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School of Nursing
Nursing (NURS)
Primary Care of the Family
Primary Care of the Family
Summer 2016
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The theoretical and practical foundations of family primary care.
1. Describe the role of the nurse practitioner within a family based scope of practice and be able to apply concepts of professionalism as set forth by professional nursing and National organizations.. 2. Incorporate the principles of epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and health promotion/disease prevention when diagnosing and managing patients across the lifespan 3. Perform comprehensive health assessments by using problem-oriented data collect ion, advanced history taking and communication skills, and advanced physical examination skills which include developmental screening, mental health assessment and functional status 4. Perform comprehensive health examinations by utilizing problem-oriented data collection and risk assessment principles for the purposes of diagnosing current conditions, identifying co-morbidities and putting preventative practices into place in patients across the lifespan 5. Evaluate and implement educational and/or health promotion and preventive strategies based on information gathered during history and physical exam and considering cultural, socio-economic, psycho-social and developmental needs. 6. Assess, diagnose and manage common primary care problems across the lifespan by utilizing diagnostic tests, the skills of clinical decision-making and evidenced based clinical practice guidelines. 7. Collaborate and arrange for appropriate consultations and referrals to other healthcare specialties as necessary to promote quality patient care.
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