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NURS 2500

This course uses a decision-making process and Henderson’s Conceptual Framework to examine concepts, principles and interventions to meet the needs of individuals of all age groups.  The focus is on concepts of health and illness and their influence in the need satisfaction of the individual, their family and/or significant others.  The units studied are:  challenges to health function, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, pain, the perioperative experience, infection/inflammation, immobility, neoplasia, challenges to mental health and the childbearing family.  Pathophysiology, diagnostics, and treatment modalities are integrated throughout the units. 
PRE-REQUISITE:  Semester 1. 
CO-REQUISITES:  NURS 2501, NURS 2505, NURS 2507, PHAR 1000, PHYS 2000, SOCI 10.