regular community postings they often visit community health institutions regularly, like primary health centers, sub centers, Unani. Homeopathy and sidda dispensaries, Block development office, Government Hospital (District head quarters), voluntary organizations, visit municipal corporation health centers, family welfare bureau, District Head Office, District Tuberclosis office, District Leprosy office, Integrated child development scheme. Tamilnadu Integrated Nutritional programme. Water purification plant, Incinerator, Dietary department and sewage disposal.
|Name of the Area||Total Population||Male||Female||Under five||ANC||Eligible Couple||TOTAL|
|CSI HOSPITAL KILANJUNAI||5000||2652||2348||326||15||218|
|PCC HEALTH CENTRE||30000||16356||13644||445||185||676|
CSI COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE - THANAKKANKULAM
Thanakkankulam is a beautiful place. The population of this village is nearly 1450. Majority of population are employed in coolie work. There is one Balawadi with one village health nurse. Other facilities such as electricity and water facilities are available. There is no transport facilities.
MISSION & VISION
Survey was conducted in the Thanakkankulam. The purpose was to identify the health problem. We covered the area and collected information. Most of them are coolie worker and they belongs to Hindu religion. The environment sanitation and hygiene status was good. Public water facilities are available. Bus stop was situated on the main road,
Total population - 12000
12000 population - panchayat leader ( president)
750 population - 1 ward member
Total population - 179 members,
Male - 98 members,
Female - 81 members
Total population - 220 members,
Male - 114 members,
Female - 106 members
Total population - 76 members,
Male - 42 members,
Female - 34 members.
Total population - 428 members,
Male - 237 members,
Female - 184 members.
MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS
Based on this report, nearly 150 old age peoples are living in Thanakkankulam. 3 members had physically handicapped problem (polio). Many peoples are suffering from some health problems. It includes,
AREAS IN AND AROUND THANAKKANKULAM
FUNCTIONS OF THE CENTRE
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
CSI CENTRE OF KAITHARI NAGAR
Kaithari Nagar is a beautiful place. The population of this village is nearly 3000. Majority of population are employed in weaving work. There is one Balwadi with one village health nurse. Other facilities such as electricity and water facilities are available. There is no transport facilities.
MISSION & VISION
In Kaithari Nagar we have covered the area Bhagath Singh Colony, Maruthi Colony and Angaiyarkanni Colony. The total population in the three areas are more than2500 population. Most of them belongs to Hindu Religion. Their socio-economic status also low. They belongs to the middle class family. Regarding family planning the less number of population has done family planning. Their educational status is poor. Most of them settled in their own house. They have the public tap water facilities. They have the open toilet facilities and they have the open drainage facilities. Among the covered population the common health problems are the diabetes mellitus, hypertension and anemia.
HEALTH PROBLEM OF VILLAGE
While we are going the area management we are identified the health problems of the village people. The major health problems are the diabetes mellitus, hypertension, mental retardation, physically handicapped, blindness, nutritional anemia. we conduct group health education regarding prevention of anemia and gave health education regarding the dietary management for the diabetes and hypertension.
AREAS IN AND AROUND KAITHARI NAGAR
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE:
PANKAJAM CAROLINE CLARK CENTRE, PASUMALAI
The population of this area is nearly 30000. There is one Balwadi with one village health nurse. Other facilities such as electricity and water facilities are available.
MISSION & VISION
Centre will be committed for prevention, care and support for people irrespective of their economic and social support. People are motivated to set health needs as first priority in their life and those will visits the clinical will be treated with mutual respect and caring attitude.
Centre dedicated for providing quality and value driver health care for all we serve. Individuals within the community the clinic exists are assured for easy access of standard health care services at cheaper cost.
ACTIVITIES OF PCC HEALTH CENTRE
CSI HOSPITAL, KILANJUNAI
Kilanjunai is a down-trodden remote village 150km away from the city of Madurai. the village lies in the Sivagangai District, a re-nounced drought area of Tamil Nadu C.S.I. Hospital, Kilanjunai is a rural missionary hospital founded by Dr. (Mrs) Jones M.B.B.S., an Anglican missionary belonging to SPG mission, England in the year 1931 with the view to cater to the health care needs of the poor and needy in and around Kilanjunai on non-sectarian basis without the consideration of caste, creed or religion.
After Dr. (Mrs) Jones, an Anglican Missionary doctor named Dr. Riggs came here and took part an active involvement with a sense of dedication and commitment towards the improvement of the hospital. He served for the welfare of various kinds of poor, sick and needy especially the patient with TB and Leprosy.
People living at Kilanjunai and surrounding villages, depend upon seasonally rain for cultivation, which is the only source of income. Poverty and illiteracy are the major problems prevalent in Kilanjunai, which affects the health of the people. With lack of financial resources and medical personnel, the condition of the hospital was gradually deteriorating and it was closed down for a period of 5 years.
Our Bishop and officers of our Diocese initiated to revive the ruined hospitals as the need of medical facility kept on increasing. The hospital was handed over tot the C.S.I. Jeyaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing extended community health centre cum Leprosy Hosptial, Kilanjunai. From then every year we are posting community health nursing students at Kilanjunai.
OUR TARGET POPULATION IS:
We are covering nearby village schools and conducting regular school health programme.
MISSION & VISION
Centre will be committed for prevention, care and support for people irrespective of their economic and social status. People are motivated to set health needs as first priority in their life and those who visits the clinic will be treated with mutual respect and caring attitude.
Centre dedicated for providing quality and value driver health care for all we serve, Individuals within the community the clinic exists are assured for easy access of standard health care services at cheaper cost.
MRS. V. VEDHA SELVI, M.Sc(N)
MRS.S. CHRISTINA ANBUSELVI M.Sc(N)
PROF. DR. Y. JOHN SAM ARUN PRABU, M.Sc(N), Ph.D