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Int Med/Surg (ASN)
INT MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 201 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - no GECode requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This block course provides the learner knowledge and experience using the nursing process, with the Conceptual Framework as a guide, in caring for individuals and families in preventative and rehabilitative care and in acute-care situations with complex patients having concerns in perfusion and oxygenation capabilities.
DESCRIPTION: This course offers the learner knowledge and experience using the nursing process, with the Conceptual Framework as a guide, in caring for individuals and families in preventative and rehabilitative care and in acute-care situations with complex patients having concerns in perfusion and oxygenation capabilities.
TOPICS: The course curriculum includes the study of: anatomy and physiology, dysrythmias, decreased perfusion to the myocardium, alteration in cardiac output, decreased tissue perfusion, alteration in fluid volume, alteration in respiratory function, ineffective airway clearance, and ineffective breathing pattern.
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. Show progress in personal and professional stewardship in caring for patients with perfusion and oxygenation concerns through and understanding of diagnostic tests, nutrition, pharmacology, and technical skills.

2. Develop caring relationships and support emotional safety through the communication of empathy, acceptance, and congruence.

3. Respect patient rights and confidentiality while identifying, analyzing, and evaluating professional roles and ethical dilemmas in the following environments:
1) Intensive acute and emergency situations.
2)General medican and/or surgical settings.
3)Rehavilitative and teaching of patients.
4)Outpatient diagnostic settings.

Patient Agency (Stewardship, Laws and Opposites, Caring Relationships, Functionality, Knowledge, Incorpor
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003