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S Y L L A B U S Ms2

  1. 1. MEDICAL- SURGICAL 2 Syllabus Course Description: Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 provides an understanding of the nurse’s role in health and illness within evolving practice environments and across the spectrum of health and illness. This course will address nursing care issues from a physiological, pathophysiological, and psychosocial context. Nursing students will be presented with up-to-date knowledge which will allow them to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course students will be able to: • Implement safe, effective nursing care for individuals with neurologic, musculoskeletal and sensorineural dysfunction. • Discuss healthcare aspects of patients with chronic illness with related rehabilitation needs. • Understand concepts and challenges regarding patient management, such as oncology and biologic crisis situations. • Understand emergency, disaster nursing concepts and the nurse’s responsibility in these urgent and critical areas of nursing (Now under Nsg 105) WEEK TOPICS SUB TOPICS 1 Assessment of Anatomy and Physiologic Overview Neurologic Assessment: Function The Neurologic Examination Diagnostic Evaluation 2 Management of Altered Level of Consciousness Patients With Increased ICP Neurologic Seizure Disorders Problems Headache/Migraine 3 Management of Ischemic Stroke Patients With Hemorrhagic Stroke Cerebrovascular Disorders Management of Head Injuries Patients With Brain Injuries Neurologic Spinal Cord Injuries Trauma 4 Management of Infectious Neurologic Diseases Patients With • Meningitis Neurologic, • Brain Abscess Infectious, • Encephalitis Autoimmune Autoimmune Process Disorders, and • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Neuropathies • Myasthenia Gravis (MG) • Guillain- Barre Syndrome (GBS) Cranial Nerve Disorders • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  2. 2. • Bell’s Palsy 5 Management of Degenerative Disorders Patients w/ • Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Degenerative • Huntington’s Disease (HD) Neurologic • Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Disorders • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) • Muscular Dystrophies (MD) • Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD) • Herniation of a Cervical/ lumbar Disk (HNP) PRELIM EXAMS July 21-25 Tues-Sat DEC? 6 Assessment of Anatomy and Physiologic Overview Musculoskeletal Assessment Function Diagnostic Evaluation Management of Contusions, Sprains, Strains Patients With Joint Dislocations Musculoskeletal Fractures Trauma Amputation 7 Musculoskeletal Managing Care of the Patient in a Cast Care Modalities Specific Cast Management Considerations Managing the Patient in Traction Managing the Patient Undergoing Orthopedic Surgery • Joint Replacement • Total Hip Replacement Management of Common Musculoskeletal Problems Patients With • Acute Low Back Pain Musculoskeletal Common Problems of the Upper Extremity Disorders Common Foot Problems Metabolic Bone Disorders • Osteoporosis • Paget’s Disease Musculoskeletal Infections • Osteomyelitis • Septic (Infectious) Arthritis 8 Assessment and Rheumatic Diseases Management of Connectic Tissue Diseases Patients With • Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatic • SLE Disorders • Scleroderma • Polymyositis • Polymyalgia rheumatica Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis) Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases Associated with Rheumatic Disorders • Gouty Arthritis • Fibromyalgia
  3. 3. 9 Assessment and Anatomy and Physiologic Overview Management of Assessment Patients With Diagnostic Evaluation Eye and Vision Impaired Vision (Errors of refraction) Disorders Glaucoma Cataracts Corneal Disorders Retinal Disorders Orbital and Ocular Trauma Infectious and Inflammatory Conditions 10 Assessment and Anatomic and Physiologic Overview Management of Assessment Patients With Diagnostic Evaluation Hearing and Conditions of the External Ear Balance Conditions of the Middle Ear Disorders Conditions of the Inner Ear Aural Rehabilitation MIDTERM EXAMS 11 Management of Oncologic Disorders of the Brain and Spinal Cord Patients With • Primary Brain Tumors Oncologic • Cerebral Metastases Disorders • Spinal Cord Tumors 12 Biologic Crisis Life Threatening Conditions and General Interventions • Shock • Burns • Angina/ MI • Diabetic Ketoacidosis • Hepatic Encephalopathy • Kidney Failure/ End Stage Renal Disease • Pulmonary Edema/ Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome • Asthma • Pulmonary Emboli • Pneumothorax • Poisoning • Drug Overdose/ Toxicity 13 Special Areas • Cardiac Arrest • BLS/ ACLS • ECG reading • Arrythmias 14 Emergency/ Definition of Terms DisasterNursing • Emergency
  4. 4. • Disaster • Triage Legal Aspect of Emergency Care Psychosocial Aspect in Emergency Management FINALS Prepared by: Dr. Anthony P. Toledo Chairman, MS2