May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
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NURSE 106 - Med-Surg I

Credits: 5
Provides an overview of the care and management of clients with urinary, cancer, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, acid-base, and integumentary disorders. Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, medical management, nutrition, and geriatric implications are studied. Principles of pharmacology, medication administration, diagnostic testing, patient safety, and nursing process will be integrated to assist the client’s return to health and function.

Enrollment Requirement: NURSE 104  and NURSE 105  with grades of 2.5 or higher; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 107 ; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $100.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify normal/abnormal pathophysiology of common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  2. Discuss the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, medical management of common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  3. Describe the role of the nurse, using the nursing process, when caring for the client with common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  4. Identify nutrition and health promotion activities related to the common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  5. Examines the indications, implications, side effects, contraindications, patient teaching and safety precautions for clients receiving medication related to course theory content.

Program Outcomes
  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in clinical judgment that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial sciences, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
  3. Participate in collaboration and teamwork with the inter-professional team, the client, and the client’s support persons to provide and improve client care and communication.
  4. Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  5. Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  6. Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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