2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jun 07, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 251 Medical/Surgical Nursing - Complex-Acute 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 complex-acute illnesses across the lifespan.

Student Outcomes
1) Apply multiple dimensions of patient-centered care for the individuals with complex-acute 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) Evaluate the contributions of others on the healthcare team in helping patient/family achieve health goals.
3) Critique the role of evidence in determining best clinical practice for patients with acute deviations in all body systems.
4) Utilize variation and measurement in assessing the quality of care.
5) Describe the potential and actual impact of national patient safety resources, initiatives and regulations on positive patient outcomes.
6) Utilize information and technology skills that are essential for safe patient care.

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