51119 Fundamental Nursing (2)

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: Medication administration, General care & comfort of the patient, elimination of gastro-intestinal & urinary tract outputs, pre/postoperative nursing care, wound care, specimen collection, care of the unconscious patient and care of the dying patient.

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. Mention the general rules & care of administering medications; describe various routes of drug administration.
  • 2. Demonstrate the skills of assisting a client to maintain/obtain the general care and comfort of him/her.
  • 3. Provide enema according to its purpose and need; identify different types of catheters & describe indication of catheterization.
  • 4. List steps in preoperative preparation; describe the major assessment skills, needed in the preoperative, intra operative, and postoperative stages.
  • 5. Explain the purpose of wound care; perform dressing of clean and septic wounds; and demonstrate skill of wound suturing.
  • 6. Explain the reasons for collecting specimen and identify the general considerations for specimen collection.
  • 7. Describe the meaning of local applications; state purpose of applying heat and cold to the body; explain specific precaution when applying heat, or cold.
  • 8. Explain the care given to unconscious patient; define death & identify signs of death; provide care for the dead body with respect.

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

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite

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