Nurses develop and begin to enact their role in emergency nursing by exploring an emergency environment and assessing influences pertaining to patient and family health. Building upon theory and frameworks from the preceding courses, nurses focus on developing comprehensive assessment skills and applying this knowledge in the care of patients and families. Effective clinical decision making in the context of common, less acute patient presentations is another focus of this clinical experience. In addition, nurses will develop and foster collaborative relationships with patients, families, colleagues, instructors, and other health care providers. The development of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, and communication skills will be emphasized throughout this course. Clinical placements will be available in either a three and one-half week block or on a part-time basis over eight weeks.
Departmental approval is required for this course. Please contact the Program Head at 604-456-8021 for approval. Course manual for this course is avilable at the BCIT bookstore.
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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:
Perform comprehensive emergency nursing assessments on patients experiencing non-complex health challenges.
Use various sources of knowledge to determine the significance and relevance of assessment findings.
Articulate assessment findings (both verbally and in writing) in a comprehensive and systematic manner.
Demonstrate clinical decision making that integrates both appropriate sources of data and the unique perspective of patients and families in emergency care settings.
Develop and utilize interpersonal skills in order to establish partnerships with patients, families and other health care workers.
Demonstrate growth in critical thinking skills through reflection on personal practice and learning.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
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