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NSER 7410 - Emergency Nursing Theory 3

Nursing Specialty Emergency Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

An introduction to the care of critically ill patients, this course focuses on the knowledge, values, and beliefs central to the practice of nursing patients who experience life-threatening injuries. Throughout this course, students explore key concepts related to resuscitation including primary assessment and interventions and mechanism of injury. In addition, there is a strong focus on the needs of special populations. Pathophysiology, urgency determination, clinical reasoning, and patient assessment continue to be a focus for learning.

Prerequisite(s)

75% in NSER 7210

Credits

4.0

Cost

$553.95 - $1,099.38 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 36454

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

Joanne Macaluso

Course Outline

Cost

$1,099.38

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Online Course, please contact the program assistant at 604-451-7094 if bridging in from the critical care program.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 36855

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$553.95

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This Challenge section requires program approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant at 604.451.7094.

Learning Outcomes

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 the larger context of emergency settings to the social and political context of global issues including disasters, mass casualty situations, and epidemics.
  • Explain pre-hospital and intra-hospital decision making and the impact on emergency nursing and patient outcomes.
  • Apply key trauma concepts (mechanism of injury, trimodal distribution of death, the golden hour, and the trauma triad of death) to emergency care of trauma victims.
  • Describe how to effectively support and communicate during family witnessed resuscitation.
  • Explain the importance of understanding the phenomenological or “lived experience” of critically ill or injured patients and/or their families in crisis situations.
  • Apply the components of the systematic advanced emergency nursing assessment framework to a variety of critically ill and injured patient presentations.
  • Apply the concepts of oxygen supply and demand framework to a variety of critically ill and injured patient presentations.
  • Determine the level of urgency and prioritize care for complex emergency presentations in the context of trauma care.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate pharmacological interventions for critically ill or injured emergency patient presentations
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and underlying pathophysiology to critically ill and injured patient presentations, including special populations such as pediatric and pregnant trauma victims.
  • Outline the general principles and management of advanced hemodynamic monitoring systems.
  • Interpret advanced hemodynamic and mechanical ventilation assessment data and apply it to the management of critically ill and injured patients.
  • Outline the general principles and management of mechanical ventilation systems.
  • Explain basic principles of forensic nursing science in the context of emergency care.
  • Describe basic principles of organ donation in the emergency department.
  • Use clinical reasoning to identify and manage actual and potential health-related problems in patients requiring resuscitation.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSER 7410 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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