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Clinical Procedures IV

Course Code: PNUR 3430
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 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

  • 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 and nasopharyngeal suctioning
  • care of the permanent tracheostomy
  • pediatric medication preparation and administration
  • urinary catheterization
  • catheter irrigation and continuous bladder irrigation
  • neurological assessment
  • care of client in seclusion/restraints
  • seizure precautions
  • oral airway insertion
  • 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.

course prerequisites

PNUR 2301, PNUR 2321, PNUR 2330, PNUR 2351, PNUR 2361


PNUR 3401, PNUR 3421, PNUR 3461

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.