This course is designed to give the student insight and experience in the application of information science to nursing practice. The electronic environment is explored as a resource for the enhancement of communication, clinical decision making, professional role development, and knowledge discovery with relevance to patient care and healthcare management. Students will demonstrate the use of software applications to include: email, internet browser applications, literature databases, and electronic documentation systems. Focus will include the ethical and legal issues concerning health records, confidentiality, and release of information.
This course introduces the student to systems of metric, household, and apothecary measurement; abbreviation; symbols; and math for medicines. Clinical experience for this course is provided by the direct care in the clinical experiences of ADN-RN 101. Content includes: basic procedures and skills of medication administration, as well as basic information concerning pharmacology of the most common drugs utilized in healthcare.