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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 2146 - Childbearing Family Nursing

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; NURS 1456  and NURS 1475  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)

Corequisites: NURS 2175  

(formerly NURS 2145)

This theory course focuses on planning safe, culturally-diverse, patient and family-centered nursing care for the childbearing family. It emphasizes using evidence-based practice and quality improvement initiatives to develop critical thinking skills in caring for the childbearing family. 

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can analyze and apply the critical components of evidence‐based nursing practice.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can apply evidence‐based practice for the childbearing family.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will apply evidence‐based nursing interventions while caring for the patient on the electronic fetal monitor.
  2. The student will apply evidence‐based nursing interventions while providing prenatal care.
  3. The student will apply evidence‐based nursing interventions for the patient experiencing induction/augmentation of labor.
  4. The student will apply evidence‐based nursing interventions for pain management in labor.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can recognize quality improvement strategies as an integral component of nursing practice.

Course Outcome:

  1. The student can explain national patient safety goals and quality indicators for the childbearing family.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will describe national patient safety goals and quality indicators when caring for the normal newborn and prevention of sudden infant death syndrome.
  2. The student will describe national patient safety goals and quality indicators when caring for the breastfeeding mother.
  3. The student will describe national patient safety goals and quality indicators when teaching the patient about birth control.

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
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Unit 1

INTRODUCTION TO BIRTH: THE NEWBORN AND POSTPARTUM

  1. The Process of Birth
  2. Parent‐Infant Attachment
  3. Postpartum Nursing Assessment
  4. Newborn Transition to Extra‐uterine Life
  5. Newborn Nutrition
  6. Introduction to Cesarean Birth‐Scheduled Cases
  7. Birth Control Options
  8. Discharge Planning for Mother and Newborn
  9. Cultural Diversity of the Childbearing Family
  10. Newborn Assessment

Unit 2

CARE OF THE LABORING FAMILY

  1. Fetal Assessment
  2. Pharmacologic Management of Pain
  3. Maternal Adaptations to Labor and Birth
  4. Non‐pharmacologic Management of Pain
  5. Nursing Care of the Laboring Woman

Unit 3

PREGNANCY, ABORTION, AND PARENTING

  1. Pregnancy
    1. Preconception care
    2. 1st trimester
    3. 2nd trimester
    4. 3rd trimester
  2. Nursing Ethics and Elective Abortion
  3. Parenting Education
  4. Pharmacology Content
    1. Antibiotics
    2. Birth Control
    3. Immune globulins
    4. Oxytocics
    5. Narcotics
    6. Nonsteriodal Anti‐inflammatory agents
    7. Vaccines
    8. Vitamins

Primary Faculty
Panek, Krystina
Secondary Faculty
Scott, Tasha
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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