>>PRINT
Int Med/Surg (ASN)
INT MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 200 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course focuses on the application of the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, in caring for individuals through the wellness continuum as it applies to complex patients having musculoskeletal, sensory, neurological, and endocrine concerns.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer 2nd Term
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The course curriculum includes the study of: assessing the ortho/neuro patient; degenerative diseases; head injury; spinal cord injuries;CVA, Epilepsy/Seizures; Endocrine system.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, professionalsim, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Demonstrate progress in personal and professional stewardship in rendering care for patients with musculoskeletal, sensorineural, and endocrine concerns through studying diagnostic tests, nutrition, pharmacology, and using technical skills using asepsis appropriately.

2. Formulate and maintain caring relationship through portraying emotional safety, through therapeutic communication/teaching.

3. Identifies, analyzes,evaluates, and respects agency in different professional roles and ethical dilemmas in the following areas using leadership/delegation, communication/teaching skills: acute care, leadership role, rehabilitation unit, and wound care.

4. Applies the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the standard of care using asepsis, physical safety for patients with complex nursing problems with musculoskeletal, sensorineural, and endocrine concerns, and acknowledging Patient's Rights and teaching patient and family.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Identifies, sustains, educates, and provides emotional safetly to the patient, patient's support system, and confidentially relate in the plan of care.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Demonstrate teaching of prevention and health maintenance in regards to the medical and nursing diagnoses emphasized throughout this course in management of stress.

2. Respect asepsis, confidentiality, and physical safety issues, and demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in a variety of patient care and team collaboration efforts.

3. Value, analyze, and utilize the nurisng process in theory and technical skills in rendering care to patients.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100, NURS 100A, NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 103, NURS 104
OTHER: ICC Lab Fee: $5.00
NCLEX Review Fee: $30.00
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003