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Health Careers Education
HL00356
Clinical III-Medical Surgical Nursing (Part II)
192.00
Medical Surgical Clinical (Part II) is a continuation of the utilization of the nursing process in caring for acute care patients. The student will care for multiple patients during this clinical rotation. The emphasis will be on prioritization, decision making, time management and critical thinking appropriate to the LPN's scope of practice. As the student progresses, more complex patient situations will be presented and they will begin to function in a role more independent of the instructor.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
Pharmacology and IV Therapy
Medical Surgical Nursing
Clinical II - Adult Medical Surgical, Geriatrics Nursing, Medical Office and Home Health
Data Collection and Assessment



-Demonstrate basic clinical skills with a multi-patient load.
-Utilize patient's chart, Kardex, and existing care plans.
-Interpret accurate objective and subjective data collection
-Complete ongoing patient assessment.
-Recognize deviations from baseline assessment.




Planning



-Incorporate patient data in contributing to the plan of care
-Modify nursing plan of care, according to the nursing process.
-Prioritize patient care according to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, using critical thinking and creative problem solving techniques.




Implementation



-Utilize developed care plans to provide care for clients experiencing a variety of multiple health alterations.
-Provide practical nursing care for the client experiencing a multiple health alterations commonly found in the elderly.
-Execute nursing interventions in an organized, timely, safe, and efficient manner.
-Provide nursing care to the medical surgical patient.
-Adapt nursing care in response to changes in patient condition and based on age-appropriateness.
-Administer medications accurately and safely, utilizing the Six Rights of Medication Administration.
-Assist with accurate patient and family teaching within your current scope of practice.
-Facilitate continuity of care in all documentation and communication.
-Notify appropriate faculty or staff of significant data, including changes in patient condition or staffing.
-Proactively manage hazards in the patient environment.




Evaluation



-Report any variances, incidents, or irregular occurrences.
-Provide input on the patient's response to interventions, determining if patient needs have been met.
-Provide input on the modifications made to nursing plan of care for effectiveness.
-Provide input on the patient and family knowledge obtained from patient teaching sessions.




Professional Behavior and Accountability



-Maintain safe, respectful, and confidential environment for patient, self, and others.
-Demonstrate management and supervisory skills.
-Demonstrate professional responsibility and dependability by complying with facility and clinical policies.
-Comply with professional standards in appearance, attitude, and behavior appropriate clinical settings.
-Display good judgment, seeking appropriate guidance as needed.
-Appropriately respond to direction and constructive feedback.
-Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, functioning within your current LPN/LVN student scope of practice.
-Maintain effective communication and interpersonal relationships with patients, family, facility staff, faculty, and students.
-Serve as a positive role model, encouraging teamwork and cooperation among health care team members.
-Demonstrate resourcefulness, use initiative and display critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
-Demonstrate cultural competency in patient care related to patient's physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and moral needs.
-Employ appropriate practices to manage stress and to encourage proper self-care.
-Constructively extra time to maximize care, update patient information, and identify further learning opportunities.
- Effectively and efficiently manage limited resources and contain costs.
- Actively participate in learning activities, including clinical and educational opportunities.



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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Licensed Practical Nurse