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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6232C

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Course description, Objectives, & Learning Outcomes
Comments: to GC 4/2/12; MS in Nursing; percentage on campus not specified; faculty emailed 4/11/12. Cleared USF Sys 4/13. Cleared GC. To SCNS 4/18/12. SCNS appd eff 6/1/12. Subm as 6232C; appd as 6232C.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2858 2012-03-22
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6232C Clinical Mgmt of Acutely & Critically Ill Adults and Older Ads

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    6 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Cl M Ac & Crit Ill A & Old Ad
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0


    NGR 6210C, NGR 6244C


    Course Description

    This course focuses on engaging family and surrogate decision-makers in realistic goal setting while supporting physiologic function in acutely and critically ill adults and older adults.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for accreditation

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required as part of Master's program and NP core. Coursework for the NAC concentration based on required competencies.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Knowledge in specific content area

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Analyze acute physiologic changes while planning appropriate support to

    maintain functioning.

    2. Establish realistic restorative, curative, rehabilitative, maintenance, palliative,

    and/or end-of-life goals while collaborating with the family, surrogate decision-makers, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

    3. Implement prioritized pharmacologic and biophysical interventions to support

    physiologic functioning.

    4. Appraise whether expected outcomes of plan of care are being achieved

    while adjusting interventions to optimize outcomes as indicated.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate competency of general and focused histories, physical examinations, and identification of list of differential diagnoses along with a final diagnosis.

    2. Incorporate health information technology such as electronic health records in transforming health care..

    3. Develop individualized plans of care to include identification of pharmacologic therapies, nursing/supportive therapies, health promotion and health education, and client follow-up (referral or return).

    4. Demonstrate Competence in complete clinical case studies involving critically ill clients.

    5. Implement the use of evidence-based practice guidelines in the acute care

    clinical setting.

    C. Major Topics

    Estimating prognosis and realistic goal setting

    2. Assessing cognitive function and decision-making ability

    3. Engaging family and surrogate decision-makers ethically and productively

    4. Supporting physiologic function (pharmacologic and biophysical interventions)

    a. Acute lung injury, oxygenation and ventilation

    b. Blood flow, cardiac output, and hemodynamic monitoring

    c. Failing circulation

    d. Cerebral blood flow

    d. Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders

    e. Acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy

    f. Inflammation & Sepsis

    g. Ingestion Toxicology

    5. Medical, surgical crisis, and trauma

    6. Sedation, pain control, and therapeutic paralysis

    7. Drug overdose and poisoning

    8. Pain, palliative care, and end-of life

    9. Risk assessment in acute care setting, fall, pressure ulcers, inadequate


    10. Wellness assessment and complex care management

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy



    Class Presentations

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master's Program

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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