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Skills for Family Nursing (CLUSTER)
FAMILY NURSING
CLASS CODE: SFN 301 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: CLUSTER COURSE F0R NON-NURSING MAJORS ONLY. This course is designed to help the Non-Nursing Major increase their knowledge of nursing concepts applicable to the development and changes which occur through life. In-class activities will provide basic nursing skills to assist the learner in family support through illness. Cluster courses for non-nursing majors ONLY.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Goals: At the conclusion of this class the learner will be able to:

1. Recognize the concepts of Health and Wellness and how they affect yourself and/or family members.
2. Recognize the concepts pertaining to the health care delivery system and learn how to apply them into your own lives.
3. Discus principles of accountability and responsibility in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote acceptance of and be accountable for personal self care.
4. Discus/Identify principles of infection control in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote health.
5. Recognize the principles, and the body’s responses associated with theory and the skills needed to complete vital signs.
6. Discus the purpose, techniques and the importance of completing a physical examination.
7. Compare and contrast theories on caring and their potential implications when working with illness.
8. Incorporate beginning nursing knowledge and skills in teaching situations. (Class Participation)
9. Describe the relationship between faith hope, and spiritual well-being and interventions designed to promote spiritual health.
10. Discus factors that influence the following components for self-concept: Body image, self-esteem, roles, and identity and how they may affect wellness and illness.
11. Assess the way family structure and patterns of functioning affect the health of family members and the family as a whole.
12. Describe the growth and development changes which occur in individuals from 18 years of age through old age.
13. Assess the client’s developmental functional level and ability to perform activities of daily living in relationship to his/her current physical, emotional, and spiritual conditional and needs
14. Discus the three stages of the general adaptation syndrome and how stress can affect wellness/illness.
15. Identify your role in assisting a person with problems related to loss, death, and grief and techniques to provide help.
16. Discuss physiological and pathological influences on body alignment and joint mobility and the intervention for maintaining proper alignment while assisting a client with problems of mobility and activity.
17. Describe how unmet basic physiological needs, physical hazards, pathogens, of a client can threaten safety and how to assess activities designed to identify the problems
18. Discus conditions that may put a person at risk for impaired hygiene and skin integrity and what to do to prevent them.
19. Discus principles of oxygenation in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote oxygenation.
20. Discus the principles of sleep in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote rest.
21. Discus principles of Promoting comfort in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote comfort.
22. Discus principles of nutrition in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote good nutrition.
23. Discus principles of urinary elimination in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote healthy urination.
24. Discus principles of bowel elimination in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote healthy bowel elimination.
25. Discus principles of immobility in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote functional mobility.
26. Discus principles of skin integrity and wound care in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote healthy skin integrity and wound care.
27. Discus principles of sensory alterations in relationship to illness and wellness and interventions which will promote the understanding of client functionality.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Bio 100, Bio 150, or Permission of Instructor
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003