2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURSADN 8 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing


Units: 5
Prerequisites: NURSADN 6 Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing  and NURSADN 7 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing  each with a grade of “C” or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
This course introduces advanced concepts of Medical-Surgical nursing through the Client Needs model. Course content includes the care of clients with significant alterations in body systems that are life-threatening and/or pose potential for disability or death and that threaten physiological integrity. Health promotion and maintenance concepts are addressed. A lifespan focus on adults with multiple medical, surgical or complex disorders is offered. This course will incorporate a focus on the geriatric client, as appropriate, and nutritional needs of all clients. A community project in the area of client education and support for those with complex health issues will be completed The student will apply the Nursing Process to develop safe and effective practices that meet client needs. This course includes supervised clinical experiences in skills labs and health care facilities. (CSU)



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