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PNN 427 - Introduction to Maternal Child Nursing Care

BIO151, BIO168, BIO173, BIO186, EDU160, PNN113, PNN231, PNN404

2 credit(s)

This course includes health teaching related to the study of family centered nursing care in obstetrics and pediatrics. The obstetrical portion includes the study of preconception; pregnancy and major complications; the birth process; postpartum nursing care; and newborn care. The pediatric portion includes the application of principles of human growth and development in the provision of nursing care to families with infants, children, or adolescents. The study of nursing care for the prevention and treatment of common pediatric disorders is highlighted. The clinical component for obstetrics and pediatrics will include the incorporation of lab simulation

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize the steps of the nursing process, including assessment, establishing goals, planning interventions, and evaluating said interventions for pregnant women before, during and after delivery.

2. Collaborate with the inter-professional team to provide input in the management of care for pregnant clients before, during and after delivery.

3. Educate the family and patient regarding available resources for the care and management of mother and child before, during and after labor and delivery.

4. Implement nursing interventions to help patients and families cope with the psychosocial impact brought on by parenthood.

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