Mass awareness programme was organized in 4 Veerapandi Primary Health Centre on 29.03.2019 with the objective to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. B.Sc Nursing IV Year 26 students and B.Sc Nursing II Year 20 students created awareness through villupattu, puppet show, mime show and role play. The programme mainly highlighted on causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, follow up and prevention of Tuberculosis. Nearly 40 public were benefitted by this programme and the people expressed a positive feedback. Our students performance was greatly appreciated by the medical officer of Primary Health Centre.
World Oral Health Day in Dental OPD was observed on 20th March, 2019 on the theme “Say Ahh! Act on Mouth Health”. The I Yr. B Sc Nursing students demonstrated regarding Brushing technique & taught prevention of Oral disorders to all patients other relatives.
World Glaucoma Week was observed from 11th to 15th March at Ophthalmology OPD. The III BSc Nursing students created awareness & educated on Glaucoma for patients attended ophthalmology OPD.
Pulse Polio Immunization programme on 10.03.19, B.Sc Nursing II Year and IV Year NSS Volunteers (64 Students) actively participated in giving polio vaccine for children less than 5 years in and around Coimbatore regions specifically Vedapatti, Peelamedu, Sowripalayam and 24 Veerapandi. They also participated in mopping up activities on 11.03.19 and 12.03.19. More than 500 children were vaccinated.
Pulse Polio Immunization programme on 10.03.19, B.Sc Nursing II Year and IV Year NSS Volunteers (64 Students) actively participated in giving polio vaccine for children less than 5 years in and around Coimbatore regions specifically Vedapatti, Peelamedu, Sowripalayam and 24 Veerapandi. They also participated in mopping up activities on 11.03.19 and 12.03.19. More than 500 children were vaccinated.
The Medical Surgical Nursing Department has organized State level Conference and Workshop titled “Challenges in Trauma Nursing” (Proaction, Reaction and Promotion) and “Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)” from 21st to 22nd March 2019 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium and PSG Hospitals Simulation Lab. Dr. Muthukannu, Professor, KG College of Nursing was appointed as observer by TNNMC, 7 credit hours was awarded by the council for the conference and 7 hours for the workshop. The program began with an inauguration Dr. A. Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Dr. James J. Gnanadoss, Professor of Orthopedics, Bethastha Hospital was the Chief Guest and Prof. Ravikumar, Head of Emergency Nursing, CMC Vellore unveiled the theme and addressed the gatherings. Prof.Nirmala, Organising Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. The eminent speakers from in and around Coimbatore held the sessions of conference and workshop. Around 315 delegates from various Nursing Colleges and Hospitals participated in conference and 50 delegates were in the workshop. The participants had an enormous knowledge on trauma nursing and experienced hands on training in all the skill stations. The program ended with the Valedictory program.
PSG College of Nursing organized a Crash Course on “Guidance to Competitive Exam for Nurses” for the first time in Coimbatore City in collaboration with Nursing competitive exam trainer “Metier Future Aspiration” from New Delhi for 5 days (2nd February 2019 to 6th February 2019) at PSG Hospital Seminar Hall. The course offered exam guidance training programme for AIIMS, JIPMER, ESIC etc..
The course was inaugurated by Dr A JAYASUDHA, Principal PSG College of Nursing. The objective of the course was to offer guidance to nurses on how to crack the nursing competitive exams. Crash Course covered all the nursing subjects which included high yield M.C.Q points, group discussions and interactive session and also provided with free question bank. The invited speakers for this crash course were from AIIMS & JIPMER Nursing fraternity.
The course was specially designed for nursing interns students, Registered Nurses, Nursing faculties and others who wish to appear for nursing competitive exam. A total of 129 delegates attended the crash course from various states of India.4 faculty and 24 B.Sc Nursing students from PSG College of Nursing attended the session, among them 2 faculty and 9 students were sponsored by the Institution. At the end of crash course the audience gave a positive feedback.
PSG College of Nursing observed World Leprosy Day 2019 on 30.01.2019 based on the theme Ending Discrimination, Stigma and Prejudice in Primary Health Centre, Veerapandi. B.Sc Nursing IV Year students presented a role play and villupattu highlighting on incidence of leprosy, causes ,mode of transmission, clinical features and its management. The programme mainly focused to stop the transmission of leprosy, prevent disabilities and promote social inclusion by ending discrimination. The students motivated the public to join hands in achieving Zero Transmission, Zero Disabilities and Zero Discrimination thereby we will be one vital step closer to a world without leprosy. 23 B.Sc Nursing students of PSG College of Nursing participated in the programme and it was greatly appreciated by the public.
The Cervical Cancer Prevention Week program was conducted in Urban health centre, Peelamedu on 24.1.2019. We have screened 23 woman aged above 25 years. Out of them 2 women were identified with cervical polyp and they are refer to PSG hospitals for further investigations. Distributed a pamphlet on “Early detection and Prevention of Cervical Cancer”. 25 members were benefitted by this programme.
Lamp lighting ceremony was held on 11.01.2019, most of the student’s parents attended the function. Dr.Jayasudha.A, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Shri L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG & Sons’ Charities delivered the presidential address. Dr.R.Tamilmani, Principal, Annai JKK Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing, Komarapalayam was the Chief Guest and Prof. Madelaine Baumann, Head, International Affairs, School of Nursing Sciences, La Source, Switzerland was the Guest of Honor, Dr. Anuradha, Nursing Superintendent, PSG Hospitals administered Nurses pledge to the students, J. Leena, Professor, PSG College of Nursing proposed the Vote of Thanks.
PSG College of Nursing observed International day of persons with disabilities on December 3rd 2018. The theme for this year is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. To mark this day, Mental Health Nursing Department and Youth Red Cross recognized Differently abled persons of PSG Hospitals. Mr.Kannapanayanar Personnel officer, Mr.S.Ramachandran, Asst. General Manager and Dr. A. Jayasudha, Principal, College of Nursing graced the occasion with their presence. Events like quiz, Treasure hunt was conducted. Memento and refreshments was been given.
Department of Child Health Nursing Organized a State level Workshop on “Facility Based Newborn Care & Quality Improvement” from 19.11.2018 to 21.11.2018 in view of the newborn week celebration and commemoration of Silver Jubilee year. The event was sponsored by IANN (Indian Association of Neonatal Nurses). Thirty delegates from NIMHANS, Bangaluru, Salem, Madurai & Coimbatore attended. Pre and Post tests were conducted on the first and last day of the workshop respectively.
Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing observed World Stroke Day with the theme of ‘UP AGAIN AFTER STROKE’ on 27.11.2018 at Neuro OPD, PSG Hospital under the guidance of Dr. R. Balakrishnan, HOD of Neurology, PSG hospital. Dr.R. Balakrishnan introduced the theme of the day followed by health education given by our Second year M.SC nursing students regarding stroke and its management and also leaflets were distributed to the patients about prevention of stroke.
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing observed the “World COPD day” on 19th November, 2018 in the male speciality ward. II B.Sc Nursing students gave health education to the patient and care givers on causes of COPD, signs and symptoms of COPD & home care management. Totally 45 of them benefited.
In view of observing “World diabetes day”, Fundamentals of Nursing Department conducted drama to educate the public on “Foot Care Management” on 14th November, 2018 in Endocrinology OPD. Nearly 60 patients actively participated and benefited in this programme.
The Child Health Nursing Department celebrated “Children’s Day” on 14.11.18 at play room pediatric medical ward at 2pm. Games were organized and students educated the importance of hand washing through dance and all the children were given gifts.
The Child Health Nursing department observed “World Pneumonia Day” at the Vaccination room on 12.11.18, PSG Hospitals by educating the public on causes, risk factors, treatment and prevention through distribution of pamphlets.
PSG College of Nursing organized an “INTRAMURAL SPORTS MEET 2018-2019”on Friday 9th of November 2018 at the ground of PSG IMS&R.
Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presided over the function.Mrs. Sofiya Princess Hema, Sports Co-ordinator welcomed the gathering. Shri.K. Balamurugan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Prohibition and Enforcement Wing hoisted the National Flag and Principal hoisted the College Flag followed by March Past.
Group events, track and field events were conducted for the students. The individual championship for male was bagged by Mr. Rajapathi of II Year B.Sc. Nursing and female was bagged by Ms. Brindha of III Year B.Sc. Nursing. The overall trophy was bagged by the house “Black Eagles”. Prizes were distributed for the winners by the Chief Guest, Principal, Mr. Palanisamy, Physical Director, Mr. Ramachandran, Assistant General Manager and Professors Tamilselvi, Leena Francis and Nirmala. Annual report was read by Mr. Paramasivan, Student Sports Secretary. Mrs. Benita Crystal J, Sports Co-coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.
The 20th South Zone Intercollegiate Nursing Quiz Competition “ZENITH 2018” was held on Friday, 29th November 2018 between 2pm to 4pm. at PSG IMSR Auditorium. Thirty seven teams (21 colleges) have registered from Kerala, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu.
The Programme Co-ordinators are Prof.M.Nirmala and Dr.A.Tamilselvi, PSG College of Nursing. Dr. A. Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing inaugurated the quiz programme and welcomed the gathering. Dr. Elizabeth Jean Abraham was the Chief Guest and Dr.T.Saravanan, Professor, Department of Medicine, PSG IMSR presided over the function. Dr. Muruganandam, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, PSG Hospitals and Prof.Dr.P.Viji, KMCH College of Nursing were panel of Jury.
Preliminary was conducted in the morning between 10.30 – 11.30am and five teams were selected for the final. Between 2.00 – 4.00 pm the quiz was conducted the winning teams were, College of Nursing, CMC Vellore banged the trophy (First Prize) and Second Prize, College of Nursing, SRIPMS, Coimbatore won the Third Prize.
World Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Trauma day was observed at Fun Republic Mall on 26th October by PSG College of Nursing . One in three women and one in five women throughout the world experience an osteoporotic fracture. 15 % of the world population are affected by arthritis. One person dies in every 30 hours at Coimbatore roads and three more are reported to be injured in road accidents.
To high light the importance of all these days the program was organized. Dr. Dinakar Rai, Professor and Head of Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Mr. Arvind, Manager of Fun Republic Mall unveiled the event and inaugurated.
Posters were displayed on awareness on osteoporosis and arthritis. Flash mob was done to create awareness on trauma by our B.Sc nursing students.
National Seminar on“Trendy Teens –Tricks to Tackle (ASPIRE, ADVOCATE, ACHIEVE)” was held on 12.10.2018 organized by community health Nursing Department, PSG CON, Coimbatore.
Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG CON introduced the theme of the seminar. There were 8 sessions. The experts filled us with enormous knowledge on Current trends and issues in Adolescent health, Gender Disparity and its Impact, Adolescent Nutrition, Teen Risk and Resilience, Teen mental wellness, Adolescent reproductive and sexual health, Life skills and Building and Sustaining Stakeholders Support in Adolescent Health.
The delegates have presented posters related to the theme of the seminar. Valediction was scheduled at 4:31pm Dr.Kezevino Aram, Director, Shanti Ashram was invited as the chief guest and Dr. Sudha Ramalingam, Registrar-Research, PSG IMS&R also joined us and delivered the presidential address.Best poster certificate was issued to Dr. Mallika, Professor, PIMS, Pondicherry. Certificates were also issued to all the delegates in the valediction. Around 560 delegates (442 students and 118 Nurses and Faculty) attended the session and were benefitted. The overall feedback of the session was good.
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing observed world obesity day on 11.10.18. Flameless food competition was conducted for students of PSG College of Nursing, Pharmacy and physiotherapy in front of the hospital, near entrance. Dr.Sujaya Menon inaugurated the stall and released the pamphlet on awareness on obesity. Posters were displayed on the theme “End Weight Stigma”
Around 46 teams (92 students) participated in the competition. Deputy Nursing Superintendent Mrs.Kalaiselvi and dietitian Mrs.Manimegalai were the evaluators, winners and runners were awarded with prizes and certificates. BMI and B.P was monitored for the general public. Around 102 people benefited.
The World Mental Health day on October 10th an information Booklet on “Common Mental disorders and its management” was released by Dr. Raguthaman Prof & HOD of Psychiatry Department, PSG Hospitals which was given to the care takers of psychiatric ward. Organized poster presentation on the topic “Impact of social media on mental health” at the entrance of the Hospital. Dr.Anand, Mr. Baskaran M. and Mrs. Benita Crystal J. and five of our students gave an interview on air at PSG FM community radio on the importance of observing Mental health day.
The Department of Medical Surgical Nursing observed the International day of Elderly on 4th October 2018 along with Shanthi Ashram. About 70 people aged between 61 to 89 years from 12 villages in and around Kovaipudur benefitted through this programme. The day started with health assessment from various specialties of PSG Hospitals. By then, support group meeting was held and followed by one to one counseling sessions. Here, faculty and students PSG College of Nursing identified the problems and needs of elderly and provided counseling to each individual. The common problems of elderly were Cataract, hearing impairment, asthma, Tuberculosis, generalized pain, weakness, urinary incontinence, anemia, gastritis, osteoarthritis, Diabetes and Hypertension. The most surprising issue found in general was their loneliness and they earn for their own bread and butter.
Department of Child Health Nursing of PSG College of Nursing observed World Cerebral Palsy Day on 1/10/2018 at Pediatric OPD, PSG Hospitals. Various posters were displayed to create awareness on causes, signs and symptoms, and rehabilitation of children with Cerebral Palsy along with signature campaign to support the awareness. Around 250 people were benefitted.
Surgical Strike Day was observed on 29th September, 2018 at PSG IMSR Auditorium to encourage, inspire younger generation and educate them about the great work of our National Heros (the defence service people). B.Sc. (N) II, III & IV year students participated in the poster competition on the theme of “Role of Indian Defence Services in our Nation Building”.
The Department of Mental Health Nursing conducted group discussion on the “Management of Alzheimer Disease” to the care takers at Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity on 21.09.2018.
It was observed on 10.09.2018, as part of Silver Jubilee Celebration, group discussion was aired at PSG FM Radio. A role play was staged and leaflets were distributed on suicidal prevention and its management at Vedapatti PHC Center.
PSG College of Nursing observed “World Breast Feeding Week” (WBW) from August 1st – 7 th 2018 on the theme “Breastfeeding- Foundation of Life ” at PSG Hospitals, Gandhi Maanagar, Peelamedu, PSG College of Arts and Science and Vedapatti Health Centre.
On 1st August ,2018 PSG College of Nursing screened 50 women above the age of 40 years for breast cancer and emphasized early detection by Breast self examination. A Health education on manifold aspects of Breastfeeding was imparted door to door and also to those visited the screening camp at Balwadi ,Gandhi Maa nagar, Peelamedu.
The second day (02.08.2018 ) started with a bang by inaugurating a Poster exhibit at PSG Hospitals by Dr.Kanchana , Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The public was stuffed with Information pertaining to the theme, Importance of breast feeding, Advantages of breastfeeding, Various positions of breastfeeding, Foods to improve breast milk secretion, breast care and management of breast problems. Pamphlets possessing a pile of information regarding breastfeeding and its importance were distributed to those who visited the exhibit. The crowd cherished the health message they received and expressed their desire to conduct many such eye opening programmes in future.
The expert speakers who has extensive experience in the field of midwifery were invited from various national and international universities to share their enormous amount of knowledge on Golden moments of Breast feeding , Breast feeding problems and its management , Facts & Folk tale of breast feeding, The Hidden feelings of motherhood- A call to action, Pharmaco vigilance in Lactation, Human milk bank-The balanced balance .A Panel discussion on “Heart to heart dialogue”- comprising panellists from variety of sectors such as differently abled (Blind) women, mother of twin baby, working moms at Hospital and IT sectors explored their challenges in breast feeding.
On 4th August, a health talk on maternity benefit schemes was rendered by Mrs.Padmavathi,MCH Officer enriching 60 Patients and nursing staff on varied government offered maternity schemes. Furthermore, they were benefitted by a film show on “Importance of breatfeeding” telecasted by Mr.Murali & team , Asst.Field Publicity officer, Field outreach bureau. In collaboration with Inner Wheel Club, Coimbatore a ceremonious event Valakaapu was conducted for pregnant mothers & gifts were distributed for delivered mothers . Mothers were blissfully happy and overwhelmed with bundles of joy.
On 5th August, Echoes of Importance of breastfeeding got transmitted every nook and corner through our Radio frequency “ PSG FM 107.8”. The public adored the aroma of “Breast milk- Liquid Gold” radiated by air.
A guest lecture was conducted at PSG college of Arts and Science on 06.08.18 between 2.00 – 3.00 pm. Mrs.P.Kaveri, Assistant Professor, PSG College of Nursing discussed the multidutinal aspects of breast feeding. Around 300 students and 20 faculty of PSG Arts and Science College have actively participated in the session.
On 7th August, 2018 PSG College of Nursing screened 20 women above the age of 30 years for breast cancer and emphasized early detection by Breast self examination. A Health education on manifold aspects of Breastfeeding was imparted through posters. A Yoga session was headed by Dr Harini for 25 pregnant women on safe exercising and also techniques to manage the normal labour.
The College of Nursing has successfully entered in to 25th year and has planned variety of events for the whole year from August 2018 – July 2019.
