It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as seminar, client-based studies, demonstration, return demonstration, simulation, and project work.
In this course, holistic assessments and psychomotor skills required for nursing practice with childbearing and childrearing families, newborns, infants, children and adolescents are the foci of discussion. Concepts and essential content that will be addressed relative to these topics are listed below. In addition, the core curriculum concepts are integrated in this course.
Holistic Health Assessment
- Stable intrapartum and post-partum clients
- Stable perinatal, newborn and pediatric clients
Psychomotor skills commonly used in caring for stable maternity and pediatric clients
- Engaging with clients
Health promotion/illness & injury prevention
- Teaching and learning associated with nursing assessments and psychomotor skills
Pediatric medication calculations
- Safe dosage calculations
- Fluid calculations
- Integration and application
At the end of this course the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for holistic, comprehensive and focused assessment of stable perinatal, newborn and pediatric clients and their families.
- Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the safe implementation of a variety of psychomotor skills commonly used in nursing practice with stable perinatal, newborn and pediatric clients.
- Demonstrate the consolidation, integration and application of course and other nursing knowledge in simulated nursing practice experiences.
- Further develop nursing practice skills including critical thinking, decision-making, organizational and relational skills.
The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy. A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. This is a graded course.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.