This course integrates the curriculum conceptual framework of Knowledge, Skills, Values, Meanings, and Experience (KSVME) with nursing management and care of noncomplex medical-surgical clients with pathologies of the following body systems: a) cardiovascular, b) peripheral vascular, c) respiratory, d) urinary and e) endocrine: diabetes mellitus. Pathophysiology; clinical manifestations, medical management including diagnostic studies, nutrition, and pharmacotherapy, and nursing care are integrated into the discussion of each system. The use of critical thinking to make problem-solving decisions about nursing care needs is stressed. Clinical practice provides opportunity for students to practice nursing procedures, skills, and critical thinking learned in Fundamentals of Nursing. Students will administer medications by oral and injection routes.
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