The Inauguration of Silver Jubilee year was commenced on 3rd August, 2018, Shri L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee presided over and Dr. Selva Titus was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Followed by inauguration, a Seminar was conducted on “Love in Every Drop-Mom’s Secret (Live, Love, Lead)” at PSG IMS & R Auditorium by inviting eminent speakers from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and India. Around 200 delegates attended the Seminar which aspired to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
The Alumni Association conducted an International Seminar on “Challenges and Opportunities in Nursing” on 30th July 2018 from 9am – 12 noon in PSG IMS&R Auditorium. The alumni of 1995 batch, Mr.Mahesh Pillai, Nurse Entrepreneur, State of Texas, Mrs.Padma, Family Nurse Practioner, Santa Maria California and Ms.Roselin Myvizhi, Professor in Shanmugam College of Nursing, Salem were called as the resource persons. They shared their experience and challenges which they faced in the Nursing Profession. They motivated the students with their inspirational speech. All the Faculty and students of PSG College of Nursing and alumni from PSG Hospitals attended the seminar. Students clarified their doubts in the question session and were benefited.
Mental Health Nursing Department and SNA Unit of PSG College of Nursing joined hands to observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26th 2018. To mark this day, III BSc (N) 6 students and I BSc (N) 2 students have made a group discussion on air at PSG FM Radio, which was broadcasted at 9 am and followed by 8 pm on the same day. Students also gave Health Education regarding the Effects of Alcohol on Health Management to overcome it in the Psychiatric OPD. The leaflets were distributed to all patients and their family members in IP & OP unit of Psychiatric Department, PSG Hospitals.
International Yoga Day was observed on 22nd June, 2018 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. The NSS Unit, YRC unit and SNA Unit organized the session on yoga. Ms Vennila.S of IV BSc Nursing student welcomed the gathering. Pincipal Dr A Jayasudha presided over the programme. Dr Vibash.K, Assisstant Professor, Department of Yoga, JSS Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Coimbatore in his Chief Guest address explained about the yoga of Guru Patanjali and its importance in modern life. He said when there is ” No Yoga, No Peace and hence to Know Yoga, Know Peace “, all need to explore yoga, gain benefits to be a good human kind on this earth.
He appreciated the nursing students for learning yoga and for their performance on the stage. The nursing students who are doing a course on “Yoga for Youth Empowerment” performed simplified kundalini yoga exercises of few types. They also showed various yogasana postures in standing, sitting and lying postures.
Mrs Devilakshmi, Programme Officer, Peelamedu Manavalakkalai Mandram, Professor at Kumaraguru College of Technology explained about the effects and importance of yoasanas which were performed on stage. She gave a practice session on pranayama for the faculty members and students with additional tips for day-to-day activities. Feedback was given by Ms Sabitha, III BSc (N) student. Mr Surya Prakash.A of IV BSc Nursing student proposed vote of thanks.
The BSc(N) students 26 Nos. (IV year – 2 Nos., III year – 15 Nos., II year – 6 Nos. and I year 3 – Nos.) are doing a one year course on “Yoga for Youth Empowerment” under Vethathiri Maharishi Institute for Spiritual and Institutional Education organized by the Peelamedu Manavalakkalai Mandram Arakkattalai, Coimbatore. Students attended 60 hours of Theory & Practical hours for Yoga. They had completed their examinations in May 2018.
Obstetric and Gynaecologic Nursing Department of PSG College of Nursing observed International Midwives Day on May 5th 2018 at PSG IMS & R Auditorium by organizing workshop on ‘Proficiency – Quintessence of Midwifery’ and awarding Best Midwives. Dr. A. Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Shri. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions, Coimbatore gave the Presidential Address. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Thiru. S.P. Velumani, Hon’ble Minister of Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation/Special Programme (Govt. of TamilNadu). Thiru.V.C. Arukutty, AIADMK, MLA Coimbatore, Dr. Vijay Karthikeyan, IAS, Commisioner, Coimbatore Municipal Corporation and Thiru K.Santhosh Kumar, City Health Officer and other Government officials attended the function,
The Chief Guest awarded the best 12 Midwives working in Corporation Maternity Centres, Primary Health Centres, ESI Hospital, GKNM & PSG Hospitals. During his address, recalled the administrative efficiency of the Late. Dr. A Jayalalitha, her thoughts and plans are in the phase of implementation by our present Hon’ble Chief Minister Edapadi Palanisamy. He appreciated the PSG College of Nursing for observing the International Midwives Day which signifies the vital role of midwives towards the maternal and child care. He expressed his happiness in attending such a programme. Also said that PSG Hospitals provide cost effective quality health care to the public.
The keynote for the workshop was addressed by Dr. A. Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing and revealed the theme of the workshop. Dr. Muthulakshmi Principal, PPG College of Nursing presented about Evidenced Based Practice-Pearls of Midwifery. During the morning session of the workshop, topics covered by Professors, Tutors, Chief Nursing Officers from various Colleges and Hospitals were Abdominal Examination, Episiotomy suturing, Conduction of Normal Delivery, Shoulder Dystocia, Essentials of New Born Care, Newborn Resuscitation, IUCD Insertion, Management of PPH. During afternoon session the delegates were given hands on training in simulation lab. About 50 delegates registered for the workshop. Prof. Sree renjini.B, Organizing Secretary proposed vote of thanks.
PSG College of Nursing has celebrated its 20th Graduation Ceremony on 4th May, 2018 at 4.31p.m in PSG IMS & R Auditorium. Seventy B.Sc Nursing 2013 batch students and 3 M.Sc Nursing 2015 batch students received their degrees. Dr.G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal welcomed the gathering. Shri.L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee of PSG Institutions presided over the function and Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave charge to graduates.
Dr.M.Prakasamma, Director, Academy for Nursing Studies and Women’s Empowerment Research Studies (ANSWERS), Hyderabad awarded the graduates. She addressed being Nurse is unique and stressed on 3 C’s in Nursing i.e. Caring, Co-ordination and Custodianship for the graduates to inculcate in nursing profession. During this enviable occasion, Ms. Ammu .R received the Best Out Going Student Award. The graduates and post graduates were awarded with special awards of Best Academic, Best Clinical Nurse and Best Researcher. Graduates who have excelled in extracurricular was also awarded for Best NSS Volunteer, Best Sports Men & Women and Best SNA Award. Following the awards, Ms, Shefrin.S & Mrs. Santhosh Priya gave the response on behalf of their batches.
During the Graduation Ceremony College Magazine Reminisce ’18 was also released by the Chief Guest. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude by Mrs. Glory.H, Programme Co-ordinator of the Graduation Ceremony. The photo session was arranged in front of the auditorium after the recession. Students of PSG College of Nursing had entertained the audience with variety of cultural programmes followed by Dinner.
The 20th Alumni Reunion was conducted on 04.05.2018 at Seminar Hall, PSG College of Nursing. Nearly 100 Alumni members participated in the reunion. The Chief Guest was. Dr.M.Prakasamma, Director, Academy for Nursing Studies and Women’s Empowerment Research Studies (ANSWERS), Hyderabad and Prof.Uma Devi T, College of Nursing, SRIPMS, Coimbatore an Alumni, B.Sc (N) 1994 Batch was the Guest of Honor.
PSG College of Nursing conducted “Workshop on OSCE/OSPE for Nursing faculty” on 08.05.2018 at Seminar Hall, College of Nursing. Eighty eight faculty from ten Nursing Colleges from Coimbatore had participated in the workshop. Dr.Malarvizhi .G, Vice Principal welcomed the gathering, Chief Guest of the day Dr.Rajkumar, Medical Director, PSG Hospitals, presided over the function and Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal presented on OSCE/OSPE to all the delegates.
The delegates were grouped according to their speciality and sent to various departments for practicing the OSCE/OSPE stations in the morning as well as afternoon sessions. Various manned and unmanned stations were planned as per the speciality and delegates participated actively in all the skill stations. In the evening, the feedback was collected from the delegates from various departments and concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Prof.Nirmala.M, Programme Coordinator, HOD, Fundamentals of Nursing Department. Finally reports of the workshop was sent to The Taminadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai.
B.Sc Nursing IV Year students had organised a Nutrition Exhibition on Iron Rich Diet for antenatal mothers on 24.04.2018 at Primary Health Centre, Dhaliyur. Nearly 60 antenatal mothers were benefitted out this programme.
The department of Child Health Nursing observed world immunization week on 30.04.18 from 10am to 4pm based on the theme “ Protected together vaccines work ”Awareness was created by health talk by the students by means of flip charts, chart and pamphlets were distributed regarding immunization, its uses, immunization schedule and AEFI (Adverse events following immunization) .Around 75 people got benefitted.
Obstetric and Gynaecologic Nursing Department of PSG College of Nursing observed ‘National Safe Motherhood Day’ on 11th April 2018. The theme of 2018 NSMD is “Respectful Maternity Care”. The awareness programme was conducted on reproductive health, importance of Institutional delivery, better antenatal and postnatal health care, benefits of family planning and post abortion care through poster exhibition in OPD of PSG Hospitals. Around 150-200 mothers and family members were benefitted. Also conducted panel discussion and guest lectures on Safe Motherhood for students in PSG College of Nursing.
The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University conducted a workshop for the faculty regarding OSCE/OSPE to implement in the UG/PG Nursing courses on 18.04.2018 in the Senate Hall of the University. Dr.Jayasudha, Principal along with five senior faculty attended the workshop.
The Annual Sports Meet 2018 was held on 20.04.2018 Friday between 8.30 am and 11 am. The final year B.Sc Nursing Students Janazin 2k14 was the organizing batch. The sports meet was named as ‘Energia -2018”– A legacy of Champions. Various events for the students and faculty were conducted from 12.03.2018 onwards.
Mrs.Sofiya Princess Hema, Sports Co-ordinator welcomed the gathering. The sports meet started with March Past by all the batches and torch relay was carried out by the athletes. The Chief Guest Shri.Prem.M.J Asst. Commandant, Coimbatore Airport hoisted the National Flag & declared the sports meet open. The Guest of Honor Prof.Dr.D. Charmini JebaPriya, Principal, Texcity College of Nursing, Coimbatore addressed the gathering and distributed the prizes. Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing hoisted the College Flag and Presided over the function.
The individual championship was won by Ms.Brindha.T, B.Sc Nursing 2016 batch and Mr.Krishnan.G B.Sc Nursing 2015 batch. The overall trophy was won by B.Sc Nursing 2015 batch ( TROZEANS)
The National Conference on Nursing Research – Basics and Beyond (Explore, Experience, Expedite) was organized on 26th & 27th April 2018. The speakers were invited from National Institute of Nursing Education, Chandigarh, Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Around 300 delegates attended the conference.
The first day of the conference was started with Tamil Thaai Vazthu. There were 7 sessions. The experts filled us with enormous knowledge on basics of Nursing Research, Research Designs, Research proposals, Critique, Plagiarism, Royalty, and Ethics in Research and so on.The delegates have done scientific and poster presentations, 11 Papers and 5 Posters have been evaluated.The best paper and poster presentation was awarded.
The second day of the conference had 6 sessions. The speakers gave thorough information on identifying priority areas of health care Research and funding agencies, Review of journals, Biostatistics and Sampling techniques.
The two days of scientific sessions closed by valediction. Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal welcomed the gathering. Dr.Nandagopal R, Director, PSG Institute of Management was the Chief Guest. In his address he emphasized the need of nursing research and implications of research findings in practice to promote health care of people through evidence based practice. Dr.Tarun Bhatnagar, Scientist E, National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis was the Guest of Honour. Mr.M.Baskaran, Associate Professor has delivered the conference report and Mrs.Benita Crystal J, Assistant Professor proposed vote of thanks.
Observed World Bipolar Day on 30th March 2018 by Mental Health Nursing Department of PSG College of Nursing. Role play in Thaliyur Primary Health Centre and distributed educational leaflets. Around 150 rural people attended and benefited out of the programme.
Psycho education programme was given to the patients, family members and the public in the psychiatric OPD. Educational leaflets on management of bipolar disorder were distributed to the public in the psychiatric OPD, PSG Hospitals and able to reach around 80 people. Green ribbon was distributed to all the faculty members of PSG College of Nursing. The logo in green ribbon was put up in the student notice board to bring awareness among our students also.
Youth Red Cross Unit of PSG College of Nursing observed World Water Day – 2018 on the theme ‘Nature for Water’ on 22nd March 2018. Students wrote English slogans, had an art on the theme and displaced in front of College.
PSG & Sons’ Charities celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2018 at 4 p.m. in PSG Tech Campus. Prof.Meera S and Mrs.Divya R, received Best Women Achiever Award for teaching and non-teaching staff respectively.
Youth Red Cross Unit of PSG College of Nursing observed International Women’s Day in PSG Urban Health Center on 8th March on the theme ‘press for progress’. On this day, Medical Officer Thenmozhi addressed the students about women empowerment followed by health screening done to all the women.
NSS Volunteers of PSG College of Nursing (27 students) did complete health assessment for the adolescent students in Anaikatty School. Hemoglobin estimation was done for adolescent girls. Majority of the adolescent girls were found to be anemic. As to combat anemia in tribal population the NSS Volunteers actively involved in creating awareness programme through role play, villupattu and puppet show on ANEMIA among tribal adolescent students. Health education was given through posters on aspects like environmental hygiene, worm infestation and dental hygiene. Health assessment and mass awareness was done in collaboration with RBSK Team,PHC Thudiyalur.
Students from SNA participated in Women’s day celebration organized by CIMA on 4th March, 2018 at CIMA auditorium, Coimbatore. 8 students from I year & III year B.Sc Nursing participated in Inter-nursing Collegiate Dance Competition.
The NSS Unit of PSG College of Nursing sent 99 NSS volunteers to participate in Road Safety Awareness programme organized by Police Department (Traffic) ,Coimbatore. The programme was organized with the motto ‘HELMET ON LIFE ON’. It included activities like importance of road safety, demonstration of safe riding of two wheeler, correct posture of riding two wheeler, importance of helmet and sign boards .Quiz was conducted on road safety rules. Mr.Sujit Kumar, IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police gave a talk on importance of road safety.
I B.Sc Nursing, 2017 batch students had their 24th Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 23rd December 2017 at PSGIMSR Auditorium. Dr.Latha Venkatesan, Principal, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai was the Chief Guest and Dr Paavai, HOD of Paediatric Surgery, PSG Hospitals presided over the function. During the ceremony, Chief Guest Dr.Latha Venkatesan, Dr.Jayasudha.A Principal, Prof Nirmala.M, HOD, Fundamental of Nursing Department and Dr .Anuradha M.D, Nursing Supdt, passed on the lights to the novice students. Dr.Latha Venkatesan in her address highlighted the uniqueness of Nursing profession and need to develop the attitude and the commitment in caring the humanity as a whole in providing nursing service. Stressed the importance of skill development and adequate training which is the foundation in nursing. At the end, she wished and congratulated all novice nightingales for choosing nursing as their career and opting PSG College of Nursing as its one of the best Nursing College in India. Dr.Anuradha.M.D delivered the Nurses pledge which was recited by the Nursing students. Prof.Nirmala.M, the Programme co-ordinator and HOD, Dept of Fundamentals of Nursing proposed the vote of thanks.
The Intercollegiate Nursing Quiz ‘ZENITH 2017’ was conducted on 6.12.2017. Thirty three teams from 19 Nursing Colleges in and around Tamil Nadu have participated in the preliminary examination and best five teams were qualified for the finals. The participants went through various rounds of questions from Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing, Community Health Nursing and General Knowledge. The Quiz mistresses were Prof.Sree renjini B, HOD of OBG Nursing Department, Mrs,K.Jeyanthi Shanmugam, Associate Professor of Community Health Nursing Department and Prof.Meera S, HOD of Mental Health Nursing Department.
Dr.Esther John, Principal of Ganga College of Nursing and Prof. Girijakumari, Vice Principal of Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing were the Panel of Jury. Students from College of Nursing, CMC Vellore won the 1st prize. As they are the winners of Zenith for three consecutive years 2015, 2016 and 2017, the rolling trophy was given to College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore permanently.
Dr.Jayasudha A, Principal, PSG College of Nursing , Dr. Esther John, Chief Guest for the day and Dr.Seetha Panicker, HOD of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Department of PSG Hospitals handed over the trophy to winners.
A National Conference was organized on “Let Technology Unlock the Future Nursing Education(Ed-tech in Nursing) on 22nd December, 2017. The eminent speakers were invited from Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The details are as follows:
|S.No.||Name of the resource person||Topic|
|1||Dr.T.Balasubramanian, Registrar, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University Chennai||Workshop on e-learning & e-publishing|
|2||Dr.Roy K George, Principal, Baby Memorial College of Nursing, Kozhikode||Spaced Learning and Mentorship in Nursing|
|3||Dr. B.V.Kathyayini, Principal College of Nursing, NIMHANS||Digital Based Learning and Robotics in Nursing|
|4||Dr.N.Vivek, Associate Professor, PSG Institute of Management||Multimodal Learning|
|5||Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing||Traditional Vs Modern Methods of Teaching|
Three thirty eight delegates from in and around Tamilnadu attended the Conference. Financial assistance was sought from ICMR, New Delhi, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai and Elsevier Publications.
