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Course Title: Concepts of Health Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II
Course Prefix & No.:                 LEC: LAB:                   Credit Hours:
NURS 2520                              5.5 16.4                  1


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Course Description: This course is designed to assist the student in developing assessment skills of the
professional registered nurse. It introduces physical assessment skills related to light palpation, percussion, and
the use of the otoscope/opthalmoscope. The therapeutic interventions related to intravenous therapy are
presented. Comprehension of underlying principles and mastery of skills will be demonstrated in the lab setting.




COURSE PREREQUISITE (S):

Course Prerequisites: Successful completion of the LPN program and licensure as an LPN.
Co-requisites: NURS 2210: Professional Role of the Nurse II and NURS 2410: High Risk Family.


RATIONALE:

This course is a continuation of the concepts of Health Assessment and Theraputic Interventions I in the LPN
program. Students will learn assessment techniques specific to the role of the registered nurse.




REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (S) and/or MATERIALS:

Title:       Ackley, B.J. & Ladwig, G. B. (2006). Nursing diagnosis handbook: A guide to planning care.
   7th ed. Mosby: St. Louis.
Daniels, R. (2004). Nursing fundamentals , caring and clinical decision-making.
   Thomsen/Delmar: Clifton Park, New York..
Deglin, J. & Vallerand, A. (2006). Davis’s drug guide for nurses. 10th ed. F.A. Davis:
   Philadelphia.

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Ignatavius and Workman (2006) Medical-Surgical nursing critical thinking for collaborative care.
   Elsevier/Saunders: St. Louis
Mosby’s medical, nursing and allied health dictionary. 7th edition. (2003). Mosby: St. Louis.
Pagana, K. & Pagana, T. (2005). Diagnostic and laboratory test reference. 7th ed. Mosby:
   St. Louis.
Smith, S. (2005). Sandra Smith's Review for NCLEX-RN.
Edition:
Author:
Publisher:
Materials:


Attached course outline written by: Curriculum Committee                        Date: May, 2007
Reviewed/Revised by:                                                            Date:
Effective quarter of course outline: Fall, 2007                                 Date:
Academic Dean:                                                                  Date:


Course Objectives, Topical Unit Outlines, and Unit Objectives must be attached to this form.




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TITLE: Concepts of Health Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions II PREFIX/NO: NURS 2520

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to

1.Review head to toe physical assessment of the adult client.
2. Discuss the use of the ophthalmoscope/otoscope in the assessment of the adult client.
3.Discuss the proper techniques for deep palpation and percussion.
4.Discuss the assessment of abnormal heart sounds including S3, S4 sounds and murmurs.
5. Discuss the assessment of neurological reflex activity.
6. Discuss the safe administration of IV therapies.




TOPICAL UNIT OUTLINE/UNIT OBJECTIVES:

UNIT I: Head to toe assessment review

1. Recall the purpose of the health history and physical assessment.
2. Recall the skills of physical assessment to include inspection, auscultation, light palpation and
   percussion.
3. Recall the components of the head to toe assessment specific to each body system.


UNIT II: Physical assessment techniques for the eye, ear, and nose


Unit Objectives: At the completion of this unit of study the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the proper use of the ophthalmoscope.
2. Discuss the proper use of the otoscope.
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3. discuss the anatomical structures visible with the ophthalmoscope and otoscope.
4. Practice visualizing anatomical structures of the eye and ear with the
   otoscope/ophthalmoscope.


UNIT III: Physical assessment techniques for the lungs, and abdomen

Unit Objectives: At the completion of this unit of study the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the assessment technique of deep palpation.
2. Discuss the assessment technique of percussion of the thorax and abdomen.
3. Practice the physical assessment techniques of deep palpation and percussion.

UNIT IV: Assessment of abnormal heart sounds

Unit objectives: At the completion of this unit of study the student will be able to:

1. Recall the events in the heart that create normal heart sounds of S1 and S2.
2. Describe the abnormal heart sounds of S3 and S4 (gallops) and murmurs.
3. Describe heart murmurs as systolic or diastolic.
4. Practice auscultation of heart sounds.



UNIT V: Neurological assessment

Unit Objectives: At the completion of the unit of study each student will be able to:

1. Recall the components of the basic neurological assessment to include pupils, level of
   consciousness and mental status, reaction to external stimuli, and the Glasgow Coma Scale.
2. Discuss the proper technique for the assessment of reflex activity using a reflex hammer.
3. Discuss the assessment techniques employed in the assessment of the cranial nerves.
4. Practice the complete assessment of the neurological system.

Unit VI: Intravenous interventions

Unit Objectives: At the completion of this unit of study, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the legal implications of intravenous therapy.
2. Apply the concepts of standard precautions in infusion therapy.
3. Discuss the risks, complications, and adverse reactions of intravenous therapy.
4. Discuss central and peripherally placed vascular access devices utilized in the healthcare
   environment.
5. Discuss the pharmacological principles and administration of intravenous medications.


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COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION:




                         COURSE OBJECTIVES/ASSESSMENT MEASURES


             COURSE OBJECTIVES                                  ASSESSMENT MEASURES
1.                                                    1.
Review head to toe physical assessment of the adult   Unit exam
client.                                               Lab demonstration



2.                                                    2.
Discuss the use of the ophthalmoscope/otoscope in     Unit exam
the assessment of the adult client.                   Lab demonstration




3.                                                    3.
Discuss the proper techniques for deep palpation      Unit exam
and percussion.                                       Lab demonstration



4.                                                    4.
                                                      Unit exam
Discuss the assessment of abnormal heart sounds       Lab demonstration
including S3, S4 sounds and murmurs.

5. Discuss the assessment of neurological reflex      Unit exam
activity.                                             Lab demonstration

6. Discuss the safe administration of IV therapies.   Unit exam
                                                      Lab demonstration

Units 1-6                                             Comprehensive exam




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