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PNSG1530 – Nursing Care of Adults II pdf

Credits: 5 (2/3/0)
Description: This course focuses on the care of adults with common medical and surgical health problems. Emphasis is on physiological disorders that require management in an acute care facility. Application of pathophysiology, nutrition and pharmacology is applied to co-morbid diseases within each topic area. Additional emphasis includes advanced alterations in fluid and electrolytes, oxygenation, cardiac output and tissue perfusion, regulation and metabolism, cognition and sensation, immunity, integument, mobility, reproduction, ingestion, digestion, absorption, elimination, excretion, pre and post-operative care and oncology.
Prerequisites: BIOL2260 AND PSYC2222 AND PNSG1500 AND PNSG1510 AND PNSG1512 AND PNSG1514
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Use the nursing process to collect data and contribute to the established plan of care for the adult patient with common medical and surgical health problems.
  2. Outline barriers to communication and learning for individual patients when providing health care information or reinforcing teaching plans.
  3. Identify the role of the practical nurse in caring for diverse individuals across the lifespan.
  4. Use focused assessment data to select interventions from an established plan of care for the adult patient with common medical and surgical health problems.
  5. Differentiate interventions within an established plan of care to address potential and actual patient complications experienced by the adult patient.
  6. Provide rationales for prioritized nursing judgments for the adult patient with common medical and surgical health problems.
  7. Apply knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology and nutrition to the care of adult patients with common medical and surgical health problems.
  8. Use reliable evidence-based journals and online databases to compare information related to the care of adults with medical and surgical health problems.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency and safety in nursing skills related to the care of the adult patient.
  10. Perform intravenous nursing skills proficiently and safely in the lab setting.
  11. Exhibit professional behavior, teamwork and collaboration with peers and faculty in the lab setting.
  12. Differentiate priorities of care for individual patients with co-morbid diseases.
  13. Identify effective communication techniques related to the chronically ill adult.
  14. Apply knowledge of current intravenous therapy practices according to infusion standards.
  15. Define the practical nurse role in the delivery of intravenous therapy for the adult patient.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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