NS 861 - Introduction to Acute Care Concepts

This introductory course acquaints the learner with holistic and interdisciplinary health care management strategies for care of the adolescent, adult and geriatric populations and their families in acute and/or critical care settings. The focus of this first of four courses is on the acquisition of clinical competencies pertaining to the assessment of the acute or critically ill adolescent, adult and geriatric populations (e.g., patient health data analysis, the formulation of differential diagnoses). Emphasis in this course may include the care of patients admitted for short stays (e.g., 24 hours) on sub-acute or acute care units. Caring and its role in safe, high quality, evidence-based practice is threaded throughout the course.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 830 - Advanced Physical Assessment

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Clinical Hours: 120
  • Note: Requires preceptor & clinical site approval prior to registration.

Last updated: 06/10/2021