SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING CHARLOTTE, N.C. 1934

SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING CHARLOTTE, N.C.   1934

CHARLOTTE COOPERATIVE NURSING ASSOCIATION

FOREWORD

 To a brief summary of nursing activities for the last year we have added a few statistical items of life and death.

 Our nurses in their daily rounds find malnutrition, neglected treatment that leads to chronic ailments, venereal disease, mental disturbances resulting from fear and anxiety and a great load of ill health.

As we go forward to another year we hope not only to lower our mortality, but to raise our standard of health.

 

MATERNITY AND INFANCY

 The District Nurses made 2320 home visits to expectant Mothers.

 Statistics show that 1932 births were registered in the City.  937 of them were born in hospitals.  955 were cared for in their homes.  578 had skilled n nursing care during the lying-in period from our nurses.

 Our Staff Nurses, who are registered graduates, teach health while doing bedside nursing.

 2819 Health supervision home visits were made to babies in one year.

 

CIVITAN CHILD HEALTH STATIONS

 1485 children between the ages of one month and six years made 5778 visits to Health Centers.

  C.C.N. A.  Nurses spent 14 hours each week in 7 Well Baby Stations, 1 Sick Baby Clinic, and Tuberculosis Clinic.

 

 TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC

 875 Patients made 1317 visits to the Tuberculosis Clinic.

 

 IMMUNIZATION

 192+423 Children were immunized against diphtheria.

 

  ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLINESSES

 3852 Visits were made to actually ill patients at their homes.

 

 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

  96 Children were selected and sent to Mecklenburg.

  Sanatorium, from homes where there was or had been active tuberculosis, for chest x-rays.

 

 RESULT:

 52 Childhood type

  2 Adult types

26 Under observation

16 Negative

 

2904 Home visits were made to all types of tuberculosis.


DEATH

FROM ALL AGES: 

YEAR

WHITE

COLORED

TOTAL

1932

527

403

930

1933

507

450

957

1934

668

527

1197

 

INFANTS UNDER ONE YEAR

YEAR

WHITE

COLORED

TOTAL

1932

64

59

123

1933

63

65

128

1934

98

69

167

 

PELLAGRA:

YEAR

WHITE

COLORED

TOTAL

1932

 

 

10

1933

 

 

8

1934

10

5

15

 

TUBERCULOSIS:

YEAR

WHITE

COLORED

TOTAL

1932

16

47

63

1933

17

38

55

1934

28

59

87

 

ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED CHARITY LEAGUE

 CITY OF CHARLOTTE

 CIVITAN CLUB

 FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION

 GOODFELLOWS CLUB

 JUNIOR LEAGUE

 KIWANAS CLUB

 MEDICAL SOCIETY

 PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION

 ROTARY CLUB

 SCHOOL BOARD

 WOMANS CLUB

 

 PRESIDENT- Mrs.  E.A. Terrell

 VICE-PRES- Rev. J.L. Jackson

 SECRETARY- Mrs. C.N.G. Butt

 TREASURER- Mr. C.A. Cochran

 

STAFF PERSONNEL

 DIRECTOR- Miss Clara Ross

 SECRETARY- Miss Minnie Torrence

 

VISITING NURSES

 Miss Betty Henry

 Miss Alice Grier

 Miss Ida Reid Cohen

 Miss Carrie Neely

Nellie Landers

 Eunice Heilig

 Louise Mason

 Mary Wall

 

MATERNITY CLINIC NURSE

Miss Pattie Lee Biggers