2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 18, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR344: Care of Adults with Acute Health Conditions

3 Credit(s)
This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary to provide holistic nursing care for adults and older adults from diverse backgrounds experiencing acute health conditions. The appropriate therapeutic responses will be based on the patient’s personal perception of health, understanding of risk factors, morbidity, and mortality common with their acute health condition. Genetic syndromes and the interaction of acute and chronic co-morbid conditions common in older adults will be presented. Students will learn the impact of acute disease on patients and their families, including the common physiological, spiritual, psychological, and social changes, challenges, and adaptations used by adults and older adults. Nursing interventions will integrate critical analysis of clinical findings, research, evidence-based practice, patient advocacy and teaching, communication, patient safety, and professional functioning within a multi-professional team in order to provide appropriate patient-centered care for patients and their families.
Prerequisite(s): NUR332 , NUR338 , and NUR339 .
Co-requisite(s): NUR345 .