This course utilizes the Schuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model and other nursing theories to focus on evidence-based secondary prevention concepts, health maintenance, treatment and management of specific diseases across the lifespan. Students will demonstrate increasing proficiency in assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills in the interpretation of subjective and objective data. Competence Statement: Knows secondary prevention well enough to diagnose, treat, and manage select acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.
- Evaluate laboratory and diagnostic studies related to select health problems across the lifespan.
- Develop an appropriate evidence-based plan of care for both acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.
- Provide holistic, culturally sensitive secondary preventative care across the lifespan based on knowledge of etiology, clinical findings, and differential diagnosis.
- Interpret client information including diagnostic testing and identify client-specific factors which determine pharmacologic management planning.
- Use appropriate references and consultation to prescribe and implement drug regimen(s).
- Provide client-specific, culturally sensitive education regarding use of medication and anticipated effects including potential adverse effects.