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NURS 2800 - Chronic and Palliative Care

Credits: 7
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab 2
Course Description: This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the lived experience of clients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments and management of care of clients experiencing concurrent illnesses/co-morbidities.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2700  or NURS 2720  with a grade of C or higher, NURS 2750  with a grade of C or higher, BIOL 2032  with a grade of C or higher, Completion of NURS 2850  with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment, Completion of BIOL 2035  with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Introduction to managing chronic illness and disease
    1. Evidenced based collaborative care
    2. Quality and safety
    3. Symptom Management
    4. Chronicity
    5. Co-morbidities
    6. Vulnerability
    7. Stigma, social isolation
    8. Disability
    9. Self-care
    10. Trends in healthcare
      1. Access
      2. Equity
      3. Affordability
      4. Social justice
    11. Autonomy/advocacy
    12. Trajectory of Illness
    13. Grief and Loss
    14. Psychosocial response
      1. Cultural
    15. Focused assessments based on disease process
      1. Age related specific assessment needs (infant, pediatric, adult and gerontologic)
    16. Caregiver burden
  2. Nursing Care of Clients with Chronic Disruptions to:
    1. Psychosocial Integrity
    2. Physiological Integrity
      1. Mobility
      2. Tissue Integrity
      3. Oxygenation and Perfusion
      4. Metabolism
      5. Neuro-cognition
      6. Regulatory
      7. Comfort/Pain
  3. Lab Modules
    1. Functional Health Assessment
      1. ADLs
      2. Elimination
    2. Preventing hazards of immobility
    3. Oxygenation
    4. Enteral Nutrition
    5. Peripheral and implantable access ports
    6. Chronic wound management
    7. Neurosensory lab
    8. Selected Simulated experiences related to chronic illness and palliative care

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. discuss trends in healthcare as they relate to issues of access, equity, affordability and social justice.
  2. explore ones own beliefs and values as they relate to caring for clients experiencing chronic illness and end of life issues.
  3. promote achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and end of life issues.
  4. provide quality and safe client care as a member of the inter-professional team.
  5. recognize the role of information technology in improving client care outcomes and creating a safe care environment.
  6. utilize clinical judgment and decision making skills while providing care to promote optimal health for clients experiencing chronic illness.
  7. utilize evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and client preferences in planning, implementing and evaluating outcomes of care.
  8. incorporate the knowledge and methods of a variety of disciplines to inform decision-making in the care of the chronically ill client.

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