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Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety


• Premier Product - Online access for this course is 24 weeks. After you purchase a Premier course, you will receive your online ID and password via email within two business days. • Academic Support (Available for Premier Product Only) - If you purchase the additional Academic Support for this course you will receive 24 weeks of support. Essentials of Nurse Care: Health Safety measures knowledge and understanding of the areas of nursing encountered by the associate degree nurse. You will be expected to determine nursing care and nursing actions common to patients through the life cycle. The exam requires knowledge in the following areas: • Anatomy and physiology • Microbiology • Technical vocabulary • Psychosocial and physical development Topics include: Nursing Process • Basic Concepts o Characteristics of the nursing process o Related competencies • Nursing Process Health, Wellness, and Illness • Basic Concepts o Models of health and illness o Stress and adaptation o Principles related to health assessment o Principles related to health promotion and maintenance o Factors influencing the patient’s health, wellness, and illness • Nursing Process Environmental Safety • Basic Concepts o Principles o Common safety hazards in the environment o Factors influencing the patient’s environmental safety o Emergency management planning and bioterrorism readiness planning • Nursing Process Biological Safety • Basic Concepts o Principles relating to biological safety o Chain of infection o Principles relating to the body’s ability to defend itself from infection o Stages in the infectious process o Process of wound healing o Factors influencing the patient’s biological safety • Nursing Process Medication Safety • Basic Concepts o Principles related to the safe administration of medication o Factors influencing the patient’s response to medications • Nursing Process Psychological Safety • Basic Concepts o Communication o Therapeutic communication o Therapeutic nurse-patient relationship o Principles of teaching and learning o Factors influencing communication and ability to learn • Nursing Process (Taken from “Excelsior College Examination Content Guide for Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety,” Excelsior College Examinations, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, ©2007.) *Important - Please be sure to order the correct required textbook(s) for the type of product that you would like (Traditional, Advanced or Premier) The required textbook(s) for the Advanced and Premier Course are listed below. • Fundamentals of Nursing 9th Pearson ISBN 9780138024611 • Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis 4th edition ISBN 9780323089203

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts, Process and Practice   
      9th by Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, Audrey Berman and Shirlee Snyder - Prentice Hall,
        
    ISBN 9780138024611