Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 330PL/AC Nursing of the Acutely Ill Adult I 4 sem. hrs.
This course is designed using a general system framework to introduce the nursing student to biological, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual responses to acute illness as the client experiences internal and external environmental stressors. Therapeutic nursing interventions focused on acutely ill adult clients and their families are initiated to restore and reorganize health in order to promote and to maintain adaptive responses to change or to support death with dignity. The student will utilize critical thinking skills in order to apply knowledge of liberal arts and sciences while providing a safe environment and effective care of acutely ill clients in diverse health care settings. Communication principles are applied with the clients, their families, and other health care professionals while assessing, planning, analyzing, implementing and evaluating the plan of care. Computer informatics will be reinforced as a source of nursing information and a means of communication among health care professionals. The concepts of accountability and responsibility are reinforced as a core value of the nurse who engages in an interdisciplinary approach to client care. The student will examine the delegation of responsibilities with the acutely ill client. The clinical component of this course will occur in a variety of settings and in the nursing laboratory. Prerequisites: NURS 310PL/AC, NS 207, BIO 206, BIO 290. Offered every fall semester.
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