NURS 110Y Nursing Fundamentals Skills Lab • 2 Cr.
A variety of fundamental nursing skills, including physical assessment, medication administration, and IV therapy provide baseline skills prior to entry into the clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform return demonstrations. Prerequisite: NURS 110Y
After completing this class, students should be able to:By the end of this class the student will be able to: 1. Discuss the purpose of the health and physical assessment. 2. Discuss the purpose of collecting subjective and objective data. 3. Describe the techniques used during a physical examination 4. Identify the purpose of equipment used in performing a health assessment. 5. Describe positioning of the client for privacy during assessment of each body system. 6. Discuss the importance of understanding cultural diversity as it influences the approach to health assessment. 7. Describe interview techniques used to enhance communication during history taking. 8. Discuss normal physical findings in a young and middle-age adult as compared to that of an older adult. 9. Describe the relationship between documentation and financial reimbursement in health care. 10. Describe the principles of documentation and reporting and the related legal implications. 11. Compare the different types of standard diets used in medical facilities. 12. Identify clients at risk for aspiration. 13. Name types of diets used for patients with high risk of aspiration. 14. Set up enteral nutrition using a feeding pump. 15. Assess for hypoxia and Describe “Oxygen Delivery Systems”. 16. Demonstrate the step-by-step problem-solving method of dimensional analysis. 17. Interpret medication orders accurately, based on the “Rights of Safe Medication Administration”. 18. Identify components from a drug label that are needed for accurate medication administration. 19. Dispense nonparanteral and IM/SQ medications safely and accurately.