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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 4702C - Application of Nursing Care Concepts to Clients with Complex Chronic Health Challenges

0 lecture hours 9 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The emphasis of this course is the application of the nursing process with individuals and families experiencing multiple chronic health concerns. Students explore chronicity from a theoretical basis and apply the nursing process to clients and families across the life span. The impact of developmental issues, the cumulative effects of chronic health challenges, and nursing care of clients and families at end-of-life are explored. The role of the professional nurse as coordinator of care is developed. (prereq:  NU 3302, NU 3302L, NU 390. NU 4702D  must be prereq or taken concurrently) (coreq: NU 3600)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Provide safe, effective, compassionate, and holistic nursing care taking into account developmental and cumulative effects on clients with multiple chronic health concerns (Level 4, Nursing Care)
  • Integrate critical thinking and reflective practice when applying the nursing process to care of clients experiencing multiple chronic health concerns (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Incorporate effective communication and health education skills when addressing the cumulative effects on clients with multiple chronic health concerns (Level 4, Communication)
  • Demonstrate a pattern of personal responsibility, professionalism, and accountability for life-long learning (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Deliberate ethical dilemmas faced by clients, their families, and healthcare providers and the effect on one’s philosophy of nursing and future practice (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Develop and analyze personal and professional goals for current and future nursing practice (Level 3, Professional Role)
  • Select, analyze, and use health information technology and biomedical technologies to ensure the quality and safety of nursing care (Level 4, Technology)
  • Participate in the role of care coordinator with other healthcare team members to advocate for and improve health care outcomes for clients experiencing multiple chronic health concerns (Level 4, Collaboration)
  • Retrieve and synthesize evidence from best practices to ensure the quality and safety of nursing care for clients experiencing multiple chronic health concerns (Level 4, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Quality of Life (QOL)
  • Living with chronic illness - sexual health
  • Family response and family caregiving related to chronic illness
  • Hardiness, resilience, hopelessness, powerlessness, and chronic sorrow
  • Care of clients with mobility, motor, and cognitive impairments
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Chronic pain across the lifespan
  • Altered growth and development (G&D) - ADHD
  • Care of children with neuro, neuromuscular, muscular, musculoskeletal and articular dysfunctions
  • Discharge planning, case management, home care
  • Care of clients with neurological dysfunctions (TIAs, CVA)
  • Care of clients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD), arterial/ venous and vaso-occlusive disorders
  • Care of clients with hypertension, coronary artery disease, and heart failure
  • Care of clients with chronic gastro-intestinal (GI) and hepatic dysfunction
  • Care of clients (adults and children) with chronic gastro-intestinal (GI) obstructive and inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Care of clients with sensory and perceptual alterations
  • Care of adults and children with chronic renal failure
  • Care of clients with chronic respiratory dysfunction: asthma and cystic fibrosis
  • Adherence
  • Care of adults with chronic lung disorders
  • Care of clients (children and adults) with diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2)
  • Clients (adults and children) with chronic endocrine disorders (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal disorders)
  • Care of adults and children with cancer
  • End of life (EOL): care of adults, children, and families
  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
  • Care of clients (adults and children) with HIV/AIDS
  • Care of clients with chronic degenerative neurological disorders
  • Components of cardiac function, cardiac pharmacology and application, ECG interpretation basics

Laboratory Topics
  • Psychomotor skills: skill review
  • Simulations: care of patient with acute coronary syndrome, care of patient with decompensated heart failure, end of life
  • Clinical focus: acute care: pediatrics or adult

Coordinator
Dr. Jane Paige



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