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NSER 7210 - Emergency Nursing Theory 2

Nursing Specialty Emergency Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

This course builds on concepts presented in Theory 1 such as critical thinking, assessment, and level of urgency. Students are given opportunities to work through complex emergency patient presentations through case studies, identifying concepts key to emergency nursing. Pathophysiology, assessment, and decision making related to shock, pediatrics, mental health, substance use, acute coronary syndrome, and cardiac arrest will be explored.

Prerequisite(s)

75% in NSER 7110 and NSCC 7150

Credits

4.0

Cost

$576.23 - $1,143.88 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.

CRN 58331

Mon Apr 06 - Fri Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 26 Online

Instructor

Joanne Macaluso

Course Outline

Cost

$1,143.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is for practising registered nurses. On-line format, textbooks can be purchased from the BCIT bookstore. For approval please contact the program assistant at 604-451-7094.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 59009

Mon Apr 06 - Fri Jun 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 26 Distance

Instructor

Joanne Macaluso

Course Outline

Cost

$576.23

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Department approval required for registration into this challenge section. Please contact Program Head at 604-451-7045
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 36429

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 27 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,143.88

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is for practising registered nurses. On-line format, textbooks can be purchased from the BCIT bookstore. For approval to register please contact the program assistant at mheskia@bcit.ca.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 38524

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Nov 27 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$576.43

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Program approval required for registration into this challenge section. Please contact the Program Head or Program Assistant at 604-451-7094.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Relate theories of determinants of health to assessment of patients presenting with substance misuse, domestic violence, child abuse, and acute mental illness.
  • Apply health promotion and harm reduction strategies to patients presenting with a history of substance misuse and domestic violence.
  • Reflect on your personal values and beliefs related to caring for emergency patients presenting with a history of substance misuse, mental illness, child abuse, and domestic violence.
  • Describe how to effectively support and communicate with other team members, patients, and families during complex situations.
  • Explain the importance of understanding the phenomenological or “lived experience” of patients from special populations and their families impacts emergency nursing care.
  • Apply the components of the systematic emergency nursing assessment framework to a variety of emergent and complex patient presentations.
  • Apply the concepts of oxygen supply and demand framework to a variety of emergent and complex patient presentations.
  • Determine the level of urgency and prioritize care for complex emergency presentations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate pharmacological interventions for complex emergency patient presentations.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and the underlying pathophysiology to complex emergency presentations, including: special populations (pediatric, geriatric, mental health), various shock types, and respiratory, cardiac, and neurological emergencies.
  • Interpret a variety of 12-lead ECGs and determine the clinical significance and underlying pathophysiology of the findings.
  • Outline the indications for, steps of, and pharmacological considerations for Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI).
  • Apply the components of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) treatment algorithms to applicable patient presentations.
  • Contrast the contexts of urban and rural ED practice environments.
  • Outline the components of the emergency mental health assessment and expected management of a variety of mental health emergencies.
  • Use clinical reasoning to identify and manage actual and potential health-related problems for emergent and complex emergency patients.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSER 7210 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Pediatric Emergency Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  3. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  4. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Combined Emergency/Critical Care Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  5. Specialty Nursing (Emergency - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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