NURS-381 Nursing Interventions & Concepts for Care of Adult
Fall for 2017-2018
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Summer for 2018
The focus of this course is on the 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, and health and healthcare implications associated with injury. Concepts integrated into the course content include: the nursing process, critical thinking, clinical judgment, critical decision-making, ethical decision-making, research, evidence-based nursing practice, multidisciplinary collaboration, cultural sensitivity, and development of the Clinical Nurse leadership role. Clinical learning experiences emphasize care of patients in an acute care setting and skill acquisition for professional nursing practice necessary to assume a leadership role.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: None
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