2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 151 Medical/Surgical Nursing- Simple-Chronic Illnesses (4 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Course Description
Applying evidenced-based nursing concepts, theories, and pathophysiology for health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of patients experiencing simple-chronic illnesses across the lifespan.

Student Outcomes
1) Apply multiple dimensions of patient-centered care for the individuals with simple-chronic illnesses across the lifespan including: disease pathophysiology; patient/family/community preferences, values; coordination and integration of care; information, communication and education; physical comfort and emotional support; involvement of family and friends; transition and continuity of care. 
2) Identify the contributions of others on the healthcare team in helping patient/family achieve health goals.
3) Examine the role of evidence in determining best clinical practice for patients with chronic deviations in all body systems.
4) Examine the importance of variation and measurement in assessing quality of care.
5) Describe the potential and actual impact of national patient safety resources, initiatives and regulations on positive patient outcomes.
6) Identify information and technological skills that are essential for safe patient care.

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