NURS-181 Nursing Care of Adults with Physiological Alterations
This course introduces the learner to nursing care of adults with physiologic alterations and conditions commonly encountered in the acute care setting. The course concentrates on nursing care knowledge related to the following alterations and conditions: the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, the urinary system, the gastrointestinal tract, and neurosensory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine functions. Nursing care related to surgical and medical management of selected health conditions is addressed. Additional topics relevant to Care of Adults are considered, including and not limited to: preventive, therapeutic, and restorative conditions in adults, health and healthcare implications associated with injury, and palliative care. Concepts integrated into the course content include: the nursing process, critical thinking, clinical judgment, ethical decision-making, research, evidence-based nursing practice, multidisciplinary collaboration, cultural sensitivity, and professional role development. Clinical learning experiences emphasize care of patients in an acute care setting and skill acquisition for professional nursing practice.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: NURS-015 & HSCI-202 (Trad) OR NURS-204. NURS-171 or -172 concurrent
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