NUR 181 Fundamental Concepts of Activity and Rest (1 credit)

In this course students apply the nursing process in the human needs area of activity and rest. Students are introduced to the client's need of alternating periods of activity and rest. Students learn principles of body mechanics/alignment and safe patient handling. Students also learn to assess activity and rest needs and to provide for these needs by assisting clients to move safely and effectively, by performing range of motion exercises, through effective positioning, and by implementing nursing strategies to promote sleep. Students learn to assess skin integrity and provide interventions to promote effective hygiene including oral care, skin care, bathing, and bed making. Factors of growth and development, culture, spirituality, and ethnicity are considered in context. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours in study and classroom activity. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing.