Feb 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 3302L - Application of Psychomotor Skills (ASD)

0 lecture hours 3 lab hours 1 credits
Course Description
This lab course provides students with the knowledge and skills for development and application of psychomotor skills. Students develop confidence and skill proficiency through deliberate and repetitive practice. Major emphasis is placed on quality and safety and current evidence for best practices in performing skills and procedures. As part of the progression in psychomotor skill development, students receive supportive and constructive feedback on their performance.  (prereq: NU 2521 ) (coreq: NU 3302 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate psychomotor skills and procedures safely, efficiently, and compassionately in the nursing laboratory environment (Level 3, Nursing Care)
  • Develop psychomotor skill and procedure proficiency through practice in facilitated open lab hours (Level 3, Nursing Care)
  • Critically reflect on one’s approach while incorporating constructive feedback to further develop skill proficiency (Level 3, Critical Thinking)
  • Use effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills when performing and documenting psychomotor skills in the nursing laboratory environment (Level 3, Communication)
  • Display a pattern of personal accountability for one’s own learning while assuming a professional role through acts of integrity and mutual respect. (Level 3, Professional Role)
  • Operate biomedical technologies with increasing proficiency to support safe and quality nursing care (Level 3, Technology)
  • Explain evidence-based rationale for critical elements of nursing skills and procedures (Level 3, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Laboratory Topics
  • IV Insertion and IV removal
  • IV push medication administration
  • Urinary catheter insertion and removal (indwelling)
  • Trach care and trach suctioning
  • IV therapy
  • Urinary drainage
  • Peri-operative care - surgical and medical asepsis
  • Nasogastric tube (NG) insertion and removal (salum sump)
  • Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) site care
  • Nasogastric and feeding tube insertion and gastric decompression
  • Enteral nutrition
  • Orthopedic care
  • Blood administration
  • Total parenteral nutrition

Dawn Wojtkiewicz-Hudzinski

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