This course provides refinement of associate degree nurses’ physical assessment skills, focusing on the assessment differences needed to recognize abnormal findings across the life span, especially with at-risk populations. Communication, health histories, and psychosocial impacts will also be explored in the development of holistic health assessment skills. Additionally, this course will focus on an introduction to the basic concepts of pathophysiology. Students examine the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human responses.
4 hours of theory per week