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NURS 345 Child and Family Nursing Lab

NURS 345: Child and Family Nursing Lab

Required For: Nursing BS Students

Course Description: Clinical application of knowledge and skills from NURS 344 and prior courses. Includes community, virtual clinical experiences, and simulation.

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Course Objectives

  • Develop and be able to modify a nursing plan of care for a laboring patient using the nursing process.
  • Demonstrate nursing skills that complement patient care in a safe and appropriate way.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to provide safe care for patients
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics and safe administration of medications used in the maternity setting and how they differ from use in non-maternity settings
  • Demonstrate holistic patient education that considers the individual needs of the patient, including but not limited to, developmental stage, age, culture, spirituality, and personal preferences.
  • Identify the use of health policies and programs in the healthcare settings that support or hinder appropriate care for these patient populations
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the role of the student nurse
  • Discuss the role of the nurse specific to these patient populations (All Level Objectives)

Clinical Competencies

What the students should be doing during clinical experiences:

  • For this clinical, the expectation is that students will follow their assigned nurse and do skills such as: vital signs, physical assessment, administer medications, educate patients/families, provide report to the interprofessional team as appropriate, and experience as much as they can.

The Student may not:

  • Be accountable for fetal or telemetry monitoring and interpretation.
  • Co-sign anything that requires nurse signature (blood, medication administration, wastage, admissions, etc.)
  • Witness or sign a consent document of any kind.
  • Hang blood independently
  • Independently pass medication, mobilize using lift equipment, any other skills that require nursing license (they can do these things assisted by licensed RN)
  • Independently receive a telephone or verbal physician order
  • Independently sign out medications from Pyxis, Omnicell, or similar dispensing system.