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NURS 1255 - Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 2B

Credit Hours: 1.50


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; NURS 1245  with grade C or better

Corequisites: NURS 1265  

(replaces but does not equate to NURS 1620)

This theory course focuses on planning safe, culturally‑diverse, patient‑centered nursing care for patients experiencing sleep, vision, hearing, immobility, and end of life care problems. The course presents an introduction to cancer as well as the concept of spirituality as utilized in patient‑centered care. It emphasizes using evidence‑based practice and quality improvement initiatives to develop critical thinking skills in caring for patients and their families and addresses growth and development of older adults.

Billable Contact Hours: 1.5

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

1. Analyze and apply the critical components of evidence-based nursing practice.

Course Outcome:

1. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define evidence‐based practice and describe examples that apply to patient populations with problems related to the senses and end of life issues.

Course Objectives: The student will:

  1. The student will describe nursing care of culturally‐diverse patients experiencing problems related to sleep.
  2. The student will describe nursing care of culturally‐diverse patients experiencing problems related to vision.
  3. The student will describe nursing care of culturally‐diverse patients experiencing problems related to hearing.
  4. The student will describe nursing care of culturally‐diverse patients experiencing problems related to immobility.
  5. The student will describe nursing care of culturally‐diverse patients at the end of life.
  6. The student will describe spirituality as a concept utilized in the provision of nursing care.
  7. The student will define basic terminology, risk factors, and nursing and medical interventions related to cancer patients.
  8. The student will describe physiological, psychosocial, and developmental concerns of the older adult population.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

2. Recognize quality improvement strategies as an integral component of nursing practice.

Course Outcome:

2. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify national patient safety goals and quality indicators for older adult patients.

Course Objectives: The student will:

  1. The student will identify the interdisciplinary role of nursing in the care of patients with problems related to immobility, sleep, vision and hearing, cancer, end of life, spirituality, and older adulthood.
  2. The student will identify the role of spirituality in the provision of patient‐centered nursing care.

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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Immobility
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Effects of immobility on all body systems
    3. Nursing diagnosis related to immobility
    4. Nursing interventions
    5. Evaluation of care
  2. Sleep
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Process/physiology
    3. Fitness
    4. Disorders
    5. Nursing strategies to promote sleep
    6. Non drug therapy
    7. Pharmacologic therapy used for sleep
      1. Hypnotics
      2. Benzodiazepines and like drugs
      3. Antidepressants
      4. Antihistamines
      5. Alternative medicines
  3. Vision
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Medical and surgical management for patients with problems related to:
      1. Cataracts
      2. Glaucoma
      3. Retinal detachment
      4. Macular degeneration
      5. Corneal disorders
      6. Safety issues
    3. Nursing care for patients with problems related to:
      1. Cataracts
      2. Glaucoma
      3. Retinal detachment
      4. Macular degeneration
      5. Corneal disorders
      6. EBP
  4. Hearing
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Medical and surgical management for patients with problems related to:
      1. Hearing loss
      2. Meniere’s Disease
    3. Nursing care for patients with problems related to:
      1. Hearing loss
      2. Meniere’s Disease
      3. EBP
  5. Cancer
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Benign and malignant tumors
    3. Carcinogens
    4. Risk factors
    5. Cell characteristics
    6. Metastatic staging
    7. Warning signs
    8. Introduction to nursing and medical interventions
    9. Survivorship
    10. Evidence-based practice (EBP)
  6. End of Life
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Advance directives/palliative care
    3. Signs of impending death
    4. Pharmacologic care for end of life issues
      1. Types of pain
      2. Common clinical problems
      3. Adjuvants
      4. Non‐pharmacological interventions
    5. Ethics
    6. After death care
      1. Postmortem care
      2. Supportive care
    7. EBP
  7. Spirituality
    1. Concept
    2. Joint commission recommendations
    3. Collaborative care
    4. EBP
  8. Older Adulthood
    1. Medical terminology
    2. Physiological integrity
    3. Psychosocial integrity
    4. Developmental issues
    5. Risk factors and safety standards
    6. EBP
  9. Integrated Pharmacology Content
    1. Narcotics and Adjuvants for Pain and Comfort at End of Life
      1. Opioids
      2. Laxatives
      3. Anti-emetics
      4. Anticholinergic
      5. Appetite stimulants
    2. Opthalmic drugs
      1. antibiotics
      2. antiglaucoma agents
    3. Sleep aids

Primary Faculty
Tuoriniemi, Pamela
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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