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Nursing Skills

Course Number: 31543302
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

31-543-302 NURSING SKILLS ...focuses on development of evidence-based clinical skills and physical assessment across the lifespan. Content includes mathematical calculations and conversions related to clinical skills. In addition the course includes techniques related to obtaining a health history and basic physical assessment skills using a body systems approach. (Prerequisites: Accepted into Practical Nursing Program; Corequisites: 10-801-136, English Composition 1; 10-809-188, Developmental Psych; 31-543-303, Nursing Pharmacology; 31-543-101, Nursing Fundamentals; 31-543-304, Intro to Clinical Practice; 31-806-312, Anatomy/Structure-Function)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

Credit for Prior Learning

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Use aseptic technique
  2. Perform mathematical calculations related to clinical practice
  3. Provide wound care
  4. Measure blood pressure
  5. Manage oxygen therapy
  6. Perform tracheostomy care and suctioning procedures (oral, nasal, pharyngeal, and tracheostomy)
  7. Demonstrate specimen collection procedures
  8. Maintain enteral tubes (feeding, irrigation, suction)
  9. Administer medications via the enteral route (oral/tube/rectal)
  10. Administer medications via the parenteral routes (Intradermal/Subcutaneous/Intramuscular)
  11. Administer medications via topical, transdermal, eye, ear, inhalation, and vaginal routes
  12. Manage intravenous therapy
  13. Facilitate alternative methods of elimination (urinary and bowel)
  14. Obtain a health history
  15. Perform a general survey assessment
  16. Perform an integumentary assessment
  17. Perform a musculoskeletal assessment
  18. Perform a head/neck assessment
  19. Perform a basic eye/ear assessment
  20. Perform a basic neurological assessment
  21. Perform a basic respiratory assessment
  22. Perform a basic cardiovascular assessment
  23. Perform an abdominal assessment