Jan 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Course Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Course Catalog
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ADN 551 - Adult Health Nursing

Credits: 7
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 9
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Provides an in-depth study of nursing care and therapeutic interventions for adults with complex health problems. The student applies management, collaboration and clinical decision-making skills.
Prerequisite: ADN 611 , ADN 416 , ADN 474 , SOC 110  
Competencies
  1. Apply the nursing process when caring for clients with complex health problems
    1. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with a metabolic/digestive disorder
    2. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with metabolic/digestive disorders
    3. Correlate client?s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology of metabolic/digestive disorders
    4. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with a metabolic/digestive disorder
    5. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    6. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with a sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    7. Correlate client’s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology of sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    8. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with a sensory/cognition/perceptual disorder
    9. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with a perfusion disorder
    10. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with perfusion disorders
    11. Correlate client?s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology perfusion disorders
    12. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with perfusion disorders
    13. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with an oxygenation disorder
    14. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with oxygenation disorders
    15. Correlate client’s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology of oxygenation disorders.
    16. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with oxygenation disorders
    17. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with a burn injury
    18. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with a burn injury
    19. Correlate client’s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology of burns
    20. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with a burn injury
    21. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with immunosuppressive disorders
    22. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with immunosuppressive disorders
    23. Correlate client’s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology of immunosuppressive disorders
    24. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with immunosuppressive disorders
    25. Examine concepts of health promotion/maintenance/illness prevention for a client with a client with a renal disorder
    26. Analyze pathophysiology for a client with a renal disorder
    27. Correlate client’s signs and symptoms to pathophysiology of renal disorders
    28. Assess the results of diagnostic tests for a client with renal disorders
    29. Assess clients comprehensively
    30. Formulate a nursing plan of care based on knowledge of the interrelationships among assessment findings, client’s medical condition, and prescribed treatments and medications
    31. Utilize comprehensive data to determine client problems
    32. Identify relationships between and among client needs
    33. Implement the nursing plan of care
    34. Evaluate effectiveness of nursing plan of care
    35. Revise nursing plan of care as necessary
    36. Incorporate client teaching into nursing plan of care
    37. Assess client’s prior knowledge
    38. Actively involve client/family in identifying learning needs
    39. Provide ongoing comprehensive teaching to clients
    40. Document thoroughly and accurately client’s condition and progress towards expected outcomes
  2. Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to provide continuity of health care
    1. Describe collaborative care for a client with metabolic/digestive disorders
    2. Describe collaborative care for a client with sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    3. Describe collaborative care for a client with perfusion disorders
    4. Describe collaborative care for a client with oxygenation disorders
    5. Describe collaborative care for a client with a burn
    6. Describe collaborative care for a client with immunosuppressive disorders
    7. Describe collaborative care for a client with renal disorders
    8. Collaborate with other members of health care team in order to achieve desired client outcomes
  3. Implement therapeutic interventions for clients with complex health care problems
    1. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with a metabolic/digestive disorder
    2. Implement appropriate nursing management for the client with metabolic/digestive disorders
    3. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    4. Implement appropriate nursing management for the client with sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    5. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with perfusion disorders
    6. Implement appropriate nursing management for the client with perfusion disorders
    7. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with oxygenation disorders
    8. Implement appropriate nursing management for the client with oxygenation disorders
    9. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with burns
    10. Implement appropriate nursing management for the client with burns
    11. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with immunosuppressive disorders
    12. Implement appropriate nursing management for the client with immunosuppressive disorders
    13. Summarize actions, side effects and nursing implications of pharmaceutical agents commonly administered to a client with renal disorders
    14. Implement appropriate nursing management for a client with renal disorders
    15. Administer medications safely and monitors client response to drug therapy
    16. Verbalize possible interactions and adverse effect when multiple drugs are given concurrently
    17. Accurately calculate IV infusions and medicated drips
    18. Demonstrate increasing proficiency with advanced nursing skills
  4. Demonstrate clinical decision making skills for clients with complex health problems
    1. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with metabolic/digestive disorders
    2. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with sensory/cognition/perceptual disorders
    3. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with perfusion disorders
    4. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with oxygenation disorders
    5. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with burns
    6. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with immunosuppressive disorders
    7. Evaluate expected outcomes and discharge care for the client with renal disorders
    8. Apply nursing knowledge in clinical decision-making
    9. Incorporate knowledge of medical condition (complications/risks), diagnostic results, and pharmacologic agents into clinical decision-making
    10. Use critical thinking to analyze relationships in the clinical area
  5. Demonstrate management skills in the delivery of care for individuals and groups
    1. Manage care for a group of clients including assessments, med administration, treatments and procedures, and documentation on the client’s medical record
    2. Competently supervise a team of peers
    3. Effectively prioritize nursing care for multiple clients
    4. Delegate appropriately
    5. Recognize clients and situations requiring immediate attention
    6. Assume more active role in ensuring prescribed plan of care is implemented by self and others
    7. Make certain that delegated cares and treatments are completed
    8. Ensure diagnostic, laboratory tests are completed and results appropriately acted on
    9. Monitor physician orders and implement as necessary
    10. Evaluate self and peers



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