The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to beginning concepts in the care of higher acuity medical-surgical patients within the general medical-surgical practice area. The participants will focus on expanding their ability to think critically and engage in participatory relationships; examine the concept of health and explore their understanding of health in order to promote health for this patient population and their families. The participants will explore the lived experience of acute illness while applying the theory of oxygen supply and demand, systematic assessment, and ethical clinical decision-making within the medical-surgical nursing practice environment.
This course is delivered in an online format. Students need Program Head approval 604-453-4075 to take this course. On the first day of class, log in to www.bcit.ca/learn/ to access the course.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Explore the concept of the oxygen supply and demand framework as an organizational tool for the systematic assessment in med-surg nursing practice.
Apply oxygen supply and demand theory to patient assessment data
Analyze the interrelationships among the determinants of oxygen supply and demand
Recognize the significance of the determinants of oxygen supply and demand for end-organ perfusion
Examine the necessity of a thorough and systematic nursing assessment including major body systems
Explain the purpose, components and processes of a systematic nursing assessment
Differentiate the purposes between systematic, focused and emergent types of assessment
Apply the nursing assessment process to the oxygen supply and demand framework
Explore the purpose of and the necessity for the SBAR communication tool
Evaluate the significance of using the nursing assessment and SBAR to effectively communicate and collaborate with health care team members
Discuss the decision making model as a tool in decision making
Apply the process of clinical decision making
Explain the significance of “making a case” to patient care
Analyze the significance of evidence-based practice in clinical decision making
Reflect on their personal style and development in clinical decision making
Effective as of Winter 2015
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