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NSG 103 Foundations for Nursing III: Common Adult Medical-Surgical Problems

NSG 103 Foundations for Nursing III: Common Adult Medical-Surgical Problems

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West Penn Hospital School of Nursing

NSG 103:  Foundations for Nursing III – Common Adult Medical/Surgical Problems is a 10-week course that focuses on common medical-surgical problems encountered by adult clients. Pathophysiology of health problems is introduced in this course. Care mapping is introduced to promote critical thinking and assist students in recognizing the interrelatedness of client problems. Clinical judgment is used by the student to care for the client requiring treatment for alterations in health. Levels of prevention are discussed with each specific health problem. The student is expected to utilize communication skills to facilitate health promotion activities such as client education. Time management principles are introduced as a means of organizing health care. The clinical component includes experiences in acute care

settings providing an opportunity for the student to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate care. A perioperative care experience is included.

Lab Skills

  • Starting IVs
  • Procedures, including phlebotomy procedures
  • Documentation

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize communication skills necessary to facilitate health promotion and client education.
  • Effectively perform phlebotomy, start IVs, and document patient care.
  • Effectively administer continuous IV fluids and IV push medications.


  • West Penn Hospital School of Nursing students
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