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 Course Title:   Nursing Care Medical-Surgical-Obstet Patients II

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CARE M/S & OB PT II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Examines nursing care of patients with medical-surgical conditions of the cardiac, respiratory, urinary/renal, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems. Focuses on principles and skills necessary to meet the multidimensional needs of patients throughout the lifespan including adaptation to pain, diabetes and alterations in fluid and electrolyte balance. Concepts of lifespan, communication, culture, pharmacology, nutrition, safety, and health promotion are integrated throughout the course. Practical nursing students only.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 101 and 102. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 110 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply concepts and information from previous nursing courses.
  2. Identify appropriate nursing care for individuals experiencing medical conditions of the cardiac, respiratory, urinary/renal, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems.
  3. Explain the physiologic development of pain and identify methods of pain management.
  4. Describe the appropriate nursing care for the patient with pain.
  5. Discuss the development of diabetes and pharmacologic management of diabetes.
  6. Describe the appropriate nursing care for patients with insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent diabetes.
  7. Discuss fluid and electrolyte and acid-base balance.
  8. Describe the appropriate care for patients with alterations in fluid and electrolyte, and acid-base balance.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

Course Contents

  1. Basic nursing care skills.
  2. Medical-surgical nursing care for patients with disorders of the cardiac, respiratory, urinary/renal, endocrine, and gastrointestinal systems.
  3. Care of patients with pain and nursing management of pain.
  4. Concepts of diabetes and diabetic medications.
  5. Nursing care of the patient with insulin dependent and non-insulin dependent diabetes.
  6. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance.
  7. Nursing care of the patient with alterations in fluid and electrolyte, and acid-base balances.