ERIC Number: ED354304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Practical Nursing Curriculum Guide. Including the Expanded Functions of I.V. Therapy and LPN Management. Invest in Success.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.
Under the Idaho state system for curriculum development in vocational education, Technical Committees made up solely of industry personnel are responsible for drawing up task lists for each program. The first part of this guide contains a curriculum for instruction of practical nurses who are eligible to sit for the license examination upon successful completion. The task list for this course groups 102 occupational skills or tasks with enabling objectives by 21 modules: use verbal and written communications; demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities; participate in the nursing process; apply principles of infection control; provide bio-psycho-social support; describe human anatomy and physiology; provide emergency care; perform comfort and safety functions; apply principles of nutrition; assist with activities of daily living; perform special nursing procedures; apply principles of pharmacology; apply principles of human growth and development; provide care for patients receiving intravenous therapy and for maternal/newborn, pediatric, operative, medical/surgical, geriatric, and rehabilitation patients; and demonstrate employability skills. The second part of the guide contains a curriculum for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who will provide intravenous therapy. It is divided into two parts. Persons who completed part I during a basic course of instruction must complete only part II. Part I covers essential duties in intravenous therapy; part II covers initiating, maintaining, and monitoring intravenous infusions and monitoring and maintaining central venous lines. The third part of the guide contains a curriculum for the LPN management course for LPNs who perform as managers in skilled nursing facilities (long-term care). (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Management Development, Nurses, Nursing Education, Nursing Homes, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Practical Nursing, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Task Analysis
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho