Nursing 1030 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice LRC (Winter 2020)

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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List of Reserve Material: 

January 9:

Perry, Potter, Ostendorf & Cobbett (2020). Therapeutic use of heat and cold, pp. 1107-1125. In Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques, (First Canadian edition). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

January 16:

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.

Chapman, C. & Foley, C. (2018). The C. difficile puzzle: Putting it all together. Nursing, 48(11), 34-40.

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 Please note:The Canadian Guidelines for Body Weight Classification in Adults has been Archived by the Government of Canada and the link to the technical report no longer exists.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 (2019). Guidelines for proper test preparation and performance. pp. 5-12.

Microscopic Examinations. pp.733-735.

Throat & nose cultures. pp.795-798.

Urine studies. pp. 935-940.

Urinalysis. pp. 991-1005.

Urine culture and sensitivities. pp. 1007-1009.

Stool specimens, pp. 883-889.

January 31:

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

February 7:

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.

February 13:

Hirst & Stares (2020). Delegation, Chapter 6, pp. 73-78. In Hussein &Osuji (2020). Brunner & Suddarth’s Canadian Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 4th edition. LWW: Philadelphia, PA.

March 6:

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

March 27:

Thomas Hess, C. (2011). Checklist for factors affecting wound healing. Advances In Skin & Wound Care, 24(4), 192.