Dec 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RNSG 1441 - Common Concepts of Adult Health

CIP Code: 51.3801
Credit(s): 4
Course Description: Basic integration of the role of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Study of the common concepts of caring for adult patients and families with medical-surgical health care needs related to body systems, emphasizing knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Study of general principles of caring for selected adult clients and families in structured settings with common medical-surgical health care needs related to each body system. Emphasis on knowledge judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. The student will relate the nursing process to the assessment of common acute and chronic medical-surgical health care needs associated with various body systems.  The student will discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in planning safe patient centered care.  The student will interpret data using nursing informatics and technology to identify problems, formulate outcomes, and develop plans of care for patients and their families (4-0-0) End-of-Course Outcomes: Explain the roles of the professional nurse in caring for adult patients and families; utilize critical thinking skills and a systematic problem-solving process in providing care for adult patients and families with common health needs.

1. Describe principles of administration of parenteral medications to adults utilizing the five rights.
2. Utilize the nursing process in caring for adult medical-surgical patients with common acute and chronic health care problems.
3. Explain the importance of collaborating with the health care team to plan and provide patient-centered care.
4. Utilize critical thinking skills in identifying changes in patient conditions.
5. Apply the use of informatics and technology in researching current care for patients with selected disease processes.
6. Apply knowledge of cultural differences when planning patient care for adults of all ages. 1,2,3,4,5,6

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of previous term courses. 

Faculty Consent: N