Clinical Procedures I

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 2130
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
10
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Coquitlam

Overview

Course Description
Students are introduced to theory and principles associated with foundational skills of psychiatric nursing practice. These include assisting clients with their activities of daily living (personal care), body mechanics involved with caring for individuals and an introduction to principles of medication administration.
Course Content
  • handwashing
  • use of disposable gloves
  • standard precaution/chain of infection
  • moving, lifting and transferring clients
  • use of mechanical lifts
  • head to toe assessment
  • discontinuing a urinary catheter
  • range of motion exercises
  • vital signs, TPR, BP
  • height and weight
  • tub bath, bed bath and shower
  • oral airway insertion
  • oral care
  • perineal care
  • dressing an adult
  • applying adult briefs
  • bed making
  • administration of oral meds (introduction)
  • collecting specimens (sputum, stool, urine)
  • administration of enemas and rectal suppositories
  • positioning
  • use of TED stockings/application of tensors and slings
  • isolation techniques
  • pulse oximetry
  • neurovascular assessment (basic)
  • holistic health assessment
  • care of the unconscious client
Methods Of Instruction

Students will learn clinical procedure skills through a variety of means including lecture, observation, audio-visual aids, demonstration, simulations and case studies. Students will have an opportunity to practice skills in a laboratory setting.

Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College evaluation policy. An evaluation schedule is presented at the beginning of the course.

 

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

In this course the student will be introduced to the Douglas College Department of Psychiatric Nursing Curricular threads (wellness - illness continuum, Professional values, Professional caring and health care delivery system) and domains (person, environment, health, psychiatric nursing) to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes related to clinical procedures when caring for the healthy person.

Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
35672
Thu
Hunt
Michelle
Full
Coquitlam
PNUR 2130 001 is restricted to BSPN students. Students will be assigned to groups by course instructors.

This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
40
40
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
C2020
10:30
-
12:20