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Beg Med/Surg (ASN)
BEG MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 104 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - no GECode requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This block course applies the nursing process, using the Conceptual Framework as a guide, in caring for individuals with problems of the digestive system and/or cellular concerns.
DESCRIPTION: This course applies the nursing process, using the Conceptual Framework as a guide, in caring for individuals with problems of the digestive system and/or cellular concerns.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: Nurse Agency (Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, professionalism and knowledge, incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency, and the nursing process)

1. Identify value conflicts in the nurse/client relationship.

2. Use therapeutic communication skills to relate to the client in a professional rather than a social role.

3. Demonstrate caring behaviors in client interactions through attitudes of empathy and acceptance.

4. Maintain ethical commitments by maintaining client confidentiality, fulfilling clinical assignments and providing quality client care.

5. Demonstrate the primary health care provider role in the prevention/early detection of cancer.

6. Develop knowledge and skills in caring for clients with gastrointestinal and oncological problems.

7. Develop skills in gastrointestinal tube insertion and management.

Patient Agency (Stewarship, Laws and Opposites, Caring Relationships, Functionality, kowled
REQUIREMENTS: Nursing 104 requires 4 hours of classroom activity once a week, Tuesdays from 8:00 - 11:50, and two 5-hour clinical days a week at either Madison Memorial Hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Bingham Memorial Hospital, a home health agency and/or physician offices and hospice agencies. Post conferences after the clinical experience are held to help integrate the practical application of concepts taught. Patient assignments are planned to reflect the kinds of health problems discussed in the classroom whenever possible. One hour of class time (11-11:50) will be a discussion of cases in a combined group post-conference.
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003