NUR 181 Activity and Rest Needs I (1 credit)
In this course students apply the nursing process in the human needs area of activity and rest. Students are introduced to the client's need of alternate periods of activity and rest. Students learn principles of body alignment/mechanics and safe patient handling. Students also learn to assess activity and rest needs and to provide for these needs by assisting clients to move safely and effectively; by performing range of motion exercises and effective positioning; by providing hygiene such as oral care, skin care, bathing, and bed making; and by implementing nursing strategies to promote sleep. Some factors of growth and development are considered. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours in study and classroom activity. Co-requisite: NUR 180.