A continuation of presentation of nursing interventions and concepts required for adult patients with complex medical-surgical disorders. Emphasizes advanced assessment, analysis, nursing judgment, and nursing accountability. The focus is on adult patients with multiple complex requirements. Geriatric considerations are presented and integrated throughout. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites HNR 221
and HNR 241
with a grade of 2.5 or higher, HNR 242
with an S.
Corequisites HNR 248
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Integrates safe pharmacological and nursing care for patients with complex medical-surgical disorders.
- Employs an understanding of evidence-based practice guidelines for complex medical-surgical disorders.
- Differentiates pathophysiologic deviations inherent in complex medical-surgical disorders including special concerns of the geriatric population.
- Utilizes nursing interventions that embrace standards for nursing practice, established policies and procedures, and/or legal and ethical parameters.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Contrasts communication techniques for effective interaction with patients, families and other health team members.
Learning How to Learn:
- Coordinates family needs and interventions to provide holistic care, from admission through discharge planning.
- Examines course content utilizing strategies to prepare for standardized comprehensive testing.