NUR 143: Care of Acutely Ill Patients and Developing Families II

Credits 12
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Focuses on the care of patients with health problems related to neurological, hematological, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems, as well as conditions related to cancer, mental health, infectious diseases, and complications of obstetrics. Incorporates the role of the nurse in providing care to patients across the lifespan who are acutely ill. Includes the third skills laboratory section in the Nursing sequence.

Course Outcomes
  • Develop holistic individualized plans of care for patients with altered immunity, hematological/oncologic, urinary, neurological/cognitive, gastrointestinal, and reproductive, disorders.
  • Show evidence of an emerging understanding of psychobiological disorders, psychosocial trauma, and the obstetrical experience including antepartum, postpartum, and newborn adaptation.
  • Implement individual and group, evidenced-based health education plans incorporating culture, learning needs/readiness, and ability to learn.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and healthcare team members with emerging leadership and management skills.
  • Recognize situations requiring revision to the plan of care for assigned patients; report and initiate plan of care changes
  • Make decisions regarding patient care based on professional values and complying with legal/ethical standards.
  • Utilize assessment skills and communication techniques that promote effective and appropriate delegation.
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