On the same evening, during the valediction Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Ramalingam, Dean, PSG IMS&R presided over the function. He emphasized on updating technology in the career leaves a remarkable change. Dr.T.Balasubramanian, Registrar, The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai was a chief guest. He emphasized to explore the potentials in improving students’ educational outcomes through the new technology available today. Followed by that Prof.Leena J, HOD, Nursing Education and Management and Organizing Secretary gave the report of the conference. TNNMC Observer Mrs.Magarani.S, Associate Professor, Sree Abirami College of Nursing, Coimbatore had given her feedback applauding the planning and conduction of the conference. She appreciated the theme. One of the delegates during the feedback stated that the sessions were overwhelming. Mrs.Maheswari.T, Asst.Professor, Joint Secretary of the Conference gave vote of thanks. The day came to an end with the National Anthem.
The 19th Graduation Ceremony was held for 2014 batch of M..Sc Nursing students and 2012 batch of B.Sc(N) students on 17th November 2017 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dr.G.Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal welcomed the gathering. Dr.Ani Grace Kalaimathi, Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai had been the Chief Guest of the day. She emphasized that nurses are the ambassadors of the health care industry. Hence, every nurse should be able to update their knowledge and skill in their respective specialities. She also mentioned that young nurses are well informed that they are indispensable in spite of all technology and mushrooming technician courses creeping in. She reinforced that caring of patients as individuals is a need of the hour, not as customers of health care industry. Dr.A.Jayasudha, Principal, gave charge to the graduates. Prof.Dr.P.Radhakrishnan, Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies presided over the function.
Out of 85 graduates, 80 of them and 3 post graduates received their convocation certificates. The class toppers of UG and PG were awarded with medals. Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic and best clinical nurse award was presented to Mr.Prabu G and Ms.Krishnapriya P bagged the best out going student award with the Gold medal. The best SNA award was received by Mr.Prabu G and the best NSS award was received by Ms.Deepa R.L., and Ms.Banupriya S received for best Sports Woman and YRC Award.Among the post graduate students, best academic and best clinical award was given to Mrs.Priya Selvi B and best research award was given to Mrs.Prameela A of 2014.
Following the awards, Mr.Prabu G, 2012 batch of B.Sc Nursing and Mrs.Priya Selvi, 2014 batch of M.Sc Nursing gave the response on behalf of their batch. Prof.Leena J, HOD, Nursing Education & Management Department and the Programme Coordinator of the graduation ceremony proposed vote of thanks.
PSG Traffic Forum was inaugurated on 10.10.2017 by the Deputy Commissioner of Police-Traffic Coimbatore City. NSS Volunteers of all PSG Institutions are formed to control busy traffic and to minimize accidents in Coimbatore. Twenty five NSS Volunteers from PSG College of Nursing participated and became members of above forum. The Forum is created with the theme “Road Safety Life Safety”.
The I year B.Sc Nursing, 2017 batch had their Induction Programme along with I year Pharmacy and Physiotherapy students on 9th October 2017 at PSG IMS&R auditorium. Shri .L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee presided over the function, Dr. A.Jayasudha, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering and Dr.Ramanathan M, Principal, PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the freshers and Prof.Mahesh R, Principal, PSG College of Physiotherapy proposed vote of thanks. In the afternoon, each college separately had their specific orientation programme. The I year B.Sc Nursing students along with their parents had their specific orientation programme about the course in detail, and mentoring at auditorium itself.
World Breastfeeding week-2017 was observed by Dept. of Pediatric Nursing, OBG & Community Health Nursing in collaboration with Department of Nursing Services, PSG Hospitals from August 1st – 7th 2017 based on the theme “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together” at PSG Hospitals, PSG College of Nursing, PSG College of Arts and Science and Vedapatti Health Centre.
The PSG College of Nursing conducted an awareness programme on “Ill effects of drug abuse and addiction” on 29.04.2017 at 9 am. The guest speaker of the day was Dr. Venkadesh Babu, IRS, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner, Central Bureau of Narcotics, Chennai. The Principal i/c, Dr. G. Malarvizhi delivered welcome address and Dr. Venkadesh Babu, IRS, Assistant Narcotics Commissioner proceed with the session. He discussed about the clarification of various drugs like opiods, stimulants, depressants etc and its side effects. The session went on in an interactive way. He gave of practical examples and discussed about research findings and made the effects of drug abuse more objective by showing video clippings. Both UG and PG students had participated and benefited out of this session. Everybody felt that session is very informative. They also gained knowledge about how it looks and in what are the ways it’s been abused.
Workshop on ‘Facility Based Newborn care’ was organized by faculty from pediatric Nursing Department, along with PSG hospital staff on 03.04.17. Participants were around 24 members from staff nurses, PG students and faculty form OG Dept. College of Nursing. The morning sessions were Standardized Treatment Protocol on various newborn conditions. Afternoon there were demonstrations on different advanced neonatal procedures and OSCE was conducted for the participants. The participants expressed their feedback that the workshop was useful for them. The certificates were distributed to them during valediction.
The 23rd lamp lighting ceremony for the first year B.Sc Nursing students of PSG College of Nursing was held on 20th December 2016 at PSG IMS&R auditorium. The lamp lighting ceremony is a tribute to Florence Nightingale-“The Lady With The Lamp” and it is an auspicious occasion in every Nurses’s life. This ceremony initiate the students into the noble profession of nursing, where the student nurses are adorned in their uniforms for the first time after which the students will study and practice in actual medical care surroundings.
The ceremony commenced with the invocation. Dr. Malarvizhi.G, Principal i/c PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering and she motivated the students by stressing an importance of lighting the lamp by stating that the bright flame today has come to symbolize knowledge, enlightenment, experience and hope. The august dignitaries on the Dias lighted the kuthuvilakku. Prof. Dr.(Mrs.) S. Ani Grace Kalaimathi (FAC), Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses & Midwives Council, Chennai was the Chief Guest. During the ceremony the chief guest Prof.Dr.(Mrs.) S.Ani Grace Kalaimathi and Dr. G. Malarvizhi passed over the lights to the novice student nurses which signifies the ray of hope and love. All 94 students entered into the profession by taking the Nurse’s pledge given by the International Council of Nurses which was delivered by Dr. A. Tamilselvi, HOD, Medical and Surgical Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing. They pledged to serve the ill, wherever and whenever needed and to treat the patients with love, respect and dignity. The students also sang a song with a theme of compassionate care and touch.
The chief guest congratulated the student nurses for being into the noble profession, also added in her valuable message that care can occur without cure but cure cannot occur without care. She emphasized the importance of coordination of heart, head and hands in the nursing profession and advised the students to involve themselves whole heartily in the field of nursing by depicting a story with morale.
Prof. Leena. J, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing the Programme Coordinator proposed the Vote of thanks. The lamp lighting ceremony came to an end with the National anthem.
PSG College of Nursing organized ZENITH 2016 – South Zone Intercollegiate Nursing Quiz Competition an event in the Nursing calendar which is awaited by Nursing students in South India. Subjects chosen this year were Child Health Nursing and Mental Health Nursing with a good measure of contribution from General Knowledge. A total of 33 teams from 21 Colleges from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Pondicherry participated in the event. All participating teams underwent preliminary written test and the best five (5) teams were qualified for the final round. The teams that qualified were College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore (2 teams), St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal and Sri Ramakrishna College of Nursing, Coimbatore.
The quiz was conducted in different rounds with questions on Terminologies, Abbreviations, Situational analysis, Visual clips and Drugs in Child health Nursing and Mental health Nursing. A rapid fire round was also included. There were also different rounds on General Knowledge. It was a tough competition. The juries of the programme were Dr. G. Malarvizhi and Prof. Esther Daisy Joel, HOD of Mental Health Nursing, PSG College of Nursing.
This year the first and second prize was won by College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore securing the rolling trophy. Third prize was won by St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore.
In the valedictory session, Dr.K. Neelakandan, Prof. and HOD of Pediatrics, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore was the Chief Guest of the Programme and he addressed that students should achieve professional excellence by enhancing their knowledge, skills and positive attitude and be dedicated to service. Certificates for participation were distributed.
The 18th Graduation Ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 11th November 2016 between 10.30 am and 12 noon. The 2014 batch of M.Sc Nursing students and 2011 batch of B.Sc(N) students received their degrees during graduation. Dr.A.Tamil Selvi, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing Department welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Dr.S.Geethalakshmi M.D, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, awarded the graduates. Dr.G. Malarvizhi, Principal i/c gave charge to the graduates and Dr.S.Ramalingam, Dean, PSG IMSR&H presided over the occasion.
Out of 89, seventy eight under graduates and out of 12, nine postgraduates received their degrees from the Chief Guest. The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG group were awarded with prizes. Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic, best clinical and the best out going student of graduating batch were awarded with the Gold medal to Ms.Vani Devi.D of 2011 batch, B.Sc Nursing. Among the post graduate students, Best academic post graduate and best research award was given to Ms.Lekha. J of 2014 batch M.Sc Nursing. The Venkateshwara award was secured by Ms. Gokila. S of 2014 batch, M.Sc Nursing.
The best SNA award was received by Ms.Vani Devi D and the best NSS award was received by Ms.Jaya Durga M.L. Ms. Sincy Mathew K and Ms. Anitha.R shared the best Sports Women Award.
Following the awards, Ms.Vani Devi D, 2011 batch of B.Sc Nursing gave the response on behalf of her batch. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Prof.Nirmala M, HOD, Fundamentals of Nursing Department and the Programme coordinator of the graduation ceremony.
PSG College of Nursing observed “World Breast Feeding Week” from August 1st – 7th 2016 based on the theme ‘Breastfeeding- A key to sustainable development’. The theme highlights how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. Based on the theme various programmes were conducted.
Poster exhibition was conducted in PSG Hospitals and Thudiyallur PHC for both antenatal and postnatal mothers provided information related to the advantages of breastfeeding and various positions of breastfeeding, breast care and management of breast problems.
A talk on “Breatfeeding to achieve Sustainable Development Goals” was organized in PSG Arts and Science College and discussed various aspects of breastfeeding like benefits , properties , techniques and ill effects of artificial feeding.
Mom and Me contest along with videoshow on Importance of Breatfeeding for the mother and baby was conducted in both Vedapatti Health Centre and Appanaickenpatty.
Health talk on Breast feeding in HIV mothers was organized at Teethipalayam. FM health talk on ‘Breast feeding- A key to sustainable development’ was broadcasted on 107.8 FM.
Film show on breast feeding was organized for both antenatal and postnatal mothers in Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ward, PSG Hospital.
Alumni get-together 2016 was conducted on 9th July 2016 with 69 alumni members from various batches. Nearly 10 alumni from 1997 batch were participated enthusiastically in the alumni get-together.
The alumni get-together was started with business session at 9.30 am. Mrs.Bindu.C.Vasanthi, Vice President, Alumni Association welcomed the gathering. Ms.Keerthana.B, President reported the alumni activities and Mrs. Jenifer Gracy. M Treasurer reported the financial statements. Dr.A.Tamilselvi, Alumni Advisor, Alumni Association encouraged the discussion to empower the alumni association. Mrs. Punithavalli. D suggested having video conferencing of alumni at distance places for the alumni reunion and alumni get-together. Mr. Clement initiated to be in charge to unite alumni members at Ireland. Mrs. Jamuna Rani forwarded for Chennai chapter and Mrs.Kavitha.R R initiated for Pondicherry. Mr. Selvaraj stood up for other districts of TamilNadu. Mrs. Jamuna Rani also suggested that alumni members should be active in alumni facebook page.
The Programme started at Anaikatti by 11am. Mr. Clement Anburaj discussed on good and bad deeds of jobs in Ireland. He also mentioned on processing to Ireland through various agencies. Mrs.Punithavalli presented the scenario in Saudi Arabia and processing for the same. Mrs. Jamuna Rani sequenced the Programme with wonderful discussions. The programme paved path to young charming alumni members to take better decisions focusing on delightful future.
The alumni get-together was an incredible time and inspiring experience only because of elegant 1997 batch alumni members. They were far away from Ireland, United States, Riyadh, Chennai and other parts of world. The alumni members of 1997 batch forwarded to organize an International conference on Courageous Critical Care – Emerging role of Nurses and alumni get-together 2016. In appreciation to their phenomenal job, the alumni association, PSG College of Nursing honored them by bestowing momento to all 1997 batch alumni members. Dr.G.Malarvizhi, Principal In charge appreciated the work of 1997 batch and honored them with momento. She also motivated the alumni to confirm the good work and solicited their active involvement in the future endeavour.
All alumni members were excited and actively took part in team building activities. The event was perfectly fenced by Prof. Meera Saravanan, Mental health Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing. The programme was fantastic with lots of word games, country games, Brick Walking and variety of group activities. Children of alumni members had a different set of entertainment where they enjoyed at most. The alumni members of all batches equally participated and enjoyed thoroughly. They expressed that they were able to do all group activities which helped them knowing each other. They felt that the activities also focused on communication, leadership, group dynamics and motivation.
The alumni get-together was fabulous with lots of hearts missing their college days. We returned back from Anaikatti at 5 p.m
PSG College of Nursing organized an International Conference on “Courageous Critical Care – Emerging Role of Nurses” on 8th July 2016 at PSGIMS&R Auditorium, Coimbatore. Totally 295 delegates (Nursing) attended the conference from various Institutions.
Dr.R.M.P.L.Ramanathan MD.,DM Professor & Director, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, PSG Hospitals was the Chief Guest of the conference. He addressed the gathering and emphasized the important role of nurse in the critical care settings during inaugural session.
Mrs.Punithavalli, Lecturer, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University, KSA discussed on the topic “Integrated Care Pathways for Better Critical Care Nursing” in which she emphasized on critical care nursing protocols used in various institutions. Mr. Clement Anburaj, Clinical Nurse Manager, St.Columcille’s Hospital, Ireland gave a clear overview of Information Technology (IT) in healthcare management and challenges of Critical Nurses. He deliberated the importance of computer in care of critically ill and stressed on advanced modalities like EMR/HMR in communicating patients’ data. He also explored the challenges in Nursing Informatics.
The session on “Hemodynamic monitoring” was dealt by Mrs.Punithavalli. She discussed on Various types of hemodynamic monitoring and importance of Nurse acquiring knowledge and skills in monitoring the patient.Many practical points of view were discussed on the topic. After the lunch break, Mrs. Lovely Mathew, Staff Nurse, King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh gave lecture on “Critical care pharmacology” in which she mentioned the role of nurse in administrating emergency drugs in critical care areas. Ms.Diya Detty Varghese, Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine, Newyork, USA has delivered a lecture on Role of Nurse Practitioner in management of cardiac conditions. She discussed the picture of Nurse Practitioner in United States and practical challenges in dealing cardiac conditions. All the sessions were very informative.
Panel discussion made an impact on the delegates to handle those challenges which they meet in their day to day critical care life. The panelists were Ms. Kavitha R.R, Sister Tutor, JIPMER, Ms.Jamuna Rani, Reader, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai, Ms.Anbarasi.K DNS, Emergency Department, Apollo Main Hospital, Ms. Anbarasi.D, Cardiac Nurse, MOU, St.Columcille’s Hospital, Dublin, Ms. Irin Anitha, Tutor, Apollo College of Nursing. Dr.Tamilselvi.A, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing, PSG College of Nursing, was the moderator of the Panel discussion. The panel went on with many live experiences and adorable discussions.
Feed Back from the Delegates: On overview of the conference 95% of the delegates responded that the scientific sessions were good .Most of the delegates’ appreciated the scientific session on Role of Nurse Practitioner in management of cardiac conditions. Exactly 94% of the delegates responded that the overall arrangements of the conference as excellent
PSG College of Nursing observed World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, 2016 at Reliance Fun Mall, Coimbatore through various programmes. The Departments of Pediatric and Psychiatric Nursing, along with support from the Marketing team of PSG Hospitals co-ordinated the events that marked the day.
The M.SC (N) students of the same departments and III B.Sc (N) students also took their part. The color of the day was blue and all the organizers wore blue in support for Autism. The aim was to sensitize people on the nature and needs of children Autism.
A quiz related to Autism awareness was conducted. Pamphlets about Autism were distributed in Tamil and English. Posters with information on various features of autism were put on display along with video presentation focusing on signs and treatment options of autism. III B.Sc (N) students performed a mime show on life of a family with an autistic child. All people were given an Autism badge.
All events were well-received by the public and were an eye-opener as many among them said that they had never heard of Autism before. All students and faculty involved were given a certificate of appreciation for participation.
PSG College of Nursing in association with Indian Association of Neonatal Nurses (IANN) has organized a National Level 6th Annual Conference on the theme “Neonatal nurses: Champions for survival of Neonates” from 12th-14th February 2016 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. The objective of the conference was to offer neonatal nurses and healthcare providers an opportunity to deliver time-bound core intervention to ensure survival of newborn.
Six parallel workshops namely Neonatal Resuscitation programme, Care of Low Birth Weight Baby, Ventilation- Invasive and Non invasive, Advanced Neonatal Procedures, Care of Congenital Anomalies and Tools for Scientific Writing and Information Retrieval were organized on 12th February at Simulation Lab, PSG Hospitals and PSG College of Nursing.
