Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences

Higher Diploma in Emergency Nursing

Course Description

EMER 500 Foundations of Emergency Nursing (Cr. 2)
This course introduces students to the history of emergency nursing, emergency care team, legal and ethical issues related to this field.  Emphasis is on nursing roles.  Students are introduced to professional nursing emergency associations.

EMER 510  Pre-hospital Care Management (Cr. 2)
This course concentrates on emergency medical service systems related to  stabilization of patients with injuries, methods of transfer both  air and ground,  preparation of patients  and medico legal responsibility.  Emphasis is placed on disaster planning and management.
Clinical needed: EMER 515 (2 cr.)

EMER 515 Practicum: Pre-hospital Care (Cr. 2)
This course provide  students with opportunities to  practice their knowledge about stabilizations and transfer of the victims.  This practice takes place in institutions that provide this kind of ambulatory care.

EMER 520 Physical Examination (Cr. 2)
The emphasis of this course is to promote students skills in the physical assessment process of the patient from head to toe.  A thorough examination of specific systems including special maneuvers used for patients receiving care in emergency care facilities. 
EMER 530 Triage (Cr. 3)
This course helps students in the classification of patients for the purpose of determining treatment priorities.  It also exposes students to the responsibilities of triage nurses and proficiency of several skills, including assessment, communication, organization and decision making.
Clinical needed: EMER 535

EMER 535 Practicum: Triage and Trauma Nursing (Cr. 2)
Students apply their knowledge and skills about trauma nursing in emergency departments. They practice their assessment planning, interventions and evaluation skills by sorting out their priorities.
EMER 540  Trauma Nursing (Cr. 3)
This course focuses on mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, trauma protocols, primary survey interventions and the nursing process in advanced trauma life support.
Clinical needed: EMER 535

EMER 550  Clinical Emergencies (Cr. 5)
This course is designated to help students deal effectively with medical and surgical emergencies of all body systems: nervous, cardio pulmonary, hematology, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal genitourinary and obstetrics.  It covers emergency care for both children and adults.
Clinical needed: EMER 555 
EMER 555  Practicum: Clinical Emergencies (Cr. 3)
The main focus of this course is to provide  students with experience in dealing with children and adults who are exposed to medical and or surgical emergency treatments that involve different body systems.
EMER 560  Emergency Nursing Research (Cr. 2)
This course aims to expand students’ knowledge and skills in the area of nursing research particularly in the emergency field.  It also improves the students’ awareness of the particular research evidence that is related to their emergency practice.
EMER 570  Teaching and Management in Emergency Nursing (Cr. 4)
This course exposes students to areas of nursing clinical supervision, preceptorship and mentoring in the emergency departments.  It also emphasizes human resources management, planning and organization of health services.  Students learn about their role in effecting and managing change in their clinical areas.
Clinical needed: EMER 575
EMER 575  Practicum: Teaching and management (Cr. 2)
Students practice their role as clinical preceptor or mentor in dealing with newly employed nurses or with students who are practicing in the emergency department.  In addition, they assume the role of nursing manager in such a department.

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