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PNN 537 - Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing of the Adult


Prerequisites:
BIO151, BIO168, BIO173, BIO186, EDU160, PNN113, PNN231, PNN404
Institutional
11 credit(s)

Nursing Care of the Adult Client applies a systematic approach for the comprehensive coverage by the licensed practical nurse (LPN) of the care of adults with disorders requring medical and surgical management. Each unit covers a body system and begins with asssesment, age-related changes, diagnostic tests and procedures and common therapeutic measures that are related to the body system discussed. Specific disorders and nursing care are then discussed. Students continue to develop skills using NANDA terminology and the nursing process.  There are associated clinical components required with this course.



Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize the steps of the nursing process including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions and evaluating interventions in the role of the LPN to assist the RN with patients diagnosed with medical-surgical disorders.

 2. Collaborate with the health care team to provide culturally sensitive care for the patient with musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

3. Assist the health care team by demonstrating effective communication in educating the patient and family in the care and management of musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

4. Assist the health care team by using critical thinking skills in implementing nursing interventions to help patients and families cope with the psychosocial impact of musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

5. Assist in creating an evidence based plan of care for patients with musculoskeletal, cardiac, hematological, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, urinary, integumentary, emergency care and bioterroism disorders.

6. Develop competence with current technology to facilitate confidential clinical documentation



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