Child Health Nursing Free Notes Download – B.Sc. Nursing

Unit I

Introduction

Modern concepts of childcare

Internationally accepted rights of the child
National policy and legislations in relation to child health and welfare
National programmes related to child 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 hospitalisation on the child and family.
Grief and bereavement
The role 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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Unit II

The healthy child

Principles of growth and 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 programme and cold chain
Preventive paediatrics
Care of under five & under five clinics/well baby clinics

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Unit III

Nursing care of a neonate

Nursing care of a normal newborn/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 & nursing management of common congenital malformations

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Unit IV

Integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses (IMNCI)

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Unit V

Nursing management in common childhood diseases

Nutritional deficiency disorders
Respiratory disorders and infections
Gastrointestinal infections, infestations and congenital disorders
Cardio vascular problem : congenital defects and rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart
disease
Genito-urinary disorders: acute glomerulo nephritis, Nephrotic syndrome, Wilms’
tumor, infection and congenital disorders.
Neurological infections and disorders: convulsions, epilepsy, meningitis,
hydrocephalus, spina-bifida.
Hematological disorders: Anemias, 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, hemorrhage, burns and
drowning.
Nursing care of infant and children with HIV/AIDS.

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Unit VI

Management of behavioural & social problems in children

Management of common behavioural 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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