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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 1175 - Health Assessment Skills in Nursing

Credit Hours: 0.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; ENGL 1180  or ENGL 1210 BIOL 2400  or BIOL 2730 , BIOL 1400 , BIOL 2710 , and HHSC 1040  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: NURS 1145 , NURS 1155 , and NURS 1165 

In this laboratory course students will identify, practice, and demonstrate physical examination and data collection skills as a framework for learning to provide and manage safe, competent care to culturally diverse adult patients. Students will utilize critical thinking and communication skills while employing evidence‑based practice as it relates to assessment. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 1.5

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

3. The student can demonstrate critical thinking by applying the nursing process to provide safe, culturally appropriate, patient-centered care.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can identify and describe the problem solving and decision strategies necessary to use the nursing process while assessing healthy adults in the laboratory setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will demonstrate competence in assessment/data collection (i.e., labs, diagnostics, medications, etc).
  2. The student will perform nursing interventions safely, in a timely manner.


Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can communicate effectively with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  2. The student can demonstrate professionalism in his/her practice.
  3. The student can utilize technology appropriately in planning and providing nursing care.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can identify and begin to demonstrate therapeutic communication while performing a health assessment.
  2. The student can define and begin to demonstrate the role of the professional nurse while performing a health assessment in the laboratory setting.
  3.  The student can demonstrate use of basic technology while performing a health assessment within the laboratory setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will provide care with sensitivity and respect for human diversity.
  2. The student will document accurately, completely and consistently on all patient records and assignments.
  3. The student will communicate therapeutically with the patient and family.
  4. The student will maintain confidentiality of information.
  5. The student will practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing (ANA Scope and Standard of Practice).
  6. The student will promptly report unsafe, illegal, or inappropriate incidents to faculty and/or staff.
  7. The student will maintain professional appearance, attitude, and conduct.
  8. The student will recognize own limitations, seek assistance from faculty/staff, and assume responsibility for own learning and professional growth.
  9. The student will be receptive to and use constructive feedback to improve performance.
  10. The student will use technology to obtain and record relevant patient data including nursing care and patient response.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 

  1. Health History Interview, Techniques and Equipment
    1. Data collection
    2. Inspection
    3. Palpation
    4. Auscultation
    5. Percussion
  2. Abdominal/Gastrointestinal and Male Reproductive Assessment
    1. Subjective data
    2. Objective data
    3. Documentation
  3. Lung and Respiratory Assessment
    1. Subjective data
    2. Objective data
    3. Documentation
  4. Heart/Peripheral Vascular and Breast/Axillae Assessment
    1. Subjective data
    2. Objective data
    3. Documentation
  5. Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Assessment
    1. Subjective data
    2. Objective data
    3. Documentation
  6. Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat Assessment
    1. Subjective data
    2. Objective data
    3. Documentation

Primary Faculty
Nemecek, Kim
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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