Prerequisite: Completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing I, II, and III Theory and Clinical Courses. Concurrent with or after completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing IV Theory and Clinical; or approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.
Description: This course incorporates the nursing process in nursing care that assists clients in a variety of emergency situations. The topics discussed include standards, concepts, laws, current research, and ethical implications related to emergency care of clients. The roles and responsibilities of the nurse in emergency care are discussed. Emphasis is on priority setting, critical assessment, interviewing strategies, and the application of the nursing process to provide care and meet course outcomes.