ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF GAZA FACULTY OF NURSING Course title : Essentials skills of Nursing Course Number : MIDW 1103, credit hours (1) Placement : First year, First semester Course Description : This course is designed to provide the midwifery students with the fundamental skills in nursing and patient care. The nursing process will be used as a frame in practicing such skills. Nursing procedures are taught in skill lab parallel to the theoretical base in order to help the students to master the basic nursing skills required to carry out fundamental nursing activities . Course Objectives: At the end of this course the student will be able to:1.Use the nursing process as a framework to provide nursing care for clients. 2. Develop behaviors of the professional role of the nurse . a- Accepts responsibility and accountability for classroom and clinical preparation. b- Demonstrate competency in performing selected nursing skills. c- Use basic communication skills in conducting nursing care. Course Contents: 1. Chapter 2: Nursing Process 2. Chapter 7: