>>PRINT
Int Med/Surg (ASN)
INT MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 201 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course provides the learner knowledge and experience using the nursing process, with the conceptual model 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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and Summer 2nd Term
CONTENT AND 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.
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, 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 relationship, human functionality, professionalism, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Sustain and teach the patient and the patient's support system concerning perfusion and oxygenation problems and include the patient and family in planning nursing care.

2. Communicate clearly to identify and incorporate the patient's values in the plan of care and to provide emotional safety and assist in managing stress.

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

1. Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the standard of care regarding asepsis, physical safety, and technical skills for patients with complex nursing problems involving perfusion and oxygenation.

2. Teach prevention, health maintenance, and stress management in regards to the medical and nursing diagnoses affected by perfusion and oxygenation.

3. Apply critical thinking and problem solving in a variety of patient care and team collaboration efforts through clear and appropriate communication and delegation.

4. Value and utilize the nursing process to formulate and revise the patientís plan of care and comminicate conclusions clearly in theory and clinical environments.

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