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Clinical Procedures III

Course Code: PNUR 2330
Faculty: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing - Psychiatric
Credits: 1.5
Semester: 15
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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 the intravenous saline lock device
  • 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
  • Donning sterile gloves
  • Sterile dressing change (simple)
  • Removing sutures/staples
  • Maintaining and removing closed wound drainage devices
  • 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 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.

course prerequisites

PNUR 1201, PNUR 1221, PNUR 1230, PNUR 1250, PNUR 1261, BIOL 1103, BIOL 1203


PNUR 2361, PNUR 2301, PNUR 2321, PNUR 2351

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.