Client Emphasis on care of the acutely ill adult client in a high technological, managed care environment. Natural sciences, nursing theories with an emphasis on Benner and Watson, ANA Standards, Scope of Practice, and research findings are used as the framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making in acute/critical care. Focus on analysis of parameters in assessment, therapeutic interventions, monitoring and evaluation of the adult client with episodes of acute illness. Discussion and application of pathophysiological phenomena using critical thinking to develop strategies for clients and families with an acute illness experience.
BIO 553 , NSG 558