Courses

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HPD NUR 1750 3 Practical Issues in Disability

Course discusses the issues involved in providing assistance to individuals with severe disabilities, and provides opportunities for learning practical skills for assisting these individuals in their activities of daily living.

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HCS NUR 1760 2 Nursing Care of Children In Disasters

Course provides an overview of nursing care of children following disasters, public health emergencies and complex emergencies. Epidemiology of pediatric illnesses and injuries following such events is discussed. Highlighted are physiologic and psychosocial differences in children following exposure to nuclear, biological, chemical and explosive agents. The prioritized nursing care of children exposed to these is addressed. Care of children in complex emergencies, refugee camps and shelters is described. Hospital/community disaster planning with a focus on children presented.

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HCS NUR 1765 3 Risk Factors and Health

The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad description of risk factors and health promotion for individuals, families and communities. Current federal, state and professional organization guidelines and recommendations for health promotion and disease prevention are applied. Current research on the efficacy of health promotion activities is presented.

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HCS NUR 1766 2 Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Fitness

This course provides an integrated approach to health and fitness across the lifespan. The literature related to the components of physical fitness and health will be appraised for its evidence and applicability to general and special populations. Articulation with healthy people 2010, as well as state and local health initiatives, will be emphasized. Nursing knowledge will be applied when prescribing health and fitness regimes for clients across the lifespan. Students will be expected to survey and appraise literature related to health and fitness. Students will be required to participate in and lead physical fitness activities which can be adapted to their needs. Ethical and legal aspects of health and fitness practice, within a nursing context, will be explored. Marketing oneself as a health and fitness professional will be discussed.

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HCS NUR 1767 3 Risk Factors and Health: A Global Perspective

The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad description of risk factors and health promotion for individuals, families and communities from a global perspective. Students select a country of interest and apply that countrys government, policy and professional organization guidelines and recommendations for health promotion and disease prevention. Current evidence on the efficacy of health promotion activities is studied.

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ATC NUR 1770 2 Nursing Care of Adults Experiencing Cardiac Dysrhythmia

Course is focused on interpretation and management of cardiac dys rhythmias occurring in the adult. Mastery of cardiac rhythm interpretation is the end goal. Critical clinical decision making and nursing responsibilites specific to dysrhythmias interpreted are addressed, including institution of appropriate pharmacological and electrical therapeutic interventions based on acls algorithms. Information on basis of electro-physiology, dysrhythmias etiologies and electrocardiographic monitoring is provided. Case studies and multiple examples are used to support repetitive practice in rhythm interpretation.

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HCS NUR 1800 2 Coordinating Clinical Trials

The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with a basic understanding of clinical trials research conducted in accordance with federal regulations. Aspects of clinical trials research such as regulatory requirements, informed consent, pre and post study activities, audit procedures, and budgetary issues will be covered. This course will include presentations by individuals experienced in conducting trials; clinical research coordinators, IRB staff, investigational pharmacists, statisticians, and other experts in clinical research.

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HCS NUR 1801 1-2 Coordinating Clinical Trials Practicum

The course is designed to familiarize students with roles and responsibilities of a clinical research coordinator through observation during a practicum, discussion of different types of clinical research protocols, and discussion of how these protocols are implemented in a variety of research settings. Each student selects focus area and preceptor who guides observations designed to exemplify the role of the clinical research coordinator. Each student also participates in review of research proposals in nih funded center at the university of pittsburgh.

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HCS NUR 1810 2 Case Management

Introduction to the case management process of organizing and providing services to clients to achieve cost and quality outcomes. Case management as a system of assessing, planning, procuring services, and delivering care to meet the multiple needs of clients will be discussed. Topics include assessing the population and organizational needs; identifying high-volume or high-risk cases; determining goals; forming a multidisciplinary team; designing a critical pathway; conducting a pilot project; and evaluating the process.

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HCS NUR 1811 1-3 Case Management Practicum

This practicum is optional and is designed to complement the theory content offered in NUR 1810. The student will assess the population and organizational needs, identify high-volume or high-risk cases; determine goals; form a multidisciplinary team; and/or design a critical pathway.

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HCS NUR 1829 3 Contemporary Issues in Cross Cultural Health Care

Purpose of course is to increase awareness of how the delivery and acceptance of health care may be influenced by social, cultural, and environmental factors. It will provide an overview of how these factors influence a person's response to stressors, daily health and living needs. Goal is to help students increase their understanding of culturally-congruent care by utilizing cultural concepts, theories, and research. Students will analyze factors that facilitate/hinder communication about health needs, acceptance fo the health care regimen, and access to health care systems.

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ATC NUR 1865 2 Fundamentals Of Disaster And Mass Casualty Care

This course is designed to build on the base of medical-surgical nursing and to provide the student with an understanding of the causes, prevention, and mitigation of disasters and insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. The course will include content relevant to all disciplines in the disaster care continuum and then focus on nursing's role in these systems.

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HPD NUR 1900 2 Global Health Care

The world health organization states that in the 21st century

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ATC NUR 1990 1 Senior Seminar

The goal of this course is to support the senior students successful progression to entry-level professional nursing practice. Classroom activities and self-directed learning will prepare students to attain the benchmarks associated with professional licensure and provide a foundation for the continuous self-evaluation and life-long learning required to support professional nursing practice (AACN, 2008).

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ATC NUR 2000 2 Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1

This course examines the interaction of theory, research, and clinical expertise in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. Students develop the skills needed to identify relevant research and to critically appraise published studies to evaluate their quality and applicability to clinical practice. Students gain an understanding of the research process, the critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice.

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