NUR 183 Fundamental Concepts of Safety and Security (1 credit)

In this course, students apply the nursing process in the human needs area of safety and security. Students are introduced to potential environmental and biologic threats to the well-being of the individual such as tissue injury and infection. Nursing assessments and interventions to minimize threats, provide a safe environment, and promote healing, such as medical asepsis, isolation, surgical asepsis, wound care, heat and cold therapy, and a safe process to administer medications, are included. 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.