Course Number: NUR104
ESSENTIALS OF NURSING CARE: HEALTH SAFETY
This content focuses on the use of nursing process to provide and manage patient-centered care for persons across the lifespan. Therapeutic communication, stress and adaptation, and patient-teaching are discussed. Documenting and reporting nursing care and the use of informatics in health care are presented. The concepts of health promotion, maintenance, obtaining a health history and the techniques of physical assessment are presented. Attention to safe and effective care with respect to environmental safety needs, emergency preparedness, use of restraints, infection control and the prevention of pressure ulcers is explored. Pharmacology, safe medication administration and related nursing care are also addressed.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Written English, Life Span Developmental Psychology, Sociology, Anatomy and Physiology (all body systems), Microbiology, and College-level Math.
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