Apply knowledge of safe and therapeutic care when planning and providing nursing care for adults and elders.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students investigate the impact of illness on adult and geriatric patients and their families. They examine physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, financial, spiritual, and social changes affecting ill adults. Emphasis is placed on nursing interventions that promote, maintain, and restore health. Safety principles are highlighted. Students provide care for adult patients, emphasizing care needs of frail elders, in secondary and tertiary health care agencies.
COURSE/STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Apply theories of illness and aging to the nursing care of older adults and their families. ( UGNUR 1, ANA 2, AACN 1, QSEN 1). 2. Assess the nursing care needs of adult patients with co-morbid conditions using a comprehensive database. (UGNUR 3, ANA 1, AACN 2, QSEN 1,2,6). 3. Use critical thinking skills to identify nursing diagnoses for elderly patients and their families. (UGNUR 2, ANA 2, AACN 4, QSEN 3,4,7). 4. Deliver a plan of nursing care for elderly adults supported by evidence-based interventions
and illness, aging, and nursing theories with an emphasis on frailty and vulnerability. (UGNUR 4, 5, ANA 4, AACN3, QSEN 1,7). 5. Communicate with elders and members of their support networks when planning nursing care. (UGNUR 6, ANA 5, AACN 6, QSEN 2,5,7). 6. Apply knowledge of safe and therapeutic care when planning and providing nursing care for adults and elders. (UGNUR 4, ANA 5, AACN 4, QSEN 1,2,6). 7. Provide teaching interventions incorporating health promotion principles for culturally diverse patients. (UGNUR 6, ANA 5, AACN 7, QSEN 5,7). 8. Evaluate the effect of the interventions of nurses and multidisciplinary teams of health care professionals on care outcomes. (UGNUR 7,8, ANA 6, AACN, QSEN 5) 9. Examine legal and ethical dilemmas associated with aging and health care interventions that confront nurses, elderly patients, and their families. (UGNUR 7, ANA 12, AACN 8, QSEN 1,7). 10. Demonstrate knowledge and respect of the rights of elders to maintain control of their environment and health care decisions. (UGNUR 9, ANA 11, AACN 9, QSEN7). 11. Demonstrate professional demeanor and behavior during clinical interactions. (UGNUR 8, ANA 5,7,9, AACN 2,8,9, QSEN7).