Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 121 - Basic Health Assessment

(TP/SS only)

Provides instruction and guided practice in the assessment techniques used to gather subjective and objective data from patients in a health care setting and the documentation of that data. Assessment of all body systems is covered. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the nursing program or consent of the program coordinator. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in BIOL 150 . Three hours laboratory each week.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of health assessment through the application of the Five Dimensions of Man, Maslow’s theory and/or Erikson growth and developmental stages in patient care.
  • Utilize professional, collaborative and therapeutic communication skills during the health assessment process.
  • Apply the nursing process to each health assessment.
  • Discuss the legal and ethical considerations of a health assessment.
  • Identify normal versus abnormal assessment findings.
  • Demonstrate mastery of documentation and documentation tools.
  • Complete a Health History.
  • Demonstrate mastery of health assessment techniques.

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