2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 162 Nursing Skills in Complex-Chronic Illnesses Lab (1 credit)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Course Description
Nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Includes a focus on assessments of patients across the lifespan, formulating nursing diagnoses, and documentation related to selected alterations discussed in complex-chronic illnesses, with an emphasis on common nursing psychomotor skills.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply the nursing process and how it affects patient-centered care of complex-chronic illnesses across the lifespan
2. Identify examples of how team functioning impacts safety and quality of care
3. Perform nursing care and clinical skills/procedures for adult patients within acceptable nursing standards
4. Summarize the process for quality improvement in the patient care setting
5. Teach effective use of strategies to reduce risk of harm to self or others
6. Apply technology and information management tools to support safe processes of care including protecting patient health information
7. Demonstrate functions within an electronic health record.

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