165. Pediatric Nursing
Lecture, three hours; clinical, six hours. Requisites: courses 162A, 162B, 162C, 164. Nursing assessment and management for selected acute and emergent problems in infants, children, and adolescents, with emphasis on social, cultural, and developmental influences. Integration of basic knowledge of pathophysiology, diagnostics, pharmacology, therapeutic interventions, and communication concepts as applied to care of infants, children, and adolescents, with application of nursing process, evidenced-based practice, and problem-solving strategies, and critical thinking. Discussion of application of nursing process, research, problem solving, and critical thinking. Supervised practicum experience within setting of multidimensional team, with focus on application of theory in clinical interpretation of assessment and diagnostic data for purpose of planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for infants, children, and adolescents. Intermediate-level assessment, health maintenance, and management of symptoms in this population. Letter grading.