The students will:
1. Describe the role and functions of the Psychiatric Technician
and other members of the health care team.
2. Apply theoretical concepts of human anatomy and physiology to
planning and implementing patient care with a focus on common
3. State the major, significant signs that distinguish a physically
healthy person from a physically ill person.
4. Describe spiritual and nutritional needs of patients.
5. Describe principles relevant to patient documentation.
6. Describe frequently ordered diagnostic tests including physical
and emotional preparation of the patient.
7. Develop a written treatment plan.
8. Describe treatment modalities and basic nuring skills commonly
prescribed for medical-surgical patients.
9. Describe specific musculoskeletal procedures that promote
function and prevent injuries in the patient with physical
10. Recognize abnormal laboratory values for commonly ordered tests.
11. Describe the therapeutic and adverse effects of the drugs commonly
used in medical-surgical conditions.
12. Describe special needs of the gerontological patients.
13. State the legal rights of patients.
14. Recognize stressors affecting his/her personal and professional
15. Recognize the importance of further professional and self growth.
1. Ethical and legal issues.
2. Functions of health care team.
3. Patient safety.
5. Basic patient assessment and care planning.
6. Basic nursing skills.
7. Hygiene needs.
9. Disorders of major body systems.
10. Gerontological considerations.
A. Drug classifications.
B. Mathematical computations (dosage and administration).
12. Care of surgical patient.
13. Spiritual/cultural considerations.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 20%
|Written homework, Reading reports||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 20%
|Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
50 - 80%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Rosdahl, TEXTBOOK OF BASIC NURSING, 7th edition, 1999, with accompanying
student workbook. Publisher: Lippincott
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 7th edition, 1999, Deglin, Vallerand.
Publisher: F.A. Davis