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NURS 2920 - Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course will facilitate ongoing critical thinking and analysis of pathophysiological concepts. Emphasis will be on interpretation and prioritization of data resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations. This course complements the selected topics addressed in Acute & Complex Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2800  with a grade of C or higher, NURS 2820  with a grade of C or higher, NURS 2850  with a grade of C or higher, BIOL 2035  with a grade of C or higher, NURS 2900  with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment, NURS 2950  with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Introduction to acute pathophysiological processes
    1. Definitions
  2. Holistic nursing assessment of objective manifestations of common acute health problems
  3. Holistic nursing assessment of subjective manifestations of common acute health problems
  4. Environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations
    1. Psychosocial Integrity
      1. Acute Behavioral Health Disorders
        1. Suicide
        2. Overdose
    2. Physiological Integrity
      1. Mobility
        1. Trauma
      2. Tissue Integrity
        1. Burns
      3. Oxygenation and perfusion
        1. ARDS
        2. COPD exacerbations
        3. Heart failure exacerbations
        4. Pneumonia
        5. Acute MI
        6. Shock
        7. Sepsis
      4. Metabolism
        1. DKA
        2. Acute liver failure
        3. Bowel obstruction
      5. Neuro-cognition
        1. Acute CVA
        2. TIA
        3. Head injury
      6. Regulatory
        1. Cancer emergencies
        2. Malignant hypertension
        3. Thyroid storm

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

  1. analyze protective and predictive factors including genetics which influence the heath of clients.
  2. explain the common mechanisms of acute/complex disease progression in the human body.
  3. incorporate theory and research utilizing and prioritizing data from multiple relevant sources.
  4. utilizes theories and concepts from the sciences to expand understanding of the human pathophysiological experience.

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