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 Course Title:   Nursing Care Surgical and Obstetric Clients I

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CAR SURG/OB CLNT I

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Focus on the nursing care of clients before and after surgery and care of the client during labor and delivery, postpartum care and care of the newborn. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 111 required.


Prerequisite: NURS 103, 104, 109 and 110.

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  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the care of the client with cardiovascular disorders including Arrythmias and Inflammatory and Valvular disorders.
  2. Describe the care of the client with an altered immune response.
  3. Describe the care of the client disorders of the lower respiratory tract and Obstructive Pulmonary disorders.
  4. Describe the care of the client with disorders of the Hematologic system.
  5. Describe the care of the client with intracranial problems, chronic neuorologic disorders,peripheral nervous system disorders and spinal cord disorders.

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 . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

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 . . .
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

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. Cardovascular disorders - arrhthmias, infammatory and valvular heart. disorders
  2. Altered Immune Responses
  3. Respiratory System - lower respiratory tract disorders and obstructive pulmoary disorders.
  4. Hematologic System - assessment and management of disorders of this system.
  5. Neurologic System - intracranial disorders, chronic neurologic disorders, disorders of the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord problems.