NUR 184 Nutrition and Elimination Needs I (1 credit)
This Level 1 nursing course assists students in learning basic nursing care. The first unit includes assessments and skills such as: monitoring intake and output, and client care during intravenous therapy. Readings, videos, and laboratory small groups are used to help the student learn to assess and promote their clients' fluid and electrolyte balance. In unit two, the focus switches to normal adult nutritional needs, including nasogastric tubes used for feedings and stomach decompression. Areas of special concern to nurses are highlighted, such as assessing client readiness for diet progression. Units three and four focus on basic assessments and measures to promote the hospitalized person's elimination. 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.