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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6211C

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Increase the credit hours from 3 credits to 7 credits; with 4 credits of didactic instruction and 3 credits of clinical. This change is necessitated by the removal oi NGR 6244C from the Adult-Gero Acute Care concentration curriculum.
Comments: In review 9/4/14; to GC. Approved. To USF Sys 11/4; to SCNS 11/12. Apprd eff 2/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5044 2014-07-15
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 jlindsey@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6211C Clinical Mgmt of Complex Acutely & Critically Ill Adults: ST

    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?

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    7 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Cl Mgmt Acute Adults: ST
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 50

    Prerequisites

    6232C

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Implement clinical reasoning to build collaborative professional relationships in providing optimal care to adult/older adults with special complex, acute and critical illness.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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 course, offered twice per year

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

    No

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

    A terminal degree in nursing and expertise in Acute Care nursing.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Incorporate current and emerging evidence in providing high quality patient centered-care to acutely and critically ill adults and older adults independent of and within the context of chronic illness.

    2. Prescribe treatments and therapeutic devices as indicated by the health status of acutely and critically ill adults and older adults.

    3. Demonstrate effectiveness in utilizing advanced technologies while caring for acutely and critically ill adults and older adults.

    4. Develop a comprehensive plan of care for acute and critically ill adults and older adults, and their families in evolving complex medical and surgical processes.

    5. Participate sharing knowledge and skill with an inter-professional team of colleagues, patients and family in developing policy and procedures to impact care delivery.

    6. Demonstrate proficiency in performing special procedures while caring for acutely and critically ill adults and older adults.

    B. Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing advanced information technologies in the assessment and testing of managing critical ill adults and older adults.

    2. Incorporate evidence-based guidelines in the management of complex acute and critically ill adult and older adult.

    3. Identify common causes of variation in outcomes of care of acutely and critically ill adults and older adults with multisystem failure.

    4. Demonstrate competence in managing clinical case studies involving complex acute and critically ill adults and older adults.

    5. Demonstrate skill and competencies in performing specialized procedures.

    6. Analyze strategies that influence the ability to initiate and sustain effective partnerships with members of the interprofessional team in the development of policies and procedures that impact care delivery.

    C. Major Topics

    Optimal care for adults and older adults with complex acute and critical illness, considering ethical issues across adult lifespan that include but are not limited to:

    1. Assessing advance physiological and cognitive function while setting realistic goals for efficient management of critically ill patients.

    2. Multisystem failure, severity of illness indices, and outcome prediction in the development and evaluation of care in critical ill adults.

    3. Management of adults and older adults with solid organ and bone marrow transplant.

    4. Management of drug overdose, poisoning, and toxicology.

    5. Management of burn, trauma, medical and surgical emergencies.

    6. End of life issues and organ donation in critically ill adults including determinants of brain death, organ donor management, and failure to rescue.

    7. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing advance technologies for physiological assessment and testing of critically ill adults and older adults.

    8. Ethics in critical care, incorporating patient, families/care givers, and the interdisciplinary team.

    9. Team dynamics and team building in critical care.

    10. Malpractice, cost control, the impact of public opinion, and policy issues in caring for acutely and critically ill adults and older adults.

    D. Textbooks

    Deutschman, C.S., & Neligan, P.J. (2010). Evidence-based practice of critical care: Expert consult: Online and print. Philadelphia: PA: Saunders.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    1. Case study including a translational / evidence-based written strategy in the assessment and management of critically ill adults and older adults with a significant ethical complicating dilemma (Like a sample paper for final comprehensive exam).

    2. Journal club discussion on multisystem failure, solid organ transplant, organ donation, burn and trauma.

    3. Quizzes on drug overdose, poisoning, toxicology, managing medical and surgical emergencies.

    4. Demonstrate skills in performing correct techniques of associated procedures in caring for acutely and critically ill adults.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1. Case study including a translational / evidence-based written strategy in the assessment and management of critically ill adults and older adults with a significant ethical complicating dilemma (Like a sample paper for final comprehensive exam).

    2. Journal club discussion on multisystem failure, solid organ transplant, organ donation, burn and trauma.

    3. Quizzes on drug overdose, poisoning, toxicology, managing medical and surgical emergencies.

    4. Demonstrate skills in performing correct techniques of associated procedures in caring for acutely and critically ill adults.

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    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

    Nursing MS


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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