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NUR 391: Health Assessment

3 credits

Students will learn to conduct a comprehensive patient assessment, including the components of a health history and physical exam. Normal and abnormal findings will be explored, as well as appropriate communication and documentation.

Learning Goals

1. Explain the meaning of patient-centeredcare that reflects an understanding ofassessment techniques to ensure patientsafety.2. Develop a systematic approach for completing a comprehensive health assessment. 3. Demonstrate appropriate techniques of physical assessment including health history for each physiological system.4. Formulate nursing diagnoses based on data collected.5. Use research data, nursing informatics, and multiple data resources to determine patient centered expected outcomes.6. Interpret assessment data to determine appropriate nursing interventions.7. Explore the importance of incorporating patients’ psychosocial, cultural and spiritual responses to wellness and illness when conducting a physical exam.8. Describe evidence based research findings applicable to nursing.9. Integrate best practices in performing physical examination and care10. Integrate beginning knowledge of informatics in the laboratory setting by utilizing electronic medical record and PDA as a tool.11. Respect and protect patient privacy in congruency with HIPPA.12. Demonstrate behavior consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and ANA Scope and Standards of Practice in the laboratory setting.13. Discuss ethical and legal considerations relevant to assessment and interviewing patients.14. Utilize principles of therapeutic communication that apply to a holistic interview and communicate with the patient and the patient’s support network

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

Sections Offered: Fall 2024

Health Assessment
0302-391-100 P. Garofalo Tue 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 154 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-150 C. Stackhouse Mon 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - HHE 210 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-200 L. Baltzer Thu 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 156 3
0302-391-250 P. Garofalo Thu 2:40 pm - 4:20 pm GC - HHE 204 3
0302-391-300 P. Garofalo Wed 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 156 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-350 B. Heydemann Thu 10:00 am - 11:40 am GC - NEX 154 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-400 V. Oates Tue 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - HHE 208 3
0302-391-450 C. Best Wed 8:00 am - 9:40 am GC - NEX 156 3
0302-391-500 L. Baltzer Mon 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm GC - HHE 208 3
0302-391-600 L. Gross Mon 10:00 am - 11:40 am GC - HHE 206 3 This Course is Filled to Capacity
Health Assessment (lab)
0302-391-110 C. Delvecchio Mon 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-111 A. Charette Mon 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-112 B. Kahn Mon 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-151 S. Vahldieck Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-152 C. Jensen Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-153 J. Kane Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-210 D. Haughie Wed 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-211 A. Rossello Wed 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-212 T. Edell Wed 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-251 C. Charles Tue 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-252 K. Marshall Tue 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-253 S. Vahldieck Wed 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-310 J. Kane Mon 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-311 S. Serrone Mon 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-312 S. Vahldieck Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-351 S. Jose Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-352 M. Zwiebel Fri 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-353 P. Shea Fri 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-410 M. Nottingham Mon 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-411 N. Truncale Mon 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City
0302-391-412 M. Byrne Mon 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-451 S. Vahldieck Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-452 A. Rossello Thu 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-453 T. Edell Thu 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Garden City
0302-391-510 A. George Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City
0302-391-512 C. Charles Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-610 V. Oates Wed 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-611 D. Haughie Wed 8:00 am - 10:30 am Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-391-612 P. Garofalo Wed 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Garden City This Course is Filled to Capacity

Sections Offered: Spring 2024

Health Assessment
0302-391-100 C. Best Tue 8:00 am - 9:40 am GC - HHE 206 3
0302-391-200 J. Raman Wed 12:00 noon - 1:40 pm GC - NEX 154 3
0302-391-300 L. Gross Tue 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 154 3
Health Assessment (lab)
0302-391-110 N. Truncale Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am GC - NEX 258
0302-391-111 M. Nottingham Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 am GC - NEX 258
0302-391-112 D. Haughie Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 pm GC - NEX 258
0302-391-210 S. Liu Mon 8:00 am - 10:30 am GC - NEX 258
0302-391-211 V. Oates Mon 8:00 am - 10:30 am GC - NEX 258
0302-391-212 V. Oates Mon 11:00 am - 1:30 pm GC - NEX 258
0302-391-310 C. Delvecchio Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GC - NEX 258
0302-391-311 A. Charette Thu 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm GC - NEX 258

 
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