This course focuses on application of the nursing process in highly complex and/or life threatening situations, including the effect of crises on the patient and family systems. Knowledge from previous courses is expanded upon to provide a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology and the advanced health care needed in this highly technological setting. Clinical experiences focus on the management of total patient care of individuals with multi-system dysfunction, in collaboration with the involved nursing staff and physicians. Legal, ethical, political, historical and economic issues are addressed in the theoretical and clinical components of this course.
NURS 301, 302, 352 and 353
2.5 hours lecture; 4.5 hours clinical
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