Course

Clinical Procedures III

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 3330
Credits
1.50
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
10
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
Students will continue to develop and integrate foundational skills of psychiatric nursing practice and will be introduced to advanced practice skills relevant to the clinical practice setting.
Course Content
  • Use and maintenance of intravenous infusion device
  • Calculating intravenous flow rates
  • Regulating, monitoring and maintaining intravenous therapy, and fluid balance
  • Changing an intravenous bag and tubing
  • Discontinuing an intravenous infusion device
  • Preparation and administration of intravenous medications via a secondary infusion set
  • Use and maintenance of intravenous saline locks
  • Preparation and administration of medication via intermittent line or IV direct (bolus)
  • Converting an intravenous infusion to a saline intravenous lock device
  • Pre and post-operative care including ECT, surgical and diagnostic treatments
  • Neurovascular assessment (complex) and cast care
  • Surgical asepsis
  • Sterile dressing change (simple)
  • Removing sutures/staples
  • Maintaining and removing closed wound drainage devices
  • Holistic client assessment
  • Documentation
Learning Activities

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 use the Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Curricular threads (wellness-illness continuum, professional values, professional caring and health care delivery system) and domains (person, environment, health, psychiatric nursing) to integrate knowledge, skills and attributes related to clinical procedures when caring for the person experiencing an episodic health challenge.

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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for PNUR 3330
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
36012
Fri Mon
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Haranghy
Instructor First Name
Stacey
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

PNUR 3330 001 is restricted to BSPN students. Students will be assigned to a group by PNUR faculty.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
40
Actual Seats Count
38
2
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
Room
C2020
Start Time
8:30
-
End Time
10:20
Mon
Building
Coquitlam - Bldg. C
Room
C2020
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
14:20