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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.



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