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Auxiliary Nurse and Midwives(ANM)


General Objectives:

The purpose of the ANM/FHW course is to prepare an ANM to function at community level/village with specific skills to fulfill the health needs of the community. She will be an active link between the community and the health care system.

On completion of the course, the ANM/FHW will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the concept of holistic health and understand the influence of socioeconomic and environmental factors on the health status of the community.
  2. Identify health problems/needs and resources in the community and mobilize social support for active participation of the community in health care activities.
  3. Provide preventive, promotive, restorative and emergency health care to individuals and community as required.
  4. Provide treatment of minor ailments.
  5. Provide skilled midwifery services to all mothers in the community and refer mothers at risk to hospitals.
  6. Render skilled child care services at home, clinic and school.
  7. Guide/Train birth attendants, anganwadi workres (AWW)s , other community health activists and volunteers.
  8. Provide need-based information and counselling related to health of individuals, family and groups.
  9. Participate in all the national health and family welfare programmes at community level.
  10. Act as a team member in the health care delivery system.
  11. Coordinate and collaborate with the other health team members and community based organizations,non-govt. organizations (NGO) and village administration.
  12. Manage the health centre including equipments and supplies, and maintain the records in order to provide quality based people friendly services.
  13. Updates knowledge and skills for professional and personal growth.
  14. Provide skilled care to all neonates in community and refer neonates at risk to the appropriate levels.

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