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VN-31

Medical Surgical II

This course continues the integration of the curriculum conceptual framework of Knowledge, Skills, Values, Meanings, and Experience (KSVME) with the nursing management and care of clients with pathologies of the following organs or systems: a) gastrointestinal tract; b) liver; c) gallbladder; d) endocrine system; e) musculoskeletal, f) integumentary, and g) reproductive.  Pathophysiology; clinical characteristics, medical management including diagnostic studies, nutrition, and pharmacotherapy; and nursing care are integrated in the discussion of each system.  The student will provide health teaching to clients with identified health needs, using established teaching plans.  Monitoring of intravenous therapy is added to the administration of medications via oral and injection routes.

Credits:
3.0

Corequisite:
CLN31, VN30, VN32, CLN32

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