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Health Careers Education
Medical Surgical Nursing I
Building on concepts from previous courses, this course focuses on health management, maintenance and prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole and deviations from the normal state of health. The administration of patient care includes using the nursing process, performing focused assessments, using critical thinking, and assisting with patient education.

The systems included are integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiac, vascular and hematology. The concepts of patient care; treatments, pharmacology, and diet therapy are included within each system.

Content is presented from a patient-centered approach based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Patient care includes consideration of physiological, cognitive, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. Consideration is also given to the impact of health issues; the potential physical and mental adjustments as well as diversional and rehabilitative activities.
Cindy Schneider
Nursing Concepts
Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing Fundamentals
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able
to use the nursing process to:

1. Apply the concepts of anatomy and physiology to recognize deviations from normal.
2.Identify risk factors that contribute to the disease process.
3.Demonstrate knowledge of the diseases affecting the body systems.
4. Contrast signs and symptoms of patient health alterations with baseline data.
5. Document signs and symptoms of patient health alterations.
6. Analyze data to contribute to nursing interventions and patient outcomes on the nursing care plan.
7. Relate appropriate diagnostics and pharmacologic therapies to specific disease processes.
8. Demonstrate familiarity with and ability to monitor diagnostic test procedures
9. Integrate the biological, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of the individual into nursing care.
10. Participate in patient/family teaching to promote, maintain and restore health.
11. Identify strategies to prepare a patient mentally and physically for diagnostics, treatment, and potential complications
12. Describe nursing interventions that promote optimum patient health.
13. Identify interventions to prevent patient from complications associated with patient's health.
Licensed Practical Nurse - OBN
Practical Nursing
Series - CIMC
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Licensed Practical Nurse