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PNN 152 - Nursing Practice I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 3
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Introduces nursing care of clients with common health problems with a focus on health assessment, standardized plan of care, therapeutic interventions, safety and basic communication. Includes lab and practicum applications.
Prerequisite: PNN 151 , PNN 153  
Competencies
  1. Interpret abnormal findings when performing a systematic assessment.
    1. Interpret assessment data related to safety and infection control.
    2. Interpret assessment data related to comfort and sleep
    3. Interpret assessment data related to the integumentary system.
    4. Interpret assessment data related to nutrition
    5. Utilize assessment data to determine clients at nutritional risk.
    6. Interpret assessment data related to hydration.
    7. Utilize assessment data to determine clients at risk for fluid and electrolyte imbalance
    8. Interpret assessment data related to elimination
    9. Interpret assessment data related to oxygenation and circulation
    10. Interpret assessment data related to mobility
    11. Utilize assessment data to determine clients at risk for impaired mobility
    12. Interpret assessment data for the pre and post-operative client
    13. Collect assessment data on assigned clients
    14. Communicate abnormal/normal findings
    15. Follow-up with needed ongoing assessments based on findings
  2. Implement a standardized plan of care for clients with common health problems
    1. Interpret a plan for care for clients with safety and infection control needs
    2. Interpret a plan for care for clients with comfort/sleep needs
    3. Interpret a plan for care for clients with integumentary needs.
    4. Interpret a plan for care for clients with nutritional needs.
    5. Interpret a plan for care for clients with hydration needs.
    6. Interpret a plan for care for clients with elimination needs
    7. Interpret a plan for care for clients with oxygenation/circulation needs
    8. Interpret a plan for care for clients with mobility needs
    9. Interpret a plan for care for peri-operative clients.
    10. Explain the concept of peri-operative nursing care
    11. Determine appropriate plan of care for assigned clients
    12. Incorporate alterations in client treatments/plan of care
    13. Report client response to care and other pertinent healthcare information to appropriate person(s).
  3. Implement therapeutic interventions for clients with predictable health problems
    1. Implement interventions that promote comfort and sleep
    2. Apply non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions to promote comfort and sleep
    3. Implement interventions that facilitate maintenance/restoration of the integumentary system
    4. Demonstrate procedures to promote wound healing
    5. Implement interventions to promote nutritional balance
    6. Demonstrate procedures to promote nutritional balance
    7. Implement interventions to promote fluid balance
    8. Demonstrate procedures to promote fluid balance
    9. Implement interventions that facilitate elimination.
    10. Demonstrate procedures to facilitate elimination
    11. Employ measures that facilitate oxygenation and circulation.
    12. Demonstrate procedures that promote oxygenation and circulation
    13. Implement interventions for clients with impaired mobility
    14. Implement interventions that optimize the quality of care to surgical clients
    15. Implement interventions in the clinical setting using established criteria.
    16. Complete client care in a timely manner
  4. Apply principles of safety in the clinical setting
    1. Apply principles of safety and infection control
    2. Differentiate between medical and surgical asepsis
    3. Implement interventions that promote safety and infection control
    4. Maintain a safe environment by recognizing hazards and removing or minimizing them
    5. Demonstrate principles of asepsis
  5. Utilize basic communication techniques
    1. Illustrate the application of teaching/learning principles of the surgical client
    2. Respond therapeutically to client and family
    3. Initiate appropriate, individualized communication



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