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Primary Functions of the Department

The primary function of the department is to provide comprehensive care of children by means of education, practice and research.

Nursing education:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate the programme.
  • Impart quality education to all the students in the department.
  • Apply innovative teaching strategies that enhances learning outcome of the students.
  • Ensure excellent academic performance in theory and practical examination.
  • Facilitate self development in participating through scientific Academic Forum, Journal Club and Integrated Teaching Programme.
  • Conduct periodical evaluation of the student.

Nursing Practice:

  • Prepare the students to develop desirable attitude and skill in providing comprehensive health care of children.
  • Conduct clinical presentation, clinical demonstration, nursing rounds, bed side clinic, Viva voce, spot test, health education and drug presentation.
  • Evaluate the clinical performance, care note and record book.
  • Provide hands on training to the students.
  • Extend professional services to the community.
  • Provide intensive training in the areas of paediatric medical ward, surgical ward, ortho ward, ENT ward, OP ward, PICU, NICU, MICU, OT and OPD .

Nursing Research:

  • Participate actively towards promotion of independent / group research activity.
  • Identify the thrust areas of research related to child health nursing in the hospital and community setting.
  • Disseminate the research findings through oral / poster presentation and journal publication.
  • Guide the students in research activities.

Contributions to Health Care:

  • Participate actively in immunization clinic, child guidance clinic, well baby clinic, rehabilitation clinic, high risk baby clinic (retinopathy of prematurity)
  • Participate in pulse pollo immunization programme and door to door survey in 10 areas of Puducherry (Pillaiyarkuppam, Narambai, Kirumambakkam PHC, Moorthykuppam, Kirumampakkam pet, Panithittu, Kannikovil, Koravalimedu, Manapet, and MGMC & RI).
  • Conducts School Health Services in Seliamedu and Kirumampakkam Govt School by checking anthropometric measurements, performing general physical examination, conducting health education and making referrals if required.
  • Conducts health education in the clinical area on various topics like worm infestations, vitamin deficiencies, scabies, prevention of accidents in various age group, child safety, prevention of diarrhoea, prevention of malnutrition etc.
  • Conducts Mass Health Education Programmers through Role play, Lilliput, Mime, Puppet show.
  • Celebrates breast feeding week, neonatal week and children's day in community and hospital.
  • Provides comprehensive care to children.
  • Provide preventive, promotive curative & rehabilitative services for the children.


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