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Pediatric Nursing

NPT 116W

Pediatric Nursing

NPT 116W

Course Description

Prerequisite: NPT 102AW, NPT 102ALW, NPT 102BW, and NPT 102BLW or NUR 101AW, NUR 101ALW, NUR 101BW, and NUR 101BLW with minimum grade of "C" (2.0). Concurrent enrollment in NPT 116LW. Discusses nursing care of the pediatric population and family unit during wellness and illness. Focuses on distinguishing normal from abnormal conditions, and principles of growth and development as relates to the pediatric population. For successful completion, a grade of at least a "C" must be earned in both this course NPT 116LW, the concurrent lab course (lab grade will be the same as theory grade). Credit may be earned in NPT 116W or NUR 116W, but not both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, and Spirit of Inquiry while developing Professional Identity as an ADN to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.

Objectives:

  • Apply ethical and legal guidelines to pediatric health care and communications concerns regarding ethical dilemmas of pediatric patients to appropriate personnel.
  • Recognize significant information, seeks clarification in the policy and procedure manuals and adds to plan of care.
  • Identify diverse practices influencing health care outcomes from pediatric patients.
  • Use knowledge of holistic influences when providing care to pediatric patients and their families.
  • Interpret nursing literature for usefulness in care of pediatric patients.
  • Analyze and interpret assessment data to select priority nursing diagnoses for pediatric patients.
  • Develop an individualized plan of care with realistic and measurable goals, implements plan of care, and makes adjustments after consulting with instructor.
  • Evaluate goals and revise plan of care with the input of instructor.
  • Identify and demonstrate patient centered teaching, applying teaching/learning principles to pediatric patients.
  • Explain and demonstrate professional nursing behaviors.
  • Participate as a team member to design, promote and model effective use of technology and standardized practices that support safety and quality.
  • Administer and evaluate enteral, topical, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intravenous medications to pediatric patients with required supervision, adhering to Medication Administration Assessment Tool.
  • Adapt therapeutic communication techniques while caring for pediatric patients and support systems in a confidential manner.
  • Identify situations where patient advocacy may be indicated and suggests appropriate nursing interventions.
  • Recognize and follow through with delegated tasks.
  • Using a problem-solving approach, communicates to peers and other members of the health care team regarding the care of pediatric patients.