Dr. Manju Vatsa, Principal, AIIMS, New Delhi , President, Indian Association of Neonatal Nurses was the Organizing Chairperson of the workshop and conference and Dr. G Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing was the Organizing Secretary. The coordinators for the workshops were faculties from PSG College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi and doctors from renowned hospitals. Approximately each workshop registered 25-35 delegates from various private and government institutions and hospitals from various states. The workshops started at 9 am with registration and issue of kit. Pretest was administered followed by sessions and skill training. At the end, they were given scenarios and feedback was given based on their performance. On the whole, the delegates expressed that this workshop was beneficial to them and hand on workshop was very useful to enhance their practical skills.
The conference was inaugurated on 13.02.2016 by Dr.J. Kumutha, Professor and HOD, Neonatology, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Chennai. Conference on 13th February 2016 covered plenary sessions on achieving better outcomes for neonates which included Retinopathy of Prematurity, Managing low birth weight babies and CPAP & surfactant therapy in peripheral setting. There was a session on strategies for making every newborn survive and newer insights in neonatal nutrition which included human milk banking, Kangaroo Mother Care and breast feeding and Feeding promotion techniques of Preterm & Low Birth Weight Babies.
Conference on 14th February 2016 focused on a symposium on quality assurance in neonatal care services, compassionate care of newborn which included Developmental Supportive Care, Neonatal Pharmacology and Ethical Issues in Perinatal & Neonatal Care. There was also a panel discussion on human resources for neonatal survival.
Scientific paper presentation and poster presentation on the theme was also held during the conference.
A total of 300 delegates participated and benefitted in the conference and they were awarded with certificates.
The I year B.Sc Nursing, 2015 batch students had their 22nd Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 18th December. Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the gathering. Prof. Grace Kingston, Principal, Christian College of Nursing, Ambilikkai was the Chief Guest. During the ceremony, the Chief Guest Prof. Grace Kingston and Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing passed on the lights to the students. Nurse’s pledge by the International Council of Nurses was delivered to the students by Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, Prof.Nirmala M, the Programme Co-ordinator and HOD, Dept of Fundamentals of Nursing proposed the vote of thanks.
Seventeenth Graduation Ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was held on Friday, 6th November 2015 around 11 am at PSGIMS&R Auditorium. Seventy one Graduates of 2010 batch and 8 Post Graduates of 2013 batch received their degree. Dr.Malarvizhi G, Vice principal welcomed the gathering. Dr.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal gave charge to the graduates. Dr.S.Ramalingam, Dean, PSGIMSR and Hospitals presided the function. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Dr.Selva Titus Chacko, Dean, College of Nursing, CMCH, Vellore. She encouraged the graduates to venture, search and express their talents and potentials. Ms.Steffy Jose of 2010 batch B.Sc.Nursing students represented their group and expressed gratitude towards management and faculty of PSG College of Nursing. Prof.P.Sathya, HOD, Dept.of Community Health Nursing proposed vote of thanks.
During the occasion, Ms.Narayani.D received the Best Outgoing Student Award among the undergraduates. Ms.Keerthana B secured the Best Clinical, Academic and Researcher award among the post graduates. The outstanding students in academics, clinical, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities were also honoured. The programme came to an end around 12noon.
Induction Programme for 77 students of I year B.Sc Nursing 2015 batch was conducted on 1st October 2015 in the PSG IMS&R Auditorium. Dr. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Shri L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee presided over the function. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal, PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the students and Prof.R.Mahesh, Principal, PSG College of Physiotherapy proposed vote of thanks.
The faculty of Paediatric Nursing and OBG Nursing Department of the PSG College of Nursing, and the Staff Nurses of PSG Hospitals observed the “World Breastfeeding Week” between Aug1-7, 2015 at PSG Hospitals, PSG College of Arts And Science, Krishnammal Arts and Science College for Women and Rural Health Centre, Karadivavi. The events were based on this year’s theme: “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s make it work”.
Aug 1, 2015 – Poster Competition and Presentation The M.Sc Nursing students and the Staff Nurses of the PSG Hospitals prepared posters depicting this year’s theme. Posters were displayed at the entrance of the Hospital. Dr.T.V Chitra, Professor, OBG Department, PSG Hospitals and Dr. Rajesh, Associate Professor, Paediatric Department, PSG Hospitals were the judges. Winners were awarded with gifts of appreciation.
OAug 2, 2015 – FM talk on Women’s Health during pregnancy and lactation Staff Nurses from PSG Hospitals gave a talk on importance of women’s well being during pregnancy and lactation.
Aug 3, 2015 Film show on support to lactating mother- how to express and store breast milk, along with demonstration on expression, storage of breast milk and LATCH technique to postnatal mothers. A film show on support to lactating mother- how to express and store breast milk was organized in postnatal ward, PSG Hospitals. Mrs. Priyaselvi, M.Sc (N) student, demonstrated on expression, storage of breast milk and LATCH technique to the same group. Around 50 antenatal and postnatal mothers attended. Mrs. Geetharani, Nursing Supervisor shared her views with the mothers on need of breastfeeding among working mothers.
Aug 4, 2015 FM talk on women’s health during pregnancy and lactation was broadcasted between 9.00-9.30 am. Nursing faculty from PSG College of Nursing gave a brief talk on women’s health during pregnancy and lactation.
Aug 5, 2015 Brochure Distribution and Discussion on Support To Breast Feeding And “Mom and Me” Contest Brochures with information on “Key Points to Successful Breastfeeding for Working Women” were distributed to the employees at PSG Hospitals and in PSG Institutions. The NSS and YRC unit of PSG College of Nursing, PSG Hospital, PSG Rural Health Centre, Karadivavi and Directorate Of Field Publicity jointly organized events at Kalangal ICDS Centre, Sulur. Dr. Jayavarthana, Associate Professor, Pediatric Department, PSG Hospitals presided over the meeting. Twenty seven mothers participated in the “ Mom And Me ” contest. Appreciation was given t o the best baby and proud mother. There was also a talk on importance of breastfeeding and its techniques with a highlight on this year’s theme. A short film on breast feeding was also shown.
Aug 6, 2015 Motivate Youth To Protect Breastfeeding Rights Of Women In The Work Place Mrs. Bindhu C Vasanthi and Mrs. Pavithra, Asst. Professors, PSG College of Nursing gave a talk on importance of breast feeding to the female students of PSG College of Arts and Sciences and Krishnammal College of Arts and Science for Women. Around 500 students attended the programme in each college. Signature campaign was organized to encourage and sensitize the public to support women who are working and breast feeding. The boards were displayed at PSG Hospital reception area. Public who visited the hospital actively participated in the signature campaign.
Aug 7, 2015 Experience Sharing on Successful Breastfeeding. The last day of the world breast feeding week was observed at OG ward, PSG Hospitals. At 10am Around 50 antenatal and postnatal mothers were gathered. Faculty from PSG College of Nursing and Staff nurses shared their experience about breastfeeding at work place from real life. Mothers found it useful because it was from practical experience.
PSG College of Nursing celebrated its 21st Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 20.12.2014. During this ceremony 87 – I year B.Sc. Nursing students took the Nurses pledge before starting their clinical practice in the Hospital. Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the gathering and motivated the students that this is the beginning of Nursing profession and follow the ethical principles in the professional life. During the ceremony the Chief Guest Prof. Shirley Prakash, and Dr Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing passed on the lights to the students. Nurse’s pledge by the International Council of Nurses was delivered to the students by Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, and PSG College of Nursing and she stressed the students to take oath to commit their life to serve through selfless compassion and quality care.
The Chief Guest of the ceremony Prof Shirley Prakash, Principal, Westfort Academy for Higher Education, Thrissur, Kerala gave a message which signifies the day and motivated the students to follow the golden rules in nursing profession. “Light takes away the darkness; light, the knowledge is passed by the nursing experts to brighten them in their profession and other’s life”. It is the responsibility of the students to enter the society with the light of knowledge. She cherished her PSG memories and stressed to cultivate themselves with the enormous opportunities in the profession. Prof. Beena chacko, the Programme co-ordinator and HOD, Dept of Fundamentals of Nursing proposed the vote of thanks.
PSG College of Nursing celebrated the 16th Graduation Ceremony on 15.11.2014 with the Chief Guest of Dr. G Josephine R Little Flower, Nursing Advisor to Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. 40 under graduates (2009 Batch) and 3 post graduates (2011 Batch) participated in this ceremony.
Morning 11 a.m, procession was started with guests, faculty and graduates. Followed by invocation Chief Guest, Dr. Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS & R, Dr. Elizebeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing lit the kuthuvilaku.
Dr. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gatherings. Dr. Elizebeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing charged the graduates with her inspiring speech and coated the success story for the students. Dr. Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS & R, presided over the function and motivated the graduates for their good carrier.
Chief Guest Dr. G Josephine R Little Flower, Nursing Advisor to Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi oriented the government efforts and activities towards the growth of nursing profession and she highlighted in 12th 5 year planning there was 2,000 crores for the development for nursing profession, and she said that nursing students should give more importance to service and research.
In addition to the above, different subject topper and class toppers also awarded.
The programme ended with vote of thanks by the programme co-ordinator Mrs.M. D. Anuratha, Associate Professor, PSG College of Nursing.
On 15.11.2014, 2 pm there was a Alumni Reunion. Mr. Pragash Angappam, PGDIE was the Chief Guest gave a speech about bonding alumni with Alma matter and Prof. Roseline Myvizhi, HOD, Westfort College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala, motivated the graduates to be an active alumni in PSG College of Nursing Alumni Association. Following that they planted saplings in front of the college.
Induction Programe for I year B.Sc Nursing 2014 batch was held on 6th October 2014 along with PSG College of Physiotherapy & PSG College of Pharmacy. Eighty eight students had reported with parents. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Sri.L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions presided over the function. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the gathering with overview of PSG Institutions of Medical Campus. The programme came to an end with vote of thanks by Prof.Mahesh, Principal PSG College of Physiotherapy. In College of Nursing, Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed them. I year class Co Co-ordinator Mrs.Leena J gave an orientation about College of Nursing. Ms.Selvasathya Asst.Professor warden explained about the rules & regulation of hostel for nursing students.
The 16th Zonal Level Nursing Quiz Competition: Zenith 2014 was conducted on 29th November 2014 in the subjects OBG Nursing, Community Health Nursing and General Knowledge. 32 teams from twenty one colleges in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala participated. Preliminary test was conducted and the first five teams who scored high qualified for the finals. The five teams who were on the stage for the main quiz include students from College of Nursing, CMC Vellore, Gokulam College of Nursing, Salem, Nitte Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore and St.John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore.
Dr.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing declared the results of the preliminary test and inaugurated quiz programme at 2 pm. Among 10 rounds conducted first six rounds were from the subjects of OBG Nursing and Community Health Nursing which includes general round, terminology round, abbreviation round, visual round, situation analysis round & drug round. Three rounds were in general knowledge, it includes Personality, visual and optional round. Last round was the rapid fire round where questions from all three areas were included. Quiz mistresses Prof. S.Baby, Prof.P.Sathya and Prof. Sreerenjini conducted quiz in the subjects of General Knowledge, Community Health Nursing and OBG Nursing respectively. Students from PSG College of Nursing bagged the first prize and won the rolling trophy. Students from St.John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore and College of Nursing, CMC Vellore secured second and third places.
Valedictory session started at 4.30 pm. Dr. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, welcomed the gathering. Prof. P.Sathya, HOD, Dept.of Community Health Nursing and Prof.S.Baby, HOD, OBG Nursing Department presented the report of Zenith: An update from its inception to till date. Chief Guest of the day was Dr.S.Ramanathan, District Epidemiologist, DDHS, Coimbatore. Awards and prizes were distributed for the winners and certificates for all the participants. PSG College of Nursing secured the rolling trophy permanently as they have won Zenith for the two consecutive years. Dr.G.Malarvizhi, Vice Principal & HOD of Child Health Nursing, PSG College of Nursing proposed vote of thanks.
The divisional level National Neonatology Forum Nursing Quiz competition was organised by Paediatric Nursing Department of PSG College of Nursing on 5th September 2014. Neonatal nurses from various institutions participated namely GKNM Hospitals, KMCH Hospitals, PSG Hospitals, Sri Ramakrisna Hospitals, Women Centre and Apollo Hospitals. The participants were segregated into 2 per team, 12 such teams were formed for the preliminary round. After a preliminary test, the best six teams entered into final round. Dr.Malarvizhi.G, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing declared the quiz to be open. Ms.Ajitha.A, & Mrs.Anitha.K, Assistant. Professors were the quiz mistresses. Mrs.S.Rajeswari as Scorer and Mr.M.Baskar as Technical Expert.
The quiz had six rounds with basic round, essential newborn care round, intensive newborn care round, clinical round I & II and visual round. The 1st prize was won by MS.Kalaiselvi.P, Ms.Binita Balan, of KMCH Hospitals, Coimbatore. The second prize was won by Ms.Renuga.R, Ms.R.Thangarathi, Womens Centre, and Coimbatore. Prof.Elizebeth Jean Abraham,Principal welcomed the gathering. The Chief Guest Dr.Jyothilakshmi, Professor, Pediatric Dept & Deputy medical supdt of PSG Hospitals delivered an inspirational speech on importance of the nurses in providing care to the neonates and children. Prizes along with certificates were distributed to the winners and all the participants were acknowledged with participation certificate. Dr.Malarvizhi.G, proposed the vote of thanks. The team who won the first prize represented for the Zonal Level Quiz Competition on 13.09.2014.
The Health care system has begun a decade of transitions to meet the demands and is in need of further transition to fill unnerving gaps still exists in health care setting. Transforming the health care system will in turn require a fundamental rethinking of the roles of many health professionals especially the nurses. Nurse involvement is essential to any significant healthcare improvement initiative as care becomes more complex in current health care setting. Realizing this need, PSG College of Nursing with Alumni Association organised a State Level Seminar on “Transforming Health Care: Best Nursing Practices” on 26.09.14 to enable the nursing fraternity to incorporate the conscientious use of best practices in a caring context which leads to better clinical decisions, improve patient outcomes and to take ownership of their practices and transform health care. The seminar was sponsored by The Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University, TNNMC has credited 6 hours for this seminar.
Inauguration was graced by Dr.Vimal Kumar Govindan, Medical Director, PSG Hospitals as chief guest and he stressed that nurses have a vital role in transforming health care and they should enhance their roles by adopting the best practices to improve the quality of care.
Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham welcomed the gathering and Prof.Tamilselvi A, Organising Secretary of the seminar introduced the theme of the seminar and said Transforming healthcare is the link from what to improve to how to improve by identifying challenging issues in health care delivery. It needs a set of best practices to be utilized to meet the goals. Improving current processes and designing new process is a definite move towards achieving and sustaining reliability in high quality cost effective care. Dr.Malarvizhi G, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing delivered vote of thanks.
There were eminent speakers from various institutions of Tamilnadu, Karnataka as well as Alumni of PSG College of Nursing. Mrs.Jamuna Rani.R, Reader, Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai made the first session on ‘Connecting habits for building trust with patients and highlighted that trust has traditionally been considered a cornerstone of effective Nurse –patient relationships and challenges in Health care system like providing adequate patient choice, managing a mixed economy of provision and more explicit rationing improves interpersonal and institutional trust Prof. Sara Samuel, Principal, RVS College of Nursing spoke on ‘Impact and Outcomes of Moral Distress in Nursing’ and stated that moral distress has been a major problem in a Nurses career and nurses experience causes successive changes in their lives, in the personal dimension, manifested by emotional and physical alterations, as well as in the professional dimension, with repercussions in their own performance at work. She discussed the measures under three dimension which includes educational dimension, communicative dimension , organizational dimension and morally fit nurse with the moral muscle to do what is right in the face of obstacles, barriers, and limited power, and who do so despite great personal and professional risk, are celebrated, respected, and followed.
The third session on ‘Malpractice: Be proactive, Not reactive’ was led by Prof.Esther Daisy Joel, HOD, Mental Health Nursing, PSG College of Nursing and stated that in a true culture of safety, everyone in the organization is committed and driven to keep patients safe from harm. It’s under the umbrella of a patient safety culture that the nurse is a key person for the most successful clinical change. Nurse should conduct root cause analyses for development of corrective action strategies and also employ proactive risk assessments for vulnerabilities that can be corrected and also discussed the measures to keep both the nurse and patient population legally safe.
The symposium on ‘Caring responses to uncaring behaviour’ was chaired by Prof.Babu.R, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing, Bangalore, Mrs,Leena.J, Associate Professor and Mrs.Gandhimathi.R, Associate Professor, PSG College of Nursing. The speakers emphasized the impact of bullying and disruptive behaviours and the measures to overcome.
The afternoon session started with the topic “Creating interprofessional team to address common health care issues’ by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing. She highlighted interprofessional collaborative approach includes communication and decision-making, enabling a synergistic influence of grouped knowledge and skills. Interprofessional team designed to work on common goals to improve patient outcomes. Collaborative interactions exhibit a blending of professional cultures and are achieved though sharing skills and knowledge to improve the quality of patient care.
Dr.Malarvizhi G, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing discussed on “Innovations in workforce planning : Strategies for Diversifying the Healthcare Work force of the Future”. She stated that intervening to create reforms that influence or create the opportunity for innovation and she discussed strategies to ensure a highly qualified nurse workforce includes addressing salary disparities, establish exemplary mentoring programs and reflective practicce and encourage the retired to contribute the profession.
Dr.Esther John, Principal, Ganga College of Nursing spoke on ‘Advancing Evidence Based Practice & Strategies to Overcome the Barriers’. She highlighted various measures to overcome the barriers which hinders the evidence based practice. The session was concluded by Mrs.Prinsiba.M & Mrs.Priyaselvi.B, Nurse Educators by sharing about ‘Best Nursing Practices’ at PSG Hospitals.
Mrs.Thenmozhi.P, Reader, Texcity College of Nursing,Coimbatore has been deputed as Observer by Tamilnadu Nurse & Midwives Council, Chennai who gave feedback on the seminar praised the institution for hosting the seminar in such an impeccable manner and said the sessions were informative and interesting. She also appreciated the institution for selecting theme which is need of the hour. Finally the Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave away the certificates to the participants. Around 157 delegates including nurses, students and faculty of various hospitals and institutions attended the seminar.The seminar came to an end, leaving fond memories in the minds of the guests and delegates and a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment to all members of the faculty, staff and student volunteers who were associated with its preparation and organisation.
Maternity Nursing Department along with Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing department, NSS, YRC and Nursing Service Department of PSG Hospitals planned and conducted various programmes for World Breast Feeding Week – 2014 from August 1st to 7th at PSG Hospitals, PSG College of Arts & Science, Rural Health Centres at Vedapatti and Selackarachal, Karadivavi with the theme of “Breast Feeding – A Winning Goal For Life”. The programmes included poster presentation at Hospital OPDs, elocution for staff nurses, film show on newborn care, discussion on breast feeding, FM talk on exclusive breast feeding, diet exhibition, well baby contest, talk to stimulate young people in both genders in relevance to breast feeding and debate for students.
Nalam – 2014 Medical Exhibition was conducted from 12th to 15th, July 2014 by PSG Hospitals in celebrating the 25 years of service. The following posters were displayed by the College of Nursing in the stall.
|Department||Posters / Models|
|Fundamentals of Nursing Department||Poster on First Aid and first aid – Realia|
|Medical Surgical Nursing||Power point presentation on healthy life style,Flip chart on Breast self examination,Poster on ‘Warning signs of cancer’|
|Child Health Nursing||Poster on prevention of child abuse|
|Maternity Nurisng Department.||Checking of BMI and screening of anaemia and teaching through charts and display of iron rich foods.|
|Community Health Nursing Department.||Model on ideal village and healthy life style posters on vector borne diseases|
|Mental Health Nursing Department.||Poster on prevention of suicide|
PSG College of Nursing organized an International Conference on ‘International Perspectives on Ageing: Evidence to Guide Clinical Practice’ on 6th March 2014 at PSG IMS&R auditorium, Coimbatore. Totally 303 delegates (nursing and non-nursing) attended from various states. The conference was inaugurated at 9.30 a.m. Dr.S. Annie Grace Kalaimathi, Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session of the conference. She addressed the gathering and emphasized the importance of elderly care and the need of the nurses’ role in ageing care. Prof. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing, welcomed the gathering. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, highlighted the aim of organizing the conference and gave the keynote address. Mr. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee presided over the conference and appreciated PSG College of Nursing for organizing such a conference which is need based for elderly care. Dr. Amy E Cotton, Conference Chairperson, University of Maine, USA, introduced the speakers who had come from USA and UK and Prof. Beena Chacko, Organizing Secretary of the conference proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr. Amy E Cotton, MSN, GNP-BC, FNGNA, FAAN, Conference Chairperson, University of Maine, USA discussed on the topic “Physiological Age – Related Changes & The Hospital Experience For Older Adults And Hazards Of Mobility: The Nursing Challenge” which was very useful for everyone to identify the needs and age related problems and highlighted the management of age related problems. Dr. Shirley David, Prof. & HOD – Fundamentals of Nursing, College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore, proceeded the session with a valuable talk on “Evidence-based Assessment and Interventions for older adult” which was very useful for every nurse to take care of elderly with confidence. Post lunch session was by Dr. Elizabeth Tanner PhD, MS, RN, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA on “Geriatric Syndrome : Pressure Ulcers & Geriatric Syndrome Of Confusion : The Nursing Challenge Of Dementia, Delirium And Depression”. Dr.Vanessa Burholt Ph.D., Swansea University, UK shared the experience with findings on “Social Support Networks: Why Practitioners should make it their business to know about family, friends and relatives” which was so realistic and informative. After the tea break, the last session was by Dr. Judith Parnes ACSW, LCSW, CMC, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA discussed on “The Global Aging Imperative: Relevance and Impact of Gerontology Today” which was presented with short video and her speech was very informative. Dr. Amy E. Cotton, Conference Chairperson, University of Maine, Orono, USA, gave a closing remark of the conference.
The Annual Sports Day of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 14.03.14. The sports events Tennikoit (singles and doubles), table tennis (singles and doubles), Shuttle cork (singles and doubles), Volley ball, Throw ball, Kho-Kho, 100mts running, 200mts running, 400mts running, 800mts running, 1500 mts running, shot-put, Javelin, Discuss throw, Long Jump, High jump, 4x100mts Relay and March Past were planned and conducted from 04.03.2013 to 15.03.2013. Mr. Palanisamy, Physical Director, conducted the events for faculty are Carrom, Tennikoit, Chess and Lucky Corner. The valedictory function was held on 14.03.14 at 8.30 a.m. Mr. Stanley P. Mathew, District Sports Officer, Coimbatore Unit was invited to be the chief guest of the function. He declared the sports meet open and hoisted Indian Flag. The Principal PSG College of Nursing, Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham hoisted the college flag. The function started with March Past was started by 9.00am and performed by all the batches and Torch Relay was carried out by the athletic students. Some of the track events such as 100mts and 100mts Relay were conducted and Lucky corner was conducted for the faculty. Students and faculty energetically involved in the events. The Chief Guest addressed the gathering and distributed the prizes. 2011 batch won the Over all Trophy and the Individual Championship was won by Ms. Anitha of 2011 Batch. The programme was concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Jincy John, B.Sc (N) 2010 Batch.
PSG College of Nursing organized an International Conference on Active Ageing on 21st and 22nd January 2014 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium, Coimbatore. Totally 246 delegates (nursing and non-nursing) attended from various States. A formal inauguration was conducted from 9.30am to 10.00 am. Mr. Giles Brooker, Chairman, Giles Brooker Education development services Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session of the conference. He addressed the gathering and emphasized the importance of elderly care and the activities in ageing. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering by highlighting the aim of organizing the conference. Prof Beena Chacko, Organizing Secretary of the conference introduced the theme of the conference. Prof G Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal proposed vote of thanks.
Wright – St Clair, Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Science and Therapy, New Zealand discussed on the topic “ Preserving function by functioning” which was very useful for everyone. Prof. Nirmala Krishnamurthy, Retd. Dean, Dept. of Science, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, proceeded the session with a valuable talk on “Challenges faced by the ageing population” which was heart throbbing. The third session was by Dr. Shoba Nayar, Co-Head of Dept. Community Health Development, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand, with her innovative speech on “Perspective on transnational and intercultural issues in ageing and aged care”. Mr. Padmanabhan, Retd. General Manager of Ordnance Factories, Vanaprastha Senior citizen home, Coimbatore, took over the next session and shared the experience on “Needs and expectations of the elderly Indian perspective” which was so realistic and unforgettable.
After the lunch break, there was a panel discussion which included various “Determinants of Active ageing and understanding the evidence”. The pannel was chaired by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, along with other panel members Dr. Sujaya Menon, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, Prof. S. Gayatridevi, Asst. Professor, Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, Mrs. Sujata Missal, Principal, College of Occupational Therapy, KMCH, Coimbatore, and Dr. Sampath Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli discussed about health, behavioral, personal, physical and social determinants.
The session was started by Prof. Elisabeth Zezzo, HESAV, Lausanne, Switzerland, with her informative speech on “Active Ageing – Paradoxical Approach: a look from in and out” followed by Mr. Giles Brooker, Chairman, Giles Brooker Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, on “Guidelines for preparing future workforce in elderly care which was presented with short video.Prof. Rajeshwari Siva, Dept. of Community Health Nursing, College of Nursing, CMCH, Vellore, presented with an enthusiastic talk on “Community based care and support for elderly” which is really the need of the hour as far as community care is concerned. Dr. K. Lalitha,
Professor, HOD- Dept. of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bangalore, gave a speech on “Cognitive rehabilitation and memory enhancement: Evidence based interventions”. Her speech was very informative. Prof. Sandra Anandarajan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Extension Education, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore gave an eye opening lecture on “Recognition of rights, policies & programs for elderly in India”. It was also very useful and informative. Followed by lunch there was paper and poster presentation. There were 16 posters displayed and 14 research papers presented on the theme of wellbeing of the elderly. From this, the best poster and research paper presented was awarded with prizes and certificates.
Zenith is an event in the Nursing calendar which is awaited by Nursing students in south India. This year 15 th Zenith 2013 was conducted on 13th December, 2013 and brought the best talents in Nursing students from Child Health Nursing & Mental Health Nursing with a good measure of contribution from General Knowledge.
The programme coordinator was Prof. Malarvizhi G, Vice Principal & HOD of Child Health Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing. A total of 23 teams underwent preliminary written test and the best five teams were qualified for the final round. Juries of the programme were Prof. Lizzie Raveendran, Principal, College of Nursing, GEM Institute of Nursing Education & Research, Coimbatore & the faculty from PSG College of Nursing.
The president of the programme Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing inaugurated the quiz programme at 2 p.m. Dr. Pavai Arunachalam, Prof & HOD of Pediatric Surgery Department, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore was the chief guest of the programme and she addressed that Nurses have varied scope of practice with extended & expanded roles. This year the rolling trophy was won by Ms.Jincy Jose, Ms.Kanmani, Ms.Narayani, PSG College of Nursing. The third prize was won by CMC College of Nursing, Vellore.
PSG College of Nursing celebrated its 20th Lamp Lighting Ceremony on 20.12.2013. During this ceremony 83 first year B.Sc. Nursing students took the Nurses pledge before starting their clinical practice in the Hospital. Prof. Beena Chacko welcomed the gathering. Students took the International Nurses Pledge administered by Vice Principal Prof. G. Malarvizhi. The chief guest for the function was Dr. S. Madhavi, Principal, KMCH College of Nursing. Coimbatore. She quoted words from Mahabharata that compassion, commitment and competence made Arjuna to succeed as though she told the nurses to follow the three c’s and she insisted on patient care and to work for development of the profession. Vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs. Leena.J, Associate Professor.
The 15th Graduation Ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 22nd November 2013 at 4.30 p.m. The 2011 batch of M.Sc Nursing students and 2008 batch of B.Sc(N) students received their degrees during this graduation. Dr.K.Reddemma, Nodal Officer, National Consortium for Ph.D in Nursing was invited to be the Chief Guest of the function. Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. The Managing Trustee Shri L.Gopalakrishnan presided over the function. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave charge to the new graduates.
Forty two graduates and eight post graduates received their degrees from the chief guest. The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG group were awarded with prizes. The special awards were distributed by the chief guest. Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic award and best clinical award were given to Ms.Sasikala S of 2008 batch B.Sc Nursing. The best out going student of the graduating batch was given to Ms.Lekha J. Among the post graduate students, best academic post graduate award was won by Mrs.Ancy Merin Mathew and the Venkateshwara Research award was secured by Mr.Vijay D of 2011 batch of M.Sc Nursing.
The best SNA award was received by Ms.Cibi Esther Varughese and the best NSS award was received by Ms.Agnes K.A., Ms.Gnana Priya M received the best Sports Women Award. Following the awards, Ms.Lekha J, 2008 batch of B.Sc Nursing gave the response on behalf of her batch. The college magazine was released by the Managing Trustee and the first copy was received by Dr.K.Reddemma. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Mrs.Sree Renjini B, the Co-ordinator of the graduation ceremony.
The national seminar on ‘Nurses managing diabetes: A collaborative approach’ was conducted on 25.10. 13 in PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore. Totally 220 participants participated from various States. Chief Guest of the seminar was Dr. Rajendran, HOD of Diabetologist, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore gave the keynote address highlighting that in India, diabetes has emerged as a health care problem and India is also expanding as the diabetic capital of the world. He emphasized that physical activity and exercises among diabetic patients is more important than dietary modification.
The resource person of the seminar, Prof. Sonia Das, Principal, K.G College of Nursing, discussed about diabetes assessment tool. Mrs. Ruth Daniel, Senior Diabetes Educator, Department of Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Vellore focused on essential components of total patient care and also discussed about ongoing diabetes self management education, Protocols and self training. Dr.Senthil Kumar MD, MRCP, Assistant Professor, PSG IMS& R, emphasized on various diabetic related complication and measures to prevent it. Prof.Tamil Selvi.A, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing, PSG College of Nursing gave clear picture about holistic care of diabetes mellitus which take nursing profession to the next level. Prof. Beena Chacko, HOD, Fundamentals of Nursing, PSG College of Nursing explained about nutritional intervention involving individually designed nutrition goals which will ensure definite patient adherence. Prof.Esther Daisy, HOD, Mental Health Nursing focused on resolving grief, restoring emotional equilibrium, reestablishing emotional state that facilitate learning and establish positive pattern of self care.
At the end of the programme, the certificates were issued for the delegates, resource persons and organizers with the Tamilnadu Nurses & Midwives Council 8 credit hours. Participants reflected that the conference addressed all spheres of diabetes and nurses should put these valid points in to practice while taking care of patients. They also expressed that they anticipate to participate in forthcoming seminars / conferences organized by PSG College of Nursing.
Induction Programe was held on 30th Sep 2013 along with PSG College of Physiotherapy & PSG College of Pharmacy. Seventy four students had reported with parents. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Ramaligam, Principal, PSG IMS&R presided over the function. Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal PSG College of Pharmacy addressed the gathering with overview of PSG Institutions of Medical Campus. The programme came to an end with vote of thanks by Prof.Mahesh, Principal PSG College of Physiotherapy.
In College of Nursing, Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Vice Principal welcomed them. I year class Co-ordinator Prof.Beena Chacko gave an orientation about College of Nursing. Ms.Selvasathya Asst.Professor warden explained about the rules & regulation of hostel for nursing students. Mrs. Leena J, Associate Professor proposed vote of thanks.
PSG College of Nursing observed “World Breast Feeding Week” on August 1st – 7th 2013 based on the theme of ‘BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT CLOSE TO MOTHERS’. The theme highlights on breastfeeding peer counseling.
Based on the theme ‘BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS’ various charts were prepared and were displayed at the main entrance of the PSG hospitals. Information related to the theme, peer counseling, advantages of breast feeding and various positions of breast feeding, breast care and management of breast problems were displayed in a pictorial form. Both M.Sc & B.Sc (N) students of PSG College of Nursing gave explanations for the charts displayed. A role play on ‘Breast milk is the best milk’ was performed by the B.Sc Nursing students (Batch 2010) for the mothers at OG ward. About 15-20 mothers along with their by standers attended the role play. Discussion on breast feeding was done by Prof. Baby and clarified the mothers’ doubts on breast feeding.
Quiz competition was organized for all the mothers in the OG ward between 10:30 to 11:30am. Prof.S.Baby and Mrs. T. Ganga Eswari, Asst. Professor, PSG college of Nursing were the quiz mistress and the quiz programme had 5 rounds based on advantages of breast feeding, techniques of breast feeding, breast problems. Prizes were awarded to the first two places. Prof. Malavizhi.G Vice-Principal and HOD of Pediatric Nursing department distributed the prizes.
Peer counseling was conducted for all the mothers in the paediatric ward between 10.30 to 11 am by Mrs. Glory.H, Mrs.K.Anitha and Ms.Priyadurga Asst. professors of PSG College of Nursing based on the theme ‘Breast feeding support close to mothers’.
FM talk on breast feeding was given by Mrs. Ganga Eswari and Mrs. Anitha K, Asst Professors on 107.8 FM at 9.00 am.
World breast feeding was observed by focusing the rural population of Karukampalayam at 10 am along with Child Health Nursing, Maternity Health Nursing department, NSS and PSG Hospitals, Karadivavi and Field Publicity department of India. A role play to highlight the Importance of Exclusive Breast Feeding was performed by III year B.Sc Nursing students of PSG College of Nursing and Well Baby Contest was conducted. The best babies and the proud mothers were awarded. Field publicity department of India was organized a film show for mothers on importance of breast feeding and all mothers viewed.
A talk on ‘Breast feeding’ was conducted in Krishnammal College of Arts and Science at 2 pm. Prof. G.Malarvizhi, HOD of Paediatric Nursing department and Prof.Baby, HOD of OBG department briefed the theme of World Breast feeding week and emphasized on various topics on breast feeding to the students. Around 100 students participated and those who gave the correct responses during the question answer session were awarded with prizes.
Peer counseling was conducted in Maternity Centre, Saibaba Colony by Mrs.Ganga Eswari, Mrs.K.Anitha, and Ms. Jerrin, Asst Professors along with the YRC unit in PSG CON. Around 30 mothers participated. Their doubts regarding breastfeeding were clarified. Role play on “Support Breast Feeding” as performed by B.Sc Nursing students to mothers in OG ward, PSG Hospitals. A demonstration on breast feeding techniques was also shown to the mothers. All the mothers along with their care takers actively participated in the programme and also clarified their doubts.
The one week programme was planned and carried out by the Pediatric and Maternity department under the able guidance of Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Vice-Principal and HOD, Child Health Nursing Department and Prof.S.Baby, HOD, OBG Nursing Department.
The 8th Divisional Level National Neonatology Forum Nursing Quiz competition was organized by PSG College of Nursing on 31st of July 2013. Registration of the participants started at 9 am and the participants registered from eight institutions namely PSG Hospitals, KMCH Hospitals, GKNM Hospitals, Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Women Center, Ramakrishna Hospitals, Coimbatore, Vinayaka Mission Hospitals Salem, and Apollo Hospitals Madurai.
The preliminary round started at 10 am. Teams from KMCH Hospitals, GKNM Hospitals, Coimbatore, Apollo Hospitals, Madurai, Vinayaka Mission Hospitals, Salem qualified for the main quiz. The programme started at 2 pm. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG CON declared the quiz to be open. Prof. G. Malarvizhi, Vice Principal & HOD of Pediatric Nursing and Mrs. Bindu C. Vasanthi, Asst. Professor, Paediatric Nursing Department were the Quiz Mistresses. Prof. Baby, HOD of OBG Nursing Department and Mrs. Glory. H Asst. Professors Pediatric Nursing Department were Panel of Juries, Mrs.K.Anitha, Asst. Professor took up the responsibility of displaying the questions and Ms.Jerrin Ann Joseph Asst. Professor of Pediatric Nursing Department was Time Keeper. Ms. Priyadurga, Asst.Professor was the scorer.
The quiz had 6 rounds. After the 6th round the quiz came to an end by announcing the winners. The 1st prize was won by Ms.V.Bavithra, Ms.P.Jothimala from KMCH Hospitals, Coimbatore. The 2nd prize was won by Mr.Napoleon.A Ms.Latha.R from GKNM Hospitals, Coimbatore.
A short tea break was given followed by the valediction programme. Dr. Sarahpaul, HOD of Neonatology Department was invited as the Chief Guest for the valediction programme. The Chief Guest delivered an inspiring speech on the importance of the nurses in providing care to the neonates and children. Mementos and certificates were distributed to the winners. All The participants received the participant certificates. Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Divisional Coordinator of NNF Quiz, proposed the Vote of Thanks. Ms.V.Bavithra, Ms.P.Jothimala from KMCH Hospitals, Coimbatore will be appearing for the zonal level quiz competition.
The TNAI unit of PSG College of Nursing celebrated the International Nurses Day on May 12th . A panel discussion on ’Closing the gasp: Millennium development goals’ was conducted by the M.Sc(N) II year students.
Lamp Lighting Ceremony of 2012 batch B.Sc(N) was held on December 21st, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at PSG IMS&R auditorium. Prof.Saramma Samuel, Principal, RVS College of Nursing, Sulur was the chief guest. The lights were passed over to 88 students by Prof.Saramma Samuel, Chief Guest and Mrs.J.Karpagam, Nursing Supdt, PSG Hospitals. The 88 students took Nightingale Pledge with the guidance of Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the students, parents and other guests. The programme was over by 4 p.m. with Vote of Thanks by Prof.Beena Chacko.
The Zenith 2012, a zonal level quiz competition was conducted on December 1st, 2012 at PSG IMS&R auditorium. This year, the subjects for the quiz were Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing and General Knowledge. The preliminary written test was conducted in the morning from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. included 50 multiple choice questions. Totally 18 colleges registered 30 teams with each team consisting 3 participants. Maximum 2 teams per college were permitted. From the preliminary test, 5 teams were qualified for the final quiz.The qualified 5 teams were:
Christian College of Nursing, Ambilikkai
PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore
CMCH College of Nursing, Vellore (2 teams)
PPG College of Nursing, Coimbatore
The final quiz was conducted in the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Medical Surgical Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing were conducted together and GK round was conducted separately.
CMCH, Vellore secured the 1st place, PSG College of Nursing and Ambilikkai secured 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Dr.Guhan, Director, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital Institute of Oncology was the Chief Guest for the Valediction. The rolling trophy was secured by CMCH Vellore for the 1st place. The chief guest gave away the prizes and trophy. All the teams had received the participation certificates.
The XIV Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, 5th October at 4.30 pm at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. The 2007 batch of B.Sc Nursing students (40) and 2010 batch of M.Sc Nursing students (21) received their degrees during this graduation. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal gave charge to the graduates. Prof. Abanti Gopan, Nursing Consultant & Principal Assessor for NABH, Former Nursing Director, B. M. Birla Heart Research Center, Kolkata graced the occasion by being the Chief Guest. While addressing the new graduates, Prof. Abanthi Gopan stressed the importance of learning life long and emitting the positive energy to people around us. Most respected Shri. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions presided over the function
The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG were awarded with prizes. During the Graduation Ceremony, students who excelled in academic, Co-curricular & extracurricular activities (Sports, NSS & SNA) were honored with medals and certificates by the Chief Guest. All the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the Best Academic Award, Best Clinical Nurse Award and Best Outgoing Student of the graduating batch was bagged by Ms.Keerthana
Among the postgraduates, best academic and the Sara & Varughese Award for best clinical nurse post graduate were awarded to Ms. Jerrin Ann Joseph and Venkateshwara best researcher award was given to Mr. Jackson Chacko. The college magazine Finesse 2012 was released by the Managing Trustee.
The Alumni Reunion was conducted on 05. 10.2012 at 10 a.m. Around 100 Alumni members participated in the reunion. The presidential address was given by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal. The Chief Guest address was given by Mr. D. Nandhakumar, Vice President, Alumni Association, PSG College of Technology. He spoke about the functions and achievements of the Alumni Association of the PSG College of Technology. He motivated our Alumni to be active and contributing members of the association.
The business session had begun at 11 am. After the Annual Report and the Treasurer Report a discussion was held with the Alumni members, by Prof. T. Nirmala, Alumni Advisor, regarding any charitable work that could be done by the Association. It was suggested that we could increase the number of scholarships by once from three to four scholarships. After the business session, all the Alumni members along with YRC went for tree plantation. Nearly 40 members were present and 100 saplings were planted. The meeting adjourned at 12 noon.
On 12th October 2012, emergency preparedness disaster drill was organized by PSG Hospitals. The purpose of the drill is to assess, how well the emergency department of PSG Hospitals is ready to face a mass casualty. In the drill, a scenario of bus accident was made. 50 B Sc and M Sc Nursing students enacted as victims in the play. Among 50, 5 students acted as dead, 8 – critically ill needing resuscitation, 12 – injured but do not need resuscitation and 25 students were wounded but ambulatory. The news was published in the daily Hindu.
The visitors from Edinburgh Napier University visited us on 01.09.2012 around 3 p.m. Mr.Ian Mcintosh, Dean, Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences and Dr.Roseanne Cetnarskyl, Associate Centre Director for well being and Healthcare, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care visited us. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal chaired the meeting. The possibilities for collaboration between two Institutes were discussed. A proposal for collaboration between two European Universities and three Indian Institutes is discussed.
The induction programme of the B.Sc Nursing students 2012 batch was conducted on 20th September 2012 along with the College of Physiotherapy and Pharmacy at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. About 70 students in Nursing attended the programme along with their parents. The programme started with prayer song ‘Tamil Thaai Vaazthu. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Presidential address was given by Shri L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions. Prof.Dr.M.Ramanathan, Principal, PSG College of Pharmacy gave an over view address about the PSG Institutions. One parent from each College gave their response. The programme came to an end by vote of thanks from Prof.R.Mahesh, Principal, PSG College of Physiotherapy by 12 noon.
The one week programme was planned and carried out by the maternity and pediatric department under the able guidance of Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Prof.S.Baby, HOD, OBG Nursing Departmet and Prof.G.Malarvizhi, HOD,Child Health Nursing Department.
Breast feeding, desire of life, a newborn’s right is God given blessing to a women who enters her motherhood. Every year, the first week of August is celebrated as the World Breast feeding week. Every year Pediatric department and Maternity department of PSG College of Nursing and PSG hospitals together put up a week long celebration with a cascade of events for sharing of knowledge and experience thereby creating awareness on various aspects of breastfeeding.
Based on the theme “Understanding the past planning the future poster presentation was done and displayed at the entrance of the PSG hospital. M.Sc nursing students explained on regarding the theme. An on ‘Breast milk is the best milk’ was performed by the M.Sc Nursing students for all the mothers at OG ward.
Quiz competition was organized for all the mothers in the OG ward between 10:30 to 11:30am. Mrs. Glory H and Mrs. T. Ganga, Asst. Professor, PSG college of Nursing were the quiz mistress and the quiz programme had 5 rounds based on advantages of breast feeding, techniques of breast feeding, breast problems and a visual round based on latching on and breast engorgement. Prizes were awarded to the first two places. Dr Seetha Paniker HOD, OG Department and Dr. T.V. Chitra distributed the prizes.
Poster presentation was held in OG outpatient department at 9:30 am. M.Sc Nursing students gave detailed explanation to all the mothers in the OG OPD regarding breast feeding. A talk on breast feeding “Its time to act! Support Breast feeding” was conducted in PSG College of Arts and Science at 2 pm. Mrs. Santhi. M.D, Associate Professor, OG department and Mrs. Glory H, Assistant Professor, Pediatric department briefed the theme of World Breast feeding week and emphasized on various topics on breast feeding to the students. Around 150 students participated and those who gave the correct responses during the question answer session were awarded with prizes.
Healthy Baby Contest and a skit on was organized at Rural Health Centre Karadivavi along with NSS unit of PSG CON and Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Department, Govt of India at 10:00 am. Healthy Baby Contest was organized by Mrs. Vidhya .K and Ms. Ajitha Assistant Professor PSG College of nursing based on the criteria formulated for assessment which includes anthropometric measurements of the baby, immunization, breast feeding, weaning and developmental mile stones and any illness. Based on the criteria of healthy well baby contest the prizes were distributed to the first three babies by Dr. Ramakrishnan Senior Medical Officer PSG Rural Health Centre Karadivavi. A skit was performed by the M.Sc nursing students regarding the importance of breast feeding emphazing on benefits of breast feeding to mothers and baby, composition of breast milk, expression of breast milk, techniques and positions for breast feeding and various Indian foods that increases the milk production during lactation period. Around 30-40 mothers attended the programme and there was a good response during the session.
FM talk on breast feeding were given by Mrs. Vidhya .K and Mrs. Anitha K, Asst Professor on 107.8 FM at 9.00 am.
A film show was arranged in OG out patient department on care of newborn. Mrs. Rajeswari, Asst. Professor, Pediatric Department, emphasized on the general care of newborn during delivery, bathing. care of eyes, nose and cord care, kangaroo mother care, swaddling method, expression of breast milk and techniques of breast feeding and signs of good attachment. All the mothers in the OPD attended the show and clarified their doubts.
The first year B.Sc. Nursing students (2010 batch) organized a nutrition exhibition on 06.07.2011 in the foyer of PSG Hospitals. The students exhibited posters on different food groups, special diets for common disease conditions like diabetes and rich food sources of vitamins and minerals. Mrs. Kavitha, the Chief Dietician of PSG Hospitals and her team of teachers organized this exhibition. It was inaugurated by Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran, Medical Director, and PSG Super Specialty Hospitals. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, Prof.Beena Chacko, Class Co-Coordinator of I year B.Sc. Nursing were present on the occasion.
PSG College of Nursing, Alumni Union was privileged to organize a national seminar on ‘Leadership and Advocacy in Nursing’ on 31st August 2012, which was sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. Delegates from Nursing discipline had actively participated.
The theme of the conference was on recognizing the responsibility to empower the nursing fraternity with knowledge and skills on current approaches in nursing leadership and advocacy.
The conference was inaugurated by Prof.Salomey George, Director, State Institute of Medical Education and Technology (SIMET) & Dean, Kerala Institute of Health Sciences. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Prof.Christy Mekala, Organizer of the seminar introduced the conference theme. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal proposed the vote of thanks.
The plenary sessions were covering the thrust areas which included reframing nursing leadership to suit current scenario, role of professional bodies in Nursing Advocacy, nursing leaders in enhancing ethical patient care. Patient advocacy by the nurses, bridging gap between generations, stimulating future leaders through critical thinking. Around 250 delegates including students and faculty from various institutions were benefited.
The conference has given a forum to the delegates to project significant views towards the need of nursing leaders in current scenario.
The function started with March Past by 9 a.m. followed by Torch Relay which was carried by the athletic champion. Some of the track events such as 100 mts. 800 mts. running and relay were conducted and students energetically involved in the tract events. Lucky corner and balloon breaking events were conducted for the faculty.
The Chief Guest addressed the gathering and distributed the prizes. 2010 batch won the over all trophy and for girls the Individual Championship was won by Jincy John of 2010 batch for boys the Individual Championship was won by Mr.Karthik of 2010 batch.
The programme was concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms.Ciby Esther, B.Sc Nursing 2008 batch.
In view of Nurses’ Day Celebration, TNAI, PSG College of Nursing Local Unit had observed International Nurses Day on 11th May 2012. II M.Sc(N) students had projected a short movie on ‘Nurses Through Ages’ and ‘A World with out Nurses’. Principal, faculty and students had attended the programme.
Ujjvala 2012 – An intra collegiate cultural meet was organized by SNA in order to raise the fund to support social causes.
Ujjvala offstage events were conducted during the previous week. On stage events were conducted on 24th March. Events include Rangoli, Literature Time, Ink your Mind, Mehendi Designing, Wall Paper Designing, Best From Waste, Sudoku, Dum Charades, Extempore, Quiz – GK, Jodiattam, Mind Explorer, Foot Loose, Solo Song, Group Song, Avtar, Adaptune, Wide and Nise, Spell Me.
The fund raising activities on the day of Ujjvala 2012 included faculty sponsored food preparations. Ice cream, water melon and lunch was arranged by SNA. Mehendi designing by a GB member and also cloth items for sale by faculty. The RAFFLE prizes were sponsored by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, Dr.Pavai Arunachalam, Professor, Paediatric Surgery Department, PSG Hospitals and Dr.George Zacharias, Professor from ENT Department, PSG Hospitals.
The programme was declared open by Principal during the inauguration and ended by prize distribution. Organizers were IV year B.Sc Nursing and EB members.
The SNA EB members thanked the faculty for their support in this fund raising programme. They promised to help PSG Sarvajana Orphanage School children with their educational expenses for the whole year and also to support financially one bed in paediatric ward especially for the very poor child getting admitted in PSG Hospital. SNA wants to continue this social service every year.
Staff day 2012 was conducted on 20.02.2012 in PSG College of Arts & Science. In regard to this, various cultural and sports competitions were organized for staff working in PSG Institutions. Prof.Tamilselvi, HOD, Medical Surgical Nursing department and Mrs.Santhi M.D, Associate Professor from Maternity Nursing department were co-ordinators of Staff Day from PSG College of Nursing.
The following number of staff from PSG College of Nursing participated in various cultural events conducted at the health zonal level.
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Ms. Lavanya Mary from PSG College of Nursing is one among the four who have been selected at Zonal level to participate in final Tamil Elocution Competition conducted in PSG CAS Sangam Hall on 04.02.2012 at 4 p.m.
In view of Staff day 2012, various sports events were planned from 25th December 2011 and the events were started from January onwards for all staff working in PSG Institutions. Mrs. Santhi. M.D, Associate Professor was the Coordinator for sports evens of Staff Day from PSG College of Nursing.
50, 60 & 100 mt running
In this our staffs were joined in Throw ball, Volley ball and Speed walk. All the final sports events were conducted in IMS&R ground. The overall trophy was won by PSG College of Technology.
PSG Health campus was organized the prize distribution for winners from the health campus staff on 08.03.2012 at 3 p.m. The prize was distributed by Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing.
The Lamp Lighting Ceremony for the 1st year B.Sc. (Nursing) students of PSG College of Nursing was held on 23rd December 2011. During the ceremony, 98 Students took Nurse’s pledge. Prof. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, College of Nursing, CMCH, Vellore was the Chief Guest.
Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering and also expressed that at PSG, nursing students are not only educated to be a nurse but prepared to be a responsible citizen.
The Lamp lighting ceremony is held before nursing students take on the responsibility of patient care. During the ceremony the Chief Guest Prof. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, CMCH and Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, pass on the light to the students who are ready to take the responsibility of patient care. The Current pledge is a universal pledge by the International Council of Nurses. The students with candles held in their hands, Nurse’s pledge was administered to the students by Prof. T. Nirmala, Vice Principal, PSG College of Nursing.
Prof. Rosaline Jayakaran, Dean, CMCH, College of Nursing, the Chief Guest spoke, “Today is a significant day in your career as you progress in the noble profession of nursing. The lamp that has been lit and the pledge you all have taken demand regular studies, hard work and selfless devotion” She also pointed out that nursing is such a blessed profession where opportunities to serve others come knocking at the doors everyday.
Prof. Beena Chacko 1st year Bsc (Nursing) Class Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks.
PSG College of Nursing organized a Zonal Level Inter Collegiate Nursing Quiz Competition on 11.11.11. Department of Maternity Nursing and Community Health Nursing organized this quiz programme. Totally 19 Colleges from Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala participated in this quiz competition. The preliminary examination was conducted during the morning hours and 5 teams were chosen for the final quiz competition.
The quiz programme was declared open by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing at 2 p.m. The Quiz Mistress for Community Health Nursing Prof.T.Nirmala, Quiz Mistress Prof.S.Baby and Mr.Baskaran conducted the quiz in General Knowledge. The students actively participated in the programme. In the finals, students of KG college of Nursing won the prestigious rolling trophy. The students of Omayal Achi College of Nursing won the second prize and students from PSG College of Nursing won the third prize.
The valediction started with a formal welcome address by Prof.T.Nirmala by 4.15.p.m. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham presided over the function. The Chief Guest Dr.Banumathy,
HOD, OBG Department addressed the students. In her address, she congratulated the efforts by PSG College of Nursing to conduct this intellectual programme for consecutive 13 years. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude by Prof.S.Baby, HOD Maternity Nursing Department by 5 p.m.
The 13th graduation ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 22.10.2011 at 10.30 a.m. The 2009 batch of M.Sc. Nursing students and 2006 batch of B.Sc.. Nursing students received their degrees during this graduation. Prof. Dr. Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal was invited to be the chief guest of the function. While addressing the new graduates, she mentioned about professional etiquettes to be followed in nursing and she emphasized on the knowledge updation. The most respected Managing Trustee of PSG Institutions Shri L.Gopalakrishnan presided over the function. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave charge to the new graduates.
45 graduates and 21 post graduates received their degrees from the chief guest. The class toppers and subject toppers in both UG and PG group were awarded with prizes. The special awards were distributed by the chief guest. The best SNA award was received by Ms. Priya Varghese and best NSS award was received by Ms. Baby Chitra, Ms. Nirosha received the best sports woman award from the Alumni Association of PSG College of Nursing.
Among the prestigious awards for undergraduate students, the best academic award was given to Ms. Ajitha Rani and the best clionical nurse was given to Ms. Anuratha of 2006 batch of B.Sc. Nursing. The best outgoing student of the graduating batch was given to Ms. Baby Chitra. Among the postgraduate students, best academic post graduate award was won by Mrs. Sherin Ushman, the best clinical nurse postgraduate was received by Mrs. Laisy Mathew and the Venkateshwara Research Award was given to Ms. Sandy M Varghese of 2009 batch of post graduate students.
Following the awards, Ms. Rama, 2006 batch of B.Sc. Nursing gave the response on behalf of her batch. The college magazine was released by the managing trustee and first copy was received by Dr.Annice George. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Prof.Meera Saravanan, the co-coordinator of the graduation ceremony.
The Alumni reunion was conducted on 22.10.11 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. Around 100 alumni members participated in the reunion. It was started with invocation and followed by the welcome address which was given by Prof T Nirmala Alumni advisor. Alumni report was read by Mrs. Leena Francis, President and the treasurer report was given by Mrs. Kalpana P, Treasurer.
Election was conducted for the post of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Nominees for the post were selected and all alumni members voted for the posts. Votes were counted and finally results were announced during the cultural programme. Prof Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, congratulated everybody. Finally vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Gandhimathi R, Secretary of Alumni association.
PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore observed the World Alzheimer’s Day by conducting a quiz competition for B.Sc. Nursing students and memory screening camp at Mother Theresa Home for Destitute on 20th and 21st of September 2011. 13 teams consisting of 3 students in each team have written a preliminary test and 5 out of 13 teams were selected for the final quiz competition on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It was held on 20.09.2011 from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The students were awarded with first, second and third prizes.
On 21st September 2011, faculty of Medical Surgical Nursing department and 6 B.Sc. Nursing students conducted a memory screening camp at Mother Theresa Home for Destitute. Mini cognitive scale was used to conduct memory screening. 40 samples, out of 76 were responded and screened, of which 27 were demented and 13 were normal. The in charge sister of the home had been informed and suggestions were given for further evaluation.
The PSG Health Institutions organized a common induction programme for all the undergraduate courses namely MBBS, B.Sc. (Nursing), B.Pharm, BPT and other allied health courses on 16.09.2011 at 9 a.m.Dr.S.Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS&R welcomed the gathering. The programme was presided by the Chief Executive of PSG Institutions, Shri C.R.Swaminathan. In his speech, he emphasized on the policies and principles of PSG Institutions and asked the parents and the students to abide by the rules or the Institutions. Parents from each group gave their response. The programme came to an end with the proposal of vote of thanks by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal College of Nursing.
PSG College of Nursing was proud and privileged to organize a National Conference on ‘Psychodynamics of Abuse and Neglect’ on 15th and 16th of September 2011 which was sponsored by ICMR, New Delhi. Delegates from a wide range of disciplines had actively participated. The theme of the conference was to disseminate information on proper psychosocial rehabilitation through team approach.
The conference was inaugurated by Shri.L.Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, and PSG Institutions. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the gathering. Prof.Esther Daisy Meerabai Joel, Organizer of the conference introduced the conference theme. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal proposed the vote of thanks.
The plenary sessions were covering the topics like child abuse, role of Indian government in prevention of women and child abuse, elderly abuse, needs and views of future responses to women abuse and care, current challenges faced by the police force, psychological and physical assessment methods of victims of abuse and neglect, Co-morbid psychiatric conditions associated with abuse/neglect etc. The resource persons from various institutions and PSG institutions had contributed towards the success of the conference.
The conference has given a forum to the delegates to project significant views towards the problem of abuse & neglect through scientific paper presentations. The best paper was awarded to Ms. Rohini Tiwari, Faculty of Home Science and Nutrition, Department of Food Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.
Breast feeding, desire of life, a newborn’s right is God given blessing to a women who enters her motherhood. Every year, the first week of August is celebrated as the World Breast feeding week. Every year Pediatric department and Maternity department of PSG College of Nursing and PSG hospitals together put up a week long celebration with a cascade of events for sharing of knowledge and experience thereby creating awareness on various aspects of breastfeeding.
The start of Breast feeding week began with a FM talk on ‘Breast feeding and its importance, Exclusive Breast feeding, breast feeding Techniques, Diet to increase breast milk secretion & Methods for Expressed breast milk and its storage’ for working mothers by Mrs. Kalaimathy A, Asst. Professor OBG Department and Mrs. Kalpana.P. Asst. Professor, Child Health Nursing Department of PSG College of nursing that was aired across the city between 9am and 9.30am to highlight on Breast feeding. On the same day, at Hospital Reception Block we display the posters covering various aspects of Breast feeding at 9 am followed by the exhibition of poster at the OG OPD between 10.30 a.m and 11.30 a.m. Posters illustrated the topics like antenatal preparation for Breast feeding (breast care ), benefits to mother and child, composition of human milk, Exclusive Breast feeding, Breast feeding techniques, expressed breast milk and its storage, the theme of this year-“Talk to me”, Breast feeding, 3d experience was also emphasized.
This day the hospital seemed busy and the event was a drawing competition for the mothers. It was an opportunity for the mothers to bring out their artistic views on the topic “mother’s love. The competition took place between 10am and 11.00 am. Promotion of Breast feeding was the aim of the PG students of PSG CON who put themselves into the place of actors to convey a message of successful Breast feeding and presented a role play in the OG ward. Reach out to the youth and talk about Breast feeding, catching the young and instilling the importance would see a bright future as a mother support the nation with intelligent children. A talk on Breast feeding : youth can act to make a difference was delivered by Prof. Baby.S HOD, OBG department and Mrs. Kalpana.P Asst.Professor Child Health Nursing Department between 2-3 pm at Krishnammal College of Arts and Science for a group of 300 students.
At PSG Hospital Seminar Hall, a film show on “care of newborn” was put up between 10.30 am to 11 am for postnatal mothers. Followed by, a written MCQ contest for staff Nurses was held at the same venue to know how many of them would turn out to become a lactation consultant / Breast feeding counselors. A questionnaire was distributed and their knowledge regarding Breast feeding was assessed. Diet and Breast feeding go hand in hand. They are interdependent; a good planned diet would enable a mother to Breast feed adequately. A diet exhibition with focus on the postnatal diet and foods that improve breast milk secretion was organized by the Dietary Department between 10 am and 4 pm at Hospital Reception Block.
An elocution competition was conducted for the staff nurse on the topic; breast feeding is a boon at the hospital seminar hall. The participants had poured out their views on the topic and spoke out with fully energy highlighting on how Breast feeding is a boon.
There was an amazing puppet show on ‘Breast feeding is the beauty of the mother’ filling the area with hilarious moments as well as carrying across the right message between 11am and 11.30 a.m. A demonstration of Breast feeding techniques took places in the OG ward between 11.30am and12noon to help out the new mothers to handle their newborns and feed with confidence.
The focus was on the rural population of Vedapatti where the role play to highlight on importance of successful Breast feeding was performed by the PG students of PSG College of Nursing and well baby contest was conducted where the tiny tots dressed up in vibrant colors took an active participation and the best baby with the proud mother was awarded.
The first year B.Sc. Nursing students (2010 batch) organized a nutrition exhibition on 06.07.2011 in the foyer of PSG Hospitals. The students exhibited posters on different food groups, special diets for common disease conditions like diabetes and rich food sources of vitamins and minerals. Mrs. Kavitha, the Chief Dietician of PSG Hospitals and her team of teachers organized this exhibition. It was inaugurated by Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran, Medical Director, and PSG Super Specialty Hospitals. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, Prof.Beena Chacko, Class Co-Coordinator of I year B.Sc. Nursing were present on the occasion.
Regional conference on ‘Strategies To Promote Organ Donation’ was conducted by PSG College of Nursing along with TNAI Local Unit and I year M Sc Nursing students on 28th February 2011. Financial assistance was sought from ICMR, New Delhi. Registration began at 8 a.m. followed by a formal inauguration. Dr.Vimal Kumar Govindan, Medical Director, PSG Hospitals was the President of the programme. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal welcomed the gathering. Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Programme Coordinator introduced the theme of the conference. Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran, Medical Director, PSG Super specialty Hospital felicitated. It came to an end with vote of thanks by Mrs. Leena J, Assistant Professor, and Organizing Secretary of the conference.
A deliberation was on Global Strategies, Legal Briefing, Ethical Issues and Concerns, Family Reflections on Organ Donation, Brain Death Certificate, Role of Nurses in Organ & Tissue Donation and Strategies to Promote Organ Donation. There was a panel discussion with eminent speakers involved in Organ Transplantation with Dr.M.Ramalingam, Dr.J.S.Bhuvaneswaran Dr.P.Chandrasekhar, Dr.R.V.Ramani, Dr.L.Venkata Krishnan, Dr.RMPL. Ramanathan and Dr.K.S.Thirumoorthy. Sessions by Mrs. Sadhana V Shankar, Advocate & Mr. F.Sagayam, MOHAN Foundations and Prof.Selva Titus, Deputy Dean, CMCH, Vellore and Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham were more useful. Role play by I year M.Sc. Nursing students related to the theme was more appropriate at the end of the days programme.
The oath taking ceremony for the 2010 batch of B Sc Nursing students was held on 05.01.11 between 5-6 p.m. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, welcomed the gathering. The Managing Trustee of PSG Institution, Shri.G.Rangaswamy, presided over the function. The Chief Guest of the day, Prof.Lizzie Raveendran, Principal, PVS College of Nursing, Calicut, Kerala addressed the students. In her message, she emphasized on the qualities which the students should acquire during the four year programme. 80 B Sc Nursing students took the Oath which was lead by Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice Principal. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude from Prof.Beena Chacko, HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing Department.
The Intramural Sports Meet was conducted on 12th March 2011 which was organized by Mrs. Santhi M.D, Associate Professor, and Maternity Nursing Department. Prof.Cap.Kalpana Jayaraman, Principal, Annai Meenakshi College of Nursing was the Chief Guest for the Annual Sports Meet. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, had given the welcome address, and handed over the bouque and bestow momento to the Chief Guest. Prof.Cap.Kalpana Jayaraman gave the chief guest address on sports meet and she declared the sports meet open. Prof.Cap.Kalpana Jayaraman hoisted the Indian flag and Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham hoisted the college flag. The function started with March past by 9 a.m., performed by all the batch of students followed by torch relay by the athletic students. Some of the track events such as 100 mts, 800 mts running, Relay and Tug of War were conducted. 50 mts running was conducted for the faculty children’s and they are participated enthusiastically. Tug of war for the M.Sc. Vs B.Sc. students and lucky corner for the faculty was conducted.
The chief guest distributed the prizes for the winners. Both the faculty and students got the prizes for the winning events. The individual championship in girls was won by Ms. Padma, 2008 batch and in boys by Mr. Nirmal Kumar, 2010 batch. The over all trophy was won by 2008 batch (Third year B.Sc. (N)) students. The programme was concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Keerthana, B.Sc. (N) 2007 Batch.
‘UJJVALA – 2011’ The Intra-Collegiate Culturals of PSG College of Nursing was organized by Student Nurses Association on 19th March in IMSR Auditorium. The undergraduate students were divided into 4 groups and named as Surya, Dhara, Nakshatra, and Prithvi. 15 competitions were conducted which included off and on the stage programme from ‘On the spot paint’ to ‘Ms/Mr. UJJVALA’. The competitions extended from 7.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. As part of fund rising programmes, SNA held fun games and sale of artificial ornaments & food stall. The programme went on well. In valediction prizes were given to all winners and momento for all judges.
PSG College of Nursing organized a Zonal level intercollegiate Nursing Quiz competition on 12.11.2010. Department of psychiatric nursing and paediatric nusing organized this quiz programme. Totally 14 colleges participated in this quiz competition. The preliminary examination was conducted during the morning hours and 5 teams were choosen for the final quiz competition. The quiz programme was declared open by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, and PSG College of Nursing at 2 p.m. The quiz mistresses for Paediatric Nursing, Prof.G.Malarvizhi and Ms. Roselin Myvizhi, the quiz mistress for Psychiatric Nursing Prof.Esther Daisy Joel and the quiz mistress for General Knowledge Prof.Meera Saravanan conducted the quiz programme in a very interesting manner. The students actively participated in the programme. In the finals, the students of St.Johns College of Nursing won the rolling trophy for the second consecutive year and owned the trophy. The students of PSG College of Nursing won the second prize and the students from College of Nursing, Madurai Medical College won the third prize.
The valediction started with a formal welcome address by Prof.G.Malarvizhi at 4.45 p.m. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham presided over the function. The chief guest Dr.A.Raguthaman, Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry, and PSG Hospitals addressed the students. In his address, he congratulated on inclusion of effective psychiatric nursing curriculum in the B.Sc. Nursing program. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude by Prof.Esther Daisy Meerabai Joel, HOD of Psychiatric Nursing Department at 5.45 p.m.
The 12th graduation ceremony of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 06.10.2010 at 10.30 a.m. The 2008 batch of M Sc Nursing students and 2005 batch of B.Sc. Nursing students received their degrees on this graduation. Dr.Marilyn Newhoff, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University, USA was invited to be the Chief Guest for the ceremony. Most respected Sri G.Rangaswamy, the Managing Trustee of PSG Institutions presided over the function. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing formally welcomed the gathering. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing delivered the message to the graduates. 46 graduates and 8 post graduates received their degree. The toppers in each subject from 2005 batch and the class toppers in each year were award with trophies. Ms. Sangeetha of 2005 batch received the Best SNA and Best NSS award.
The special awards were given to all the award winners from graduate and post graduate group. The alumni association of PSG College of Nursing awarded Ms. Pramila T of 2005 batch as the ‘Best Sports Women’ of 2005 batch of B.Sc. Nursing. The Best Academic Post Graduate and Best Clinical Nurse Award went to Mrs. Vimala D of 2008 batch of M.Sc. Nursing. Venkateshwara Research Award was given to Mrs. Sivamathi R of 2008 batch of M.Sc. Nursing.
Among the graduate group, Best Academic Graduation and Best Clinical Nurse graduate award were won by the same person, Ms. Anurama of 2005 batch of B.Sc. Nursing, Ms. Saranya M.S. of 2005 batch was awarded as the Best Outgoing student of the graduating batch.
Following the awarding ceremony, Ms. Anurama P gave the response on behalf of her batch. The college magazine ‘Fineese’ was released by the Managing Trustee and the first copy was received by Dr.Newhoff. The ceremony came to an end with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Beena Chacko, the Coordinator of the graduation ceremony.
Regional conference on ‘Recent Trends in Maternal and Child Health Care’ was conducted by PSG College of Nursing on 14th and 15th of October 2010. This conference was sponsored by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai and ICMR, New Delhi. Registration of the conference began by 8.30 a.m. on 14.10.2010 followed by a formal inaugural function. Prof.Seetha Panicker, HOD of Obst. & Gynecology of PSG Hospitals was the chief guest for the inauguration. In her inaugural address, she emphasized on the role of nurses in remote areas towards the achievement targeted MMR and IMR. Prof.T..Nirmala, Vice-Principal and Alumni Advisor welcomed the delegates and the resource persons for the conference. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presided over the function and Mrs. Gandhimathi R organizing secretary of the conference introduced the theme of the conference. Inaugural function was concluded with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Leena J, President of Alumni Association, and PSG College of Nursing.
Key resource persons were invited from Chennai, Thrissur, Kottayam, Mangalore and Pondicherry. Dr.S.Senthil Kumar, Deputy Director of Health Services, Coimbatore was invited to share the information on National Schemes in MCH Care. The scientific paper presentation was held on the second day morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delegates from different States presented their paper and the best paper award was won by Mrs. Sonia RBD’ Souza from Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University. Participation certificates for the delegates and the paper presenters were distributed during valediction by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham. The conference came to an end with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Kalpana, Treasurer, Alumni Association of PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore.
An Alumni Reunion was organized followed by the Graduation Ceremony. Mrs. Leena J, President, presented the alumni report. Ms. Roselin Myvizhi J.E. welcomed the gathering. Mrs. Kalpana P presented the treasurer report for the previous year. Election was conducted for the post of Secretary and Ms. Kondal Devi A was elected as the Secretary for the next two years. Tree planting was done in front of the hostel. The meeting adjourned at 12.45 p.m.
PSG IMS&R had organized a health exhibition stall as a part of Silver Jubilee Celebration in the name of Nalam 2010. It was a three day programme scheduled from 8th October to 10th October 2010 at PSG IMS&R Auditorium. It was inaugurated by Honourable Minister Thriru Pongalur Palaniswamy and presided by District Collector Dr.Umanath I.A.S. Our Trustee Shri G.Rangaswamy welcomed the Chief Guest of the stall started with the good screening, BMI, height, weitht and bone density to all the public.
Cosponsored by HRDG Division, CSIR, New Delhi, TNSCST, Chennai The workshop on research designs, constructs, conducts and critique, was initiated with the idea of diffusing the philosophy of research designs and its implications. Dr.Radha Krishnan, Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, in his chief guest address during the inaugural expressed the abundance of knowledge and practice of research and the need for intellectual congruence of research designs in Social and Health sciences, as the Physical Sciences overlie on experimentation as they deal with products, but the Health Sciences are more concerned with Human Beings.
Rtd. Prof. Dr.C.P. Prakasam, Department of Public Health and Mortality Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai in his key note address acknowledged the realities of conducting the research in Health Sciences and the decision to decipher the design component. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, expressed the significance and responsibility of the research department to programme and propose the issue of research methodology and especially the research designs. Dr.Subhadra Iyengar, in introduction to the theme of the workshop pronounced the need to understand the design component, its implications and the skills in designing the research studies in Health Sciences.
The scientific session began with Dr.Prakasam addressing on the Qualitative research approach to health from social context. He imparted the critical issues and contributory mechanism of qualitative research and with citations from various research in AIDS and HIV, and gender related reproductive health and social attributions associated with them expressed the richness of qualitative approach to conduct of health research. The type of qualitative research was also listed and explained in detail by him in later session.
Prof.Elizabrth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing, in her attempt to Qualitative designs, Principles, and Practice determinately pronounced that everything can not be just quantified. With esthetic pictures of Crying Baby and Dancing Folk, she put a thought provoking question in the minds of the audience whether measuring in quantam is alone crucial compare to the understanding the phemenon as it exists in its natural setting. She involved the students in by making them do some small exercises. Dr.Subhadra Iyengar in her topic on Quantitative research designs, principles and practice went on emphasizing the cause and effect relationship while testing of hypothesis. She also expressed the need to identify the variables of the study, understand the nature and its influence, and the need to be cautious about internal and external threat to the study, the steps and skills to minimize the same. The session ended with online quiz.
Then Dr.Thomas V Chacko, HOD of Community Medicine and MET Department, PSG IMSR balanced by establishing the distinguished characteristics, advantages, disadvantages of both the approach and recommended for combination, namely mixed match method.
From here, the sessions started and flittered into specific design with quantitative approach. Dr.Thanga Pandian, Lecturer, Dept of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, in his deliberation on Survey design made the participants probe into surveying the personality of each which gave two expressions, one self introspection and the other technique of applying survey Design to studies.
Dr.Jemima Mohana Kumar, Professor, Department of Nutrition, PSG College of Arts and Science, explained with exercise about the Descriptive designs and their focus. Mrs. Beena Chacko, Associate Professor, in Medical surgical Nursing and HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing, PSG College of Nursing dealt with examples, the time dimensional designs and their significance in assessing the impact of Lung Cancer and Smoking.
Then, the deliberation on Experimental Designs was made by Dr.Ramamurthy Professor and Head of Department of Biotechnology, PSG Institute of Technology. He lectured in detail the principles, practice, types and implication of experimental designs. Dr.Ramalingam, Principal and Professor of Pharmacology, of PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, with examples and critical probing with the audience explained the case study, case control and RCT designs in medical research. Dr.Bhuvaneshwarn, Medical Director, PSG Super Specialty Hospitals gave birds view of Clinical Trials and citations were from the numerous researches conducted by him.
Prof.G.Malarvizhi, Head of Pediatric Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing, addressed with her profound knowledge on Pre test Post test control group and Solomon Four group design, in health sciences.
Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice- Principal, PSG College of Nursing made the delegates practice the design techniques by practically making them relax and define the principles, practice of one group pre and post design. She also stressed on internal and external validity and minimization of the same.
Dr. Ramanathan, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, PSG College of Pharmacy specified, classified and expressed the need of quasi experimental research design in health sciences, especially when dealing with behavioral issues. From there, the session was handled by Prof.Tamil Selvi, Head of Medical-Surgical Nursing Department, on Non Equivalent Design, and she maximized the extent to which these designs bring down to earth results.
The third day was linked to the first day session, as Dr.Vidya Ramachandran, in depth with research studies on epidemiological aspects explained about qualitative research and its significance in epidemiology and transformation of the approach to quantitative. It was thought provoking and mind storming session.
Then the workshop started on Group task with different situation and the representatives from each group presented the design components. Later the papers were presentated by Delegates, where also there was a stress on identification of variables, structuring the design, assessing internal and external threats to studies and the measures to control the same.
The best paper presentation award was conferred to Dr.Reshmi Sharin, Ayurveda College, Coimbatore, who presented on Double Blind Research Study. The three days task helped in overcoming the misnorms of design construction and gave crystal clear picture of the method of drawing the research design. The workshop was valedected with a speech from Dr.Vidhya Ramachandran, and report from Dr.Subhadra Iyengar. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, presented the award for best paper presentation. Mrs. Kalaimathi, Assistant Professor, PSG College of Nursing, extended the vote of thanks.
The world breast feeding week was celebrated by PSG College of Nursing along with PSG Hospitals. The Obstetrical and gynecological nursing department paediatric nursing department and NSS Unit of PSG College of Nursing organized the different programmes during the week.
After the inauguration on 1st August 2009, poster competition was conducted on the theme of breast feeding week Breast feeding a vital emergency. Are you ready? On 3rd August 2009, a role play and a health talk with demonstration were given to mothers at OG Ward, PSG Hospitals. The same programme was repeated on 4th August at SLM Maternity Centre. On 5th August, a health talk was given to antenatal and post natal mothers attending OG OPD of PSG Hospitals.
On 6th August, role play and a health talk was given to mothers admitted at ESI Hospitals, Coimbatore. The same day, a well baby and mothers contest was conducted on the basis of exclusively breastfed baby.
On 7th August, an elocution competition was organized. Staff nurses and student’s nurses participated and prizes were distributed during the valediction by Smt. Nandini Rangaswamy, the chief guest of the day.
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The Emergency Nursing Congress 2009 was conducted as part of INDUS-EM Annual Summit 2009 on 28th and 29th October 2009. There were around 350 delegates from all over India. International faculties were invited for the conference. The invited nursing faculties were Ms. Theresa Tavernero, Team Health, USA, Mrs. Gila Gyams, Trauma Coordinator, RHCC, Haifa, Israel, Prof.Ravikumar, HOD of Emergency Nursing, CMCH, Vellore and Dr.Sanjeev Boi and AIIMS Team. During the two days delebrations, the following topics were dealt by different faculty: Leadership in emergency department, team work, management of poly trauma, mass causality and preparedness of hospitals and ED, Quality control in Emergency Nursing and Pre-Hospital services.
On the second day, there was a competition conducted for the nurses and PG students through case presentations of given emergency situations. During the afternoon session, Dr.Sanjeev Bhoi and his team from AIIMS conducted the skill station training on basic cardiac life support. The ENCON came to an end at 4.45 p.m. on 29.10.2009.
The 11th Graduation Ceremony of the PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 11.9.2009 at 5 p.m. Mr. P.Sivanandi, Inspector General and Commissioner of Police was invited as the Chief Guest of the solumn ceremony. Smt. Nandini Rangaswamy, Correspondent, Krishnammal group of Educational Institutions graced the occasions.
During the Graduation Ceremony, 45 members from the eleventh batch of B.Sc. Nursing and 6 members from the fourth batch of M.Sc. (N) received their degree. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing extended a warm welcome to the invitees, graduates and others. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presented the college report and delivered the message to the graduates. Dr.S.Ramalingam, Principal, PSG IMS&R presided over the function.
During the Chief Guest Address, Mr. Sivanandi IG and Commissioner of Police stressed on the communication skills and an attitude to help others. He shared his life experiences and motivated the young graduates to shine in their career. The chief guest distributed the certificates to the Graduates and Post Graduates.
Prof.G.Malarvizhi, HOD of Paediatric Nursing department called out the winners of various awards and prizes. Prizes were distributed to the class toppers from all the 4 batches and the subject toppers from the graduating batch were acknowledged with prizes.
Among the graduates, Miss. Joshi Terrentia was awarded with the most prestigious award of Best Outgoing Graduate award. Ms. Meena.P was awarded as the Best Academic Graduate and Miss. Joshi Terrentia received the Best Clinical Nurse Award.
Among the Post Graduates, Miss. Vembu of 2007 batch received the Best Academic Post Graduate award and Mrs. Smitha Soman was awarded with Best Researcher and Best Clinical Nurse award.
The programme came to an end with the formal words of gratitude from Mrs. Christy Mekala.V, Professor and the organizing Secretary of the function at 6.15 p.m.
The zonal level intercollegiate nursing quiz competition was conducted on 23.11.2009. The quiz programme was organized by Medical Surgical Nursing Department and Fundamentals of Nursing Department. Nursing students from over Tamilnadu, two colleges from Kerala and one college from Karnataka participated in the preliminary round. In total, 15 colleges took part in the preliminary test and 5 colleges qualified for the final quiz programme.
The Zenith 2009 was declared open by Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, principal, PSG College of Nursing. The Quiz Mistresses Mrs. Beena Chacko, HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing Department and Prof.A.Tamilselvi, HOD of Medical Surgical Nursing Department conducted the quiz in a smooth and interesting manner.
The valedictory session started with formal welcome by Prof.A.Tamilselvi, the organizing Secretary of the programme. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing presided over the function. The Chief Guest of the day Dr.Prem Kumar, HOD of General Surgery, PSG Hospitals addressed the students and emphasized on the importance of nursing care in health care setting. Dr.Prem Kumar distributed the prizes to the winners. The first prize and the rolling trophy was won by St.Johns College of Nursing, Bangalore, the II prize by KMCH College of Nursing and III prize by College of Nursing, Madras Medical College, Chennai. The programme came to an end at 4.45 p.m. with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Beena Chacko, Associate Professor, HOD of Fundamentals of Nursing Department, PSG College of Nursing.
The lamp lighting ceremony of 2009 batch of B.Sc. Nursing students was conducted on 11th December 2009 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Prof.Mabel Shivkar, Principal, RVS College of Nursing was invited as the Chief Guest of the occasion. Following the formal welcome by Mrs. Beena Chacko, Associate Professor, PSG College of Nursing, the Principal of PSG College of Nursing Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham addressed the new nursing students. The President of the function, Dr.Vimal Kumar Govindan, Medical Director, PSG IMS&R Hospital gave the presidential address. The chief guest Prof.Mabel Shivkar and Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, passed over the lights to the first year B.Sc. Nursing. Prof.T.Nirmala, Vice-Principal, PSG College of Nursing lead the students in taking the nurses pledge.
The chief guest of the day, Prof.Mabel Shivkar, addressed the students and emphasized on 10 qualities a nurse must posses and how to build on those qualities. The programme came to an end with the words of gratitude from Mrs. Leena J, Asst. Professor, PSG College of Nursing.
ISO external auditing was conducted by Auditors from BSI on 21.02.2007 for the 2 nd continuing assessment. The auditing went on successfully and smoothly. No non conformances were identified. The auditors congratulated the Principal that QMS followed in PSG College of Nursing is a very mature system.
International Nurses Day was preponed and celebrated on 08.05.2009 by the Student Nurses Association due to the vacation of students. A debate was conducted on the topic People choose Nurse Service oriented or salary oriented. The Programme began with the welcome speech by Ms. Anurama of 2005 Batch. Following that Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing gave an inspiring speech on Nurses Day theme. The debate began with the introductory speech by Mrs. Meera Saravanan, Associate Professor, and Department of Psychiatric Nursing. The debate was not only enjoyable but also thought provoking for the audience. Following the debate, prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions which were conducted as a part of International Nurses Day celebration.
The Intramural sports of PSG College of Nursing was conducted on 14.03.2009 at 9 a.m. Mrs. N.Kamini, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and Traffic, Coimbatore City Police was the chief guest of the sports meet. In her speech, she emphasized on the need for increase of stamina through regular exercise and physical fitness for a nurse. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing welcomed the chief guest and wished the students for their success. After the declaration of sports meet open by the chief guest, the sports events for the staff and students started. The individual over all championship was won by Ms. Nirosha of 2006 batch. The group overall trophy was won by the first year B.Sc. Nursing (2008 batch) students of PSG College of Nursing.
PSG College of Nursing conducted a workshop on Current Trends in Oncology Nursing on 11.02.2009 to update the health care professional on clinical issues and current trends in cancer practice.
Eminents from Cancer Centre, GKNM Hospital namely Dr.M.Nagarajan, Dr.A.Rajkumar and Dr.Suthintharakannan highlighted the recent advances of diagnosis of cancer, advancements in cancer treatment and stem cell therapy. Dr.Ramamoorthy of PSG College of Technology emphasized on the role of human genetics in prevention of cancer. Mrs. P.Chitra, Associate Professor, Amrita College of Nursing, Ernakulam stressed on the role of nurse in palliative care.
More than 200 participants from all over Tamilnadu attended the workshop including students, teachers and health professionals.
PSG College of nursing conducted an intercollegiate competition on 20th June 2008 to commemorate the World Environment Day on the theme Co2- Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon Economy in order to sensitize the students on issues related global warming, climate change and its impact, irrational use of energy and improper waste disposal and menace of plastic. The various events were Photo exhibition, Poster Presentation and painting with a theme NATURE INCREDIBLE. Other competitions were essay writing both in English and the state language Tamil based on international theme. Quiz programme was organized on all aspects orienting to the international theme. 134 students from various colleges participated and three best were awarded in each event. Participants were acknowledged with a certificate. A Documentary was telecasted for the whole day. Students were enthusiastic not only in participating but in knowing about the eco system and find ways to restore nature for better future.
World Health Day Celebration With Psychiatric Expo – 2008 Déjà Vu And International Day For Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking By Psychiatric Nursing Department III Year B.Sc. Nursing PHOENIX group of students conducted EXPO2008 named “DÉJÀ VU” meaning Familiar Of Unfamiliar Things on 28.05.2008 at PSG hospitals, on 29.05.2008 at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, Coimbatore and on 05.06.2008 at PSG College Of Nursing, Coimbatore.
The Workshop “TRAUMA CARE- LEARNING THROUGH SIMULATION” was organized on 4thJuly 2008 at PSG IMS & R Auditorium. It was sponsored by TNSCST, Chennai and NCSTC, ICMR, New Delhi. 64 delegates (7 UG students, 47 PG students, 7 staff nurses and 3 Faculty members) of various colleges of Nursing from Tamilnadu attended the workshop. On the 3rd of July around 10 saplings were planted in our PSG campus. Trauma is being the leading cause of the death and the nurses being the fundamental components of direct trauma care, PSG College of Nursing has felt the need to organize this workshop for faculty and students of Nursing to empower knowledge and skill on trauma care. During scientific session Prof.T.S.Ravikumar, Head of Emergency Nursing Department, CMC, Vellore spoke on Trauma Biomechanics, Stress Management in EMT and Skills station on Transportation and Immobilization techniques. Appropriate use of immobilization devices and instruments during EMT was demonstrated. After this session, the delegates were given an opportunity to practice those techniques to get hands on experiences in early management of trauma. We had resource persons to speak on musculoskeletal injuries, Airway, Breathing and Circulation management. Pediatric Trauma Management. The 4th year B Sc nursing students, simulated through scenario on early management of trauma in both do’s and don’ts way of treating the trauma victims and depicted the stress among health care professionals during emergency The scenario was lauded by the delegates for its likeliness to the real life situation. The delegates expressed that the skills they gained through this workshop will be useful in their nursing practice..
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