Emergency Nursing Care

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Emergency Nursing Care



Course Description

This course introduces the students to the care in the emergency setting. The concepts of assessment of the emergency department patient and the initial prioritising of care will be explored. The nursing science related to trauma victims, and medical and surgical emergencies will be discussed in detail.

The theoretical concepts and knowledge gained will enable the emergency nurse to engage in discussions regarding the principles of emergency nursing   

The content will be primarily oriented toward the adult patient. Reference to physiological changes throughout the age span including neonates, infants, paediatrics and geriatrics will be made when appropriate. It will have both theoretical and clinical components supported by classroom teaching.