2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 252 Nursing Skills in Complex-Acute 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-acute illnesses, with an emphasis on common nursing psychomotor skills.

Student Outcomes
1) Integrate knowledge of the nursing process and how it affects patient-centered care for patients experiencing complex-acute illnesses across the lifespan
2) Select 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) Simplify the process for quality improvement in the patient care setting
5) Prioritize strategies to reduce risk of harm to self or others
6) Compare and contrast technology and information management tools to support safe processes of care including protecting patient health information
7) Utilize functions within an electronic health record



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