51118 Fundamental Nursing (1)

Course Description

The course is designed to provide skills and knowledge that enable students to deliver holistic care to patient based on the nursing process in variety of health care to setting by using nursing process. Topics include: Introduction to fundamental nursing, ward maintenance & cleaning, body mechanics & mobility, admission/transfer & discharge of patients, charting, recording & reporting, vital signs and neurological examination

Learning Objective

  • The Fundamental of Nursing designed to provide skills and knowledge that enable students to deliver holistic care to patient based on the nursing process in variety of health care to setting by using nursing process. By the end of the course, the student will be able:
  • 1. State the modern definition of nursing; outline the historical background of nursing; identify the contribution of significant individuals in nursing; enumerate the functions, qualities and types of nurses.
  • 2. Describe the roles of the nurse in the delivery of health care; demonstrate competence in the performance of basic nursing skills; and begin critical thinking in a systematic problem solving process
  • 3. Demonstrate the daily ward routine for cleaning and ward maintenance
  • 4. State the principle underlying proper body mechanics and mobility with special consideration of different positions used for various examination and treatment.
  • 5. Identify nursing considerations related to a client’s admission, transfer and discharge from the health care facility.
  • 6. Explain the general rules for charting, recording a data or writing a report.
  • 7. Describe the procedures used to assess the vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
  • 8. Outline the how to make neurological observations.

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • Fundamental of Nursing (1) notes, Phineas A. A & Walid Osman (2014)
  • Caroline, B., R., and Mary T. K, (2003). Textbook of Basic Nursing, 18 Ed
  • Grace C. (1996), Fundamentals of Nursing, Concepts and Skills, second edition, Mosby Comp. Boston.
  • Hosley, J. & Molle-Mathhews (1995). Text Book for Medical Assistants, Lippncott Comp. Philadelphia.

Times Offered

  • February 2016
  • Jun 2016

Course Prerequisite

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