The second clinical practicum course for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner students. Management of complex, acute stable and unstable conditions experienced by a variety of age groups from adolescents to middle-aged adults, to the elderly; application of advanced assessment techniques and technology for the diagnosis and management of patients. Both clinical and simulation experiences provide students with opportunities to provide advanced evidence-based interventions.
1. Perform comprehensive health assessments tailored to the needs of acutely and critically ill patients utilizing diagnostic reasoning, advanced physical examination techniques, and history-taking skills that incorporate data provided by technology when appropriate. Assessments reflect developmental, functional, cultural and mental health considerations. 2. Evaluate, diagnose and manage complex acute and critical conditions incorporating the principles of epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, supportive and restorative care, and cultural competency. 3. Interpret hemodynamic, respiratory, laboratory, and diagnostic testing data to assess and manage complex acute and chronic conditions. 4. Synthesize collected data to formulate and evaluate a plan of care to address complex acute, critical, and chronic physical and mental health needs. 5. Apply evidence from research studies and clinical guidelines to the assessment and management of patients with complex acute and critical conditions. 6. Apply the concepts of patient engagement and shared decision making in the clinical setting as appropriate. 7. Discuss advanced directives with patients and families considering patient’s wishes and incorporating cultural and religious considerations.