Nursing 2230 Adult Nursing: Transition in Health (Winter 2019)

In this course, the student focuses on the experience of illness and the impact of illness, both acute and chronic, on the hospitalized client.  The primary focus is the individual client; however, the individual is considered within the context of the family.  Each student has clinical rotations working with adults in a hospital setting who are experiencing an acute episode of illness or an exacerbation of a chronic illness.  Students learn to apply the principles of primary health care to nursing practice in the acute care setting.

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List of Reserve Material: 

Experience of Illness

Gottlieb, L. & Feeley, N. (2006). The collaborative partnership approach to care: A delicate balance. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Elsevier pp. 65-105.
Munro, M., Gallant, M., MacKinnon et al.(2000). The Prince Edward Island conceptual model of nursing: A nursing perspective of primary health careCanadian Journal of Nursing Research, 32 (1), 43, 59 (Figure 1).

Assessing and managing the client with acute pain

Glowacki, D. (2015). Effective Pain Management and Improvements in Patients’ Outcomes and Satisfaction. Critical Care Nurse, 35(3), 33-43.

The surgical experience

Harrington, P. (2014). Prevention of surgical site infection. Nursing Standard, 28(48), 50-58.

Diagnostic blood work

Perkins, A. (2016). Using the ABG to identify acidosisNursing Made Incredibly Easy, 14(2), 6–9.
Perkins, A. (2016). Deciphering diagnostics. Alkalosis in briefNursing Made Incredibly Easy, 14(4), 13–15.

Living with cardiovascular disease: Acute coronary syndrome

Smith, J. N., Negrelli, J. M., Manek, M. B., Hawes, E. M., & Viera, A. J. (2015). Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome: An evidence-based update. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 28(2), 283-293.

Living with Cancer

Underhill, M. L., Chicko, L., & Berry, D. L. (2015). A Nurse-Led Evidence-Based Practice Project to Monitor and Improve the Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(1), 38-40. 

Living with cardiovascular disease: Stroke

Kelly, A., Blackwell, A., Helms-Jaye, S., Cheek, T., Collins, K., & Dolbow, D. R. (2014). The Effects of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Post-Stroke. Clinical Kinesiology (Online Edition), 68(4), 25-28.