Care Of The Medical Surgical Client: Acute –

nur320

(4 credits)

This course builds on previous nursing knowledge and skills to expand into the professional nursing role related to the medical surgical client experiencing acute health care problems. Application of nursing roles as provider of care, advocate, teacher, and manager, through critical thinking, and restoration of health in adults is discussed. Theory based nursing practice will be utilized by the student to apply critical thinking pathways to individual heath problems. Students are required to successfully complete 60 clinical hours to pass the course.
This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Culturally Competent Care

  • Describe cultural and ethnic considerations that may affect a client's health.
  • Identify ways of incorporating culture into the nursing process.

Pain in the Medical Surgical Client

  • Define pain and the pathophysiological process.
  • Discuss the nurse's role and responsibility in pain management.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Sensory and Endocrine Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in sensory and endocrine health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in sensory and endocrine health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in sensory and endocrine health patterns.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Respiratory Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in respiratory health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in respiratory health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in respiratory health patterns.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Circulatory Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in circulatory health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in circulatory health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in circulatory health patterns.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Hematological and Immunological Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in hematological and immunological health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in hematological and immunological health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in hematological and immunological health patterns.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Neurological Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in neurological health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in neurological health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in neurological health patterns.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Genitourinary and Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in genitourinary and gastrointestinal health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in genitourinary and gastrointestinal health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in genitourinary and gastrointestinal health patterns.

Nursing Process and the Care of the Client with Acute Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Disorders

  • Apply the pathophysiological changes to client care for individuals experiencing alterations in musculoskeletal and integumentary health patterns.
  • Identify and describe the major treatment modalities, utilized in treating individuals experiencing alterations in musculoskeletal and integumentary health patterns.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication with individuals experiencing alterations in musculoskeletal and integumentary health patterns.

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