The second clinical practicum course for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner students. The scientific underpinnings and practical management of complex acute and chronic conditions across a spectrum of care delivery situations from subacute rehabilitation, to urgent care, emergency department, hospital-based care, and critical care; advanced decision making and clinical judgment in the application of evidence-based practice, health promotion, and disease prevention; acute and chronic conditions most commonly encountered across the spectrum of care delivery settings; theoretical, academic, and political elements involved in the evolution of the AGACNP role. In the required clinical practicum students manage patients’ acute, chronic, and critical conditions under the supervision of preceptors and faculty.
At the completion of this course the student will be able to: 1. Discuss the evolution and current role of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 2. Perform comprehensive health assessments tailored to the needs of acutely and critically ill patients utilizing critical thinking and advanced physical examination and history-taking skills that incorporate data provided via technology when appropriate. Assessments reflect developmental, functional, cultural and mental health considerations. 3. Evaluate, diagnose and manage complex acute and chronic conditions incorporating the principles of epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, health promotion/disease prevention, and cultural competency. 4. Interpret hemodynamic, respiratory, laboratory, and diagnostic testing data to assess and manage complex acute and chronic conditions. 5. Synthesize collected data to formulate and evaluate a plan of care to address complex acute, critical, and chronic physical and mental health needs. 6. Apply evidence from research studies and clinical guidelines to the assessment and management of patients with complex acute and chronic conditions.
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