Building on knowledge and skills acquired in previous theory and clinical courses, nurses continue to develop understanding and apply reflective practice to their role as emergency nurses. Broad perspectives of communities, environment, and health care resources are incorporated into nurses’ understanding of health assessment and emergency nursing care. With a focus on a diversity of complex health care challenges and issues arising in emergency practice, nurses use systematic frameworks and reflective problem solving to gain knowledge, make and evaluate clinical judgements, and examine and challenge practice. Developing confidence in the provision of competent emergency nursing care for complex patients is central to this course. Communication skills and relationship building strategies are emphasized as nurses assume an active role in creating partnerships with patients and families and participating in multi-member/interdisciplinary teams. This clinical experience will integrate knowledge and skills gained from workshops/laboratories such as cardiac arrest management and trauma care with clinical practice. Specifically, this course focuses student learning on caring for patients experiencing unstable, complex health challenges. This course may be done on a part-time or full-time basis.
In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Perform comprehensive emergency nursing assessments on patients with complex health challenges.
Demonstrate clinical decision making that integrates appropriate sources of data, various sources of knowledge and the unique perspective and meaning of experience for patients and families with complex health concerns in emergency settings.
Demonstrate competence in the provision of emergency nursing care for complex patients.
Develop and apply strategies to evaluate outcomes of own nursing care and actions and those of others.
Articulate and apply principles of leadership and team building while fostering health care partnerships.
Recognize the influence of context on emergency nursing practice and incorporate this understanding in a framework for clinical judgement.
Demonstrate personal and professional growth in clinical practice through reflection on emergency nursing practice.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
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