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 Course Title:   Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing II

 Title Abbreviation:   ADV MED/SURG NURS II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    108

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Examines the advanced nursing care of patients with specialized medical-surgical conditions involving the integumentary system including burns. The advanced nursing care of patients with trauma or shock and the role of the trauma nurse are explored. Bioterrorism, pandemic infections, and disaster preparedness are examined. Concepts of lifespan, communication, culture, pharmacology, nutrition, safety, and health promotion are integrated throughout. Practical nursing students only.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 105, 106, 111, 112. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 114 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

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. Describe the nursing care of patients with disorders of the integumentary system, including burns.
  2. Describe nursing care of patients with trauma or shock, and the role of the trauma nurse.
  3. Discuss concepts of bioterriorism, pandemic infections, and disaster preparedness.
  4. Describe the role of the LPN in disaster preparedness.

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 . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. The Integumentary system. Care of the patient with disorders of the integumentary system including burns.
  2. Nursing care of patients with trauma or shock. Trauma nursing.
  3. Bioterriorism, pandemic infections, and disaster preparedness.
  4. Disaster preparedness and nursing.