Nursing 1030 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice LRC (Winter 2019)

Nursing 1030 examines fundamental principles and skills for nursing practice.  Students are introduced to Primary Health Care and to the Prince Edward Island Conceptual Model of Nursing:  A Nursing Perspective of Primary Health Care.  Through this theoretical framework, nursing concepts are explored and strategies for nursing care considered.  Students are introduced to beginning communication, assessment, and psychomotor skills through active participation in online and onsite lectures, lab and clinical seminar settings.  Students have an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice by partnering with healthy older adults living independently in the community and in long term care settings.

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January 4:

Perry, Potter & Ostendorff (2013). Theraputic use of heat and cold, pp. 976-992. In Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques. St. Louis, MI: Elsevier.

January 11:

Beam, E.; Gibbs, S.; Hewlett, A.; Iwen, P.; Nuss, S. & Smith, P. (2015). Clinical challenges in isolation careAmerican Journal of Nursing, 115(4), 44-49.

Short, P., Antonini, T., Brennan, J., Hobbs, M. & Mauk, T. (2017). Five MDROs you need to know. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 15(1), 44-53.

January 17:

Health Canada (2003). Canadian guidelines for body weight classification in adults. Ottawa, ON: Author. pp. 6-17. Please note:The Canadian Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults has been Archived by the Government of Canada and the link to the technical report no longer exists. The link provided here is not to the Government of Canada's site and may not be available in the future.

Myatt, R. (2017). Pulse oximetry: what the nurse needs to knowNursing Standard31(31), 42–45. 

January 24:

Pagana, Pagana & Pike-MacDonald (2018). Mosby’s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, Second Canadian edition. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Guidelines for proper test preparation and performance. pp. 2-10.

Microscopic studies. pp. 799-801.

Throat & nose cultures. pp. 866-869.

Urine studies. pp 1016-1022.

Urinalysis. pp. 1073-1090.

Urine culture and sensitivities. pp. 1093-1095.

Stool specimens, pp. 961-964.

January 25:

Ogden, S. (2015). Calculation of Drug DosagesChapter 3- Percents. pp.63-69.

February 8:

Jordan, R, Thompson, B. & Davis, C. (2015). The facts about fecal microbiota transplantNursing Made Incredibly Easy, 13(2), 52-53.

RNAO Clinical Best Practice Guidelines. Ostomy Care and Management; 

Pp. 31 Table 9-1: Definitions of Common Stomal and Peristomal Complications; 

Pp. 81-83 Appendix G: Sample Assessment Form; 

Pp. 88 and 90-91 Appendix I: Nutritional Management Tips in Ostomy Care;

Pp. 94-95 Appendix J: Ostomy Teaching Flow Sheets (Fecal Stomas);

Pp. 102 Appendix M: Sample Ostomy Care Form.


Schroeder, M.J. (2011). Looking to improve your bedside report: Try SBAR. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 9(5), 53-54.