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Care of the Aging Adult

NUR 101BW

Care of the Aging Adult

NUR 101BW

Course Description

Prerequisite: NUR 101AW and NUR 101ALW with a minimum grade of "C". Concurrent enrollment in NUR 101BLW. Introduces concepts of gerontologial nursing. For successful completion, a grade of at least a "C" must be earned in both this course and concurrent lab course NUR 101BLW (lab grade will the same as theory grade). (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:

  • Identify ethical and legal guidelines that govern nursing practice and recognizes ethical dilemmas and legal situations that influence clinical decision making.
  • Document and report to appropriate nursing personnel, patient health status and care provided according to agency policy.
  • Recognize that diverse values may influence health care seeking behaviors and related nursing care.
  • Identify and apply knowledge of holism (stressors, physical, nutritional, psychological, cognitive and sociological) when planning care for aging adults.
  • Select and discuss verbally, and in writing, significant data from current nursing literature, which apply to patient's health condition.
  • Collect and interpret assessment data to identify priority nursing diagnoses.
  • Develop an individual plan of care with realistic and measurable goals, and implements basic plan of care with guidance of instructor.
  • Evaluate goals and identify need for revision of plan of care with the input of instructor.
  • Identify adult learning principles when planning and providing informal and formal patient centered teaching.
  • Recognize and adhere to professional nursing behaviors outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook.
  • Describe human factors and other basic safety design principles that contribute to safety and quality in the patient care environment.
  • Administer and evaluate enteral, topical, intramuscular, and subcutaneous medications with required supervision while adhering to Medication Administration Assessment Tool.
  • Use therapeutic communication techniques while maintaining confidentiality of patient information.
  • Serve as an advocate by being prepared for client care experience and identifying opportunities for patients to participate in health care decisions.
  • Define nursing delegation, and receives and follows through with assigned tasks.
  • Discuss concepts of collaboration and interacts in a collegial manner.