NURS 552 - Peds Adv Mgmt II
Prerequisite (Enforced): NURS 502 & 545 & 551
Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Management II --- This course is the second in a series of two courses. This course prepares students to address the physiologic and psychological needs of infants, children, and adolescents with acute, critical, and chronic health conditions. This course builds on knowledge and skills from pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Management I, and other courses. The content of this course will include complex diseases including multisystem disorders. Evidence-based, and advanced practice nursing interventions consistent with the CNS and NP roles will be discussed. The focus will be the development of clinical judgment and critical thinking in increasingly complex patients to understand the impact on self-care management practices, family care giving, quality of life, and end-of-life. Issues of age, culture, race, gender, genetics, psychosocial well-being, and socioeconomic status will be addressed. Other key concepts include patient and family counseling, ethical principles, interdisciplinary collaboration, and resource utilization. Students will utilize conceptual and theoretical frameworks evidence-based knowledge to develop an advanced practice management plan of care to address the complex care needs of pediatric patients. Principles of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment modalities will be expanded upon to provide a comprehensive understanding of interventions commonly provided to pediatric patients with acute, critical, and chronic illness. Students will gain procedural experience in casting, thoracentesis, and central line insertion thru laboratory simulation and will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills from this course during the remainder of their clinical experiences in N638 and N639.