Oct 20, 2021
NSG 140 - Nursing Theory I
Description: Introduction to the fundamentals of nursing care for clients with selected alterations in health, utilizing the nursing process as a framework for care. Presents a holistic approach to assessment using QSEN competencies, and /or related nursing concepts. Introduces the competencies of nursing knowledge to include patient-centered care, professionalism, informatics and technology, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice.
Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program
Corequisite: NSG 142 , NSG 143 , NSG 144 , and NSG 145
- Principles of nursing care related to diagnostics, lab values, implications of changes in vital signs
- Principles of nursing care related to sensory perceptual changes, elimination needs, mobility and immobility and nutrition and hydration
- Principles of nursing care related to non-pharmacological comfort measures and sleep
- Principles of nursing care related to infection control, standard precautions, transmission precautions, skin and wound care.
- Principles of nursing care related to religious and spiritual influences on health
- Principles of nursing care related to introduction to perioperative care, advanced directives, patient advocacy, informed consent, privacy considerations
- Principles of nursing care related to role of the nurse in the health care team, case management, referrals, interdisciplinary teams, continuity of care & support systems
- Principles of nursing care related to patient safety including restraints, assistive devices, ergonomic principles, safe handling techniques, hazardous materials, use of medical equipment
- Principles of nursing care related to use of professional peer reviewed studies, basics of critical thinking, cultural awareness, cultural influences on health and documentation principles.
- Principles of nursing care related to patient teaching/education
- Patient-Centered Care - Provide beginning level patient-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of patients, or their designees. (1-10)
- Teamwork and Collaboration - Describe their own strengths, limitations, and values in functioning as a member of a team. (1-10)
- Evidence-Based Practice - Describe evidence-based practice to include the components of research evidence, clinical expertise and patient/family values. (1-10)
- Quality Improvement - Recognize that nursing students and other health professionals are part of systems of care and care processes that affect outcomes for patients and families. (1-10)
- Safety - Delineate general categories of errors/hazards of care and describe factors that create a culture of safety. (1-10)
- Informatics - Describe examples of how technology, information management, and methods of documentation are related to the quality and safety of patient care. (1-10)
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