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NURS 112X Acute Care Nursing II Theory • 2 Cr.

Description:

The second of four medical-surgical courses focusing on acute and chronic health dysfunctions in the adult client. These include nursing and pharmacological management of clients with a variety of medical and surgical diagnosis. Prerequisite: NURS 111X.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the structures and functions of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Explain the physiologic processes of ingestion and digestion, absorption, and elimination.
  • Describe the age-related changes in the gastrointestinal system and differences in assessment findings.
  • Identify the significant subjective and objective data related to the gastrointestinal system that should be obtained from a client.
  • Describe the purpose, significance of abnormal findings, and nursing responsibilities related to diagnostic studies of the gastrointestinal system.
  • Discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, nursing management, pharmacologic therapy, and collaborative care of the client with various liver disorders.
  • Discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, nursing management, pharmacologic therapy, and collaborative care of the client with various pancreatic disorders.
  • Discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, nursing management, pharmacologic therapy, and collaborative care of the client with various gallbladder disorders.
  • Describe age-related changes in the respiratory system and differences in assessment findings.
  • Identify the significant subjective and objective data related to the respiratory system.
  • Describe the purpose, significance of results, and nursing responsibilities related to diagnostic studies of the respiratory system.
  • Describe the clinical manifestations and nursing management of upper respiratory problems.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, types, clinical manifestations, pharmacological and collaborative care of various respiratory diseases. 14. Explain the basic physiologic principles related to acid-base balance within the human body. 15. Analyze ABGs for metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, respiratory acidosis and respiratory alkalosis.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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