Clinical Procedures IV

Health Sciences
Nursing - Psychiatric
Course Code
PNUR 3430
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
Students will continue to integrate all previously learned skills and will develop abilities to carry out procedures related to caring for clients with complex health challenges. In addition, students will practice advanced assessment skills within a laboratory setting.
Course Content
  • complex wound care
  • sterile glove technique
  • nasogastric insertion, maintenance and removal
  • care and maintenance of enteric tubes
  • providing nutrition and medication via enteric tubes
  • use and care of feeding pumps
  • enterostomal therapy
  • orophanrygeal, nasopharyngeal  and nasotracheal suctioning
  • care of the permanent tracheostomy
  • pediatric medication preparation and administration
  • urinary catheterization
  • catheter irrigation and continuous bladder irrigation
  • neurological assessment
  • care of client with restraints
  • blood transfusion (theory)
  • documentation
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 use 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 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.


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

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.