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Care Of The Medical-surgical Patient

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This course prepares students to function as registered nurses in the care of medical‐surgical patients. Critical thinking, clinical judgment, and evidence‐based decision making in the management of safe patient care are emphasized.

This undergraduate-level course is 10 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 6
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 10 weeks

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    Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing and Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    • Evaluate effectiveness of medical-surgical patient care interventions.
    • Utilize an appropriate documentation system to record medical-surgical patient care.
    • Include basic concepts of complementary and alternative healing practice in planning culturally sensitive patient care using Watson’s theory of human caring.
    • Determine appropriate nursing interventions for the nursing care of the preoperative and postoperative patient.
    • Correlate impairment of sensory perception with optimal care of patients with alteration of skin integrity, musculoskeletal function, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, acid-balance, impaired renal function, and/or impaired respiratory function.
    • Compare and contrast barriers to adequate pain control.
    • Determine nursing interventions that reduce risk of infection.
    • Demonstrate appropriate nursing care skills for the medical-surgical patient.
    • Integrate nursing knowledge and skills with care of the medical-surgical patient.
    • Demonstrate appropriate ongoing health assessment of the medical-surgical patient.
    • Interpret diagnostic and assessment findings to plan appropriate nursing care for the medical-surgical patient.
    • Collaborate with health care professionals to address medical-surgical patient health issues.
    • Use the nursing process to apply culturally sensitive medical-surgical nursing interventions.
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