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PNSG1510 – Practical Nursing Foundations pdf

Credits: 5 (3/2/0)
Description: This course introduces key concepts of teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, professional identity and behavior, patient-centered and relationship-centered care, nursing judgment, evidence-based practice, managing care of the individual patient, informatics and technology. This course includes an introduction to the theoretical foundation for basic nursing skills and focused assessments. Skills and assessments are demonstrated in the laboratory setting. An introduction to the nursing process provides the student with a beginning framework for decision making.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program
Corequisites: None
  1. Discuss how caring communication skills facilitate the nursing process in the provision of culturally sensitive patient care across the age span and in various health care settings.
  2. Apply effective communication skills when working with interprofessional teams, documenting care and reporting to appropriate team members.
  3. Identify ways to plan, organize and provide quality nursing care in cooperation with other team members while utilizing established plans of care.
  4. Recognize patient care concerns and methods to improve patient care, environmental safety, customer service and patient satisfaction.
  5. Perform appropriate infection control techniques in the lab setting.
  6. Demonstrate basic nursing skills using proper techniques and measures to ensure patient safety.
  7. Demonstrate focused assessment using proper techniques and measures that ensure patient safety.
  8. Demonstrate accurate use of restorative and rehabilitative principles and devices in the lab setting.
  9. Identify emergency procedures in health care settings.
  10. Accurately document the provision and outcomes of patient care in the lab setting.
  11. Identify technology applications to access reliable evidence-based resources, reduce reliance on memory and enhance competency within the practice setting.
  12. Describe personal integrity, professional boundaries and behaviors related to established codes of ethics, nurse practice acts and legal frameworks.
  13. Identify health care worker roles and responsibilities within the health care setting.
  14. Identify patient care concepts and relationships to provide care that is safe for the nurse and the patient.
  15. Provide examples of health care information that reinforce established teaching plans.
MnTC goal areas: None

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