431.4 Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult – 3 credit hours

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 with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Description: This course utilizes the nursing process to study the nursing care of critically ill patients across the lifespan with a variety of problems. Topics to be covered include concepts, standards of practice, current research and ethical implications related to the care of critically ill adults. The roles and responsibilities of the nurse in the critical care setting will be discussed. Appropriate research findings are discussed as they relate to care of the critically ill patient.