Diploma in Clinical Nursing Skills

Learn crucial clinical nursing skills and knowledge of anatomy and physiology for treating diseases and disorders.

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Nurses play a crucial role in today’s healthcare system. This course teaches essential nursing concepts, from anatomy and physiology to clinical nursing skills, which are necessary for treating a variety of conditions and disorders. Along with reviewing important concepts used in the nursing profession, the course also teaches the duties and responsibilities nurses have for ensuring their patients a comfortable recovery.




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The course covers essential knowledge and skills used within the nursing profession. First, you will be given a simple runthrough of human anatomy and physiology, in order to understand the pathophysiology of different conditions that affect systems of the body. Next, you will learn about the different diagnostic procedures nurses use for singling out conditions. This will help you deliver competent nursing care for patients suffering from a variety of different diseases and conditions.

Next, you will learn about common and important conditions a patient may suffer from, ranging from cardiovascular problems to conditions in the nervous system, and including hypertension, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. Here, you will learn to identify symptoms and recognize abnormalities in diagnostic readings. The course will then discuss some of the most common pharmaceutical interventions used to treat different conditions. Here, you will learn about the most common side effects, adverse reactions, and the pharmacokinetics of particular drugs.

This course is a perfect study-aid for both student nurses and practicing nurses looking to develop their careers, and can also be used as a refresher by registered nurses with several years of experience. By the end of the course, you will have boosted your nursing skills and be aware of the best practices conducted in top healthcare facilities today. So get started today and get a quick upgrade to your nursing ability.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system. - Describe the various diagnostic procedures that can be used to determine whether or not a patient is suffering from a cardiovascular disorder. - Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. - Identify when a patient is exhibiting abnormal respiration patterns. - Discuss the steps involved in performing various physical examinations and procedures to determine whether or not a patient is in need of respiratory surgery. - List and explain the function of, the different body parts of the digestive system. - Describe the symptoms and treatment of the main gastrointestinal disorders. - Explain the disorders which can affect the hepato-biliary system. - Identify the signs and symptoms of diabetes. - Identify the symptoms of hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis. - Describe the physiology of the central nervous system. - Identify the sub-divisions of the brain. - Use a standardized neurological assessment scale, such as the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). - Describe the different types of diagnostic procedures used to evaluate cranial, spinal and brain injuries. - Describe the types of Infectious neurological diseases that can render the patient acutely ill. - Explain the different types of cranial nerve disorders. - Discuss the objectives of care for medical and nursing management in relation to seizures associated with cranial disorders. - Describe the main types of degenerative neurological diseases. - Explain the steps to take in medical and nursing management treatment of degenerative neurological diseases.


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