SRJC Course Outlines

2/22/2024 3:37:08 AMNRV 58B Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRV 58BTitle:  INTERMEDIATE SKILLS LAB  
Full Title:  Intermediate Skills Lab for Vocational Nursing Students
Last Reviewed:9/28/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.00 Contact DHR52.50
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Demonstration and supervised practice of intermediate skills based on scientific principles and concepts from theory. Planning and implementing intermediate patient care are done in the simulated clinical setting relevant to steps in the nursing process: assessment, planning, implementing, evaluation and documentation. Students will practice and demonstrate skills in the lab setting prior to the assignment of these skills in the clinical setting.

Course Completion of NRV 58A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intermediate nursing skills are based on scientific principles learned from the previous semester. Skills are correlated to theory, related to steps in the nursing process, and accurate documentation is stressed. Students demonstrate competent skill performance in a simulated clinical setting.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of NRV 58A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1991Inactive:Fall 2021
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Perform selected intermediate nursing skills safely and competently
  in a simulated clinical setting (laboratory) consistent with
  theoretical knowledge base and skills text criteria.
2. Demonstrate competent use of equipment for skills in suctioning.
3. Demonstrate competency in bladder catherization.
4. Demonstrate competency in administering intramuscular, subcutaneous,
and intradermal injections.
5. Demonstrate competency in care of preoperative and postoperative client
particularly in the areas of assessments, complex sterile dressing change,
and monitoring of intravenous and irrigation systems.

Topics and Scope
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1. Preoperative and Postoperative Care
2. Naso-pharyngeal suctioning.
3. Irrigation and drainage suction devices.
4. Bladder catheterization.
5. Complex Dressing Changes with Sterile Technique
6. Intramuscular injection of medications.
7. Subcutaneous injection of medications.
8. Z-track method of injections
9. Anticoagulant injection technique
10.Intradermal injections.

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1.  Attend scheduled demonstration of identified nursing skills.
2.  Practice identified nursing skills in the laboratory.
3.  Independently and safely perform a successful audit of identified
   nursing skills through return demonstration examination.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
100 - 100%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CLINICAL NURSING SKILLS, 5th ed., by Smith, Duell, and Martin, Prentice
Hall, New Jersey (2000).
Instructor prepared material.

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