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NFNP 5608

Management of Acute and Chronic Illness, Part 1

Six semester hours, three theory, nine clinical.

This course focuses on the clinical management of commonly occurring acute and chronic conditions in health care settings. Content includes symptom complexes, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical management, and prevention of complications. Emphasis is on symptom analysis, diagnostic reasoning, differential diagnosis, and prescription of therapeautic regimens. Attention is given to evidence-based pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments, and integration of nursing, developmental family and transcultural theories to the diagnostic and management process. The clinical practice provides the opportunity for the student to perform comprehensive and episodic assessments, demonstrate advanced skills in health assessments, diagnose commonly occurring illness, and suggest treatments and referrals under supervision. Prerequisite: NFNP 5407.

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