BON Course Syllabus for Nursing Care of Adolescents, Adults and Aged

Board of Nursing (BON)
Nursing Care of Adolescents, Adults and Aged
Course Syllabus

I. Description
Nursing care of clients with alterations in health patterns throughout the life cycle utilizing the nursing process. This course also includes disaster nursing and care of clients in acute biological crises.

II. Terminal Competencies
1. Applies the nursing process to health care situations.
2. Relates the pathological changes brought about by stresses, illness, etc. to patient care.
3. Institutes health teaching strategies to help create a therapeutic environment for clients, families and communities.
4. Utilizes the different techniques of enabling the clients, families and communities to cope with illness or death.
5. Strives to continue reaffirming the dignity and worth of man through the provision of supportive comfort measures to patients, families and communities at all times and even when death is inevitable.
6. Communicates effectively with clients and members of the health team.
7. Analyzes socio-economic, cultural, political and other factors in relation to the occurrences of illness or disease conditions.
8. Integrates the socio-political, technological and economic systems and their influence on the Philippine health care delivery.
9. Conducts research and uses research studies to improve patient care.
10. Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth.

III. Content Outline
1. Concepts of Stress and Illness
A. Health-illness continuum
B. Epidemiology of illness
C. Stress models
D. Response to stress

2. Nursing Interventions in Illness
A. Holistic approach in different stages of development stages
a.1. Biophysical
a.2. Psychosocial
B. Pharmacological therapeutics
C. Patients in surgery
D. Patients in pain
E. The dying process

3. Care of Patients with Specific Disturbances in
A. Oxygenation
B. Fluids and electrolytes
C. Metabolism
D. Inflammatory and immunologic responses
E. Perception and coordination
F. Cellular aberrations

4. Care of Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disorders
A. Structure, function and assessment
B. Arterial disorders
C. Venous and lymphatic disorders
D. Diagnostic procedures

5. Care of Patients with Urinary Disorders
A. Structures, function and assessment
B. Renal disorders
C. Diagnostic procedures

6. Care of Patients with Integumentary Disorders
A. Structure, function and assessment
B. Protection of the skin, hair and nail
C. Restoring skin structure and function

7. Care of Patients with Hematologic Disorders
A. Basic concepts of hematology assessment
B. Blood transfusion
C. Erythrocytes disorders
D. Diagnostic procedures

8. Care of Patients with Neurologic Disorders
A. Structure, function and assessment
B. Head and spinal injury
C. Diagnostic procedures

9. Care of Patients Experiencing Disorders of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
A. Structure, functions and assessment
B. Evaluation and management
C. Diagnostic procedures

10. Nurses Role in
A. Infection control
B. I.V. therapy
C. Emergency and disaster situations
D. Life threatening conditions

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