SCHEDULE OF CLASSES
Section: NURS 210-001
Credits: 1 credit hours
Availability: 12 (Capacity: 36)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Prerequisite: NURS 101. This course builds on the shift assessment skills from Fundamentals of Nursing to broaden the student's knowledge of physical and sociological aspects of health assessment of the adult and older patient. Holistic assessment of patients in these age groups - from history through physical examination - is emphasized through a systems approach. Students will acquire and refine assessment skills and techniques for assessment of patients beginning with a situational assessment, then moving to the general survey, the integumentary system, the cardiac system, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, and the musculoskeletal system. Therapeutic communication and critical thinking, both essential to effective interviewing and history taking, as well as the physical examination itself, are emphasized as key skills throughout the course content. Students will independently practice assessment skills and provide documentation for each body system. A comprehensive Competency Demonstration (CD) will be the culminating skills evaluation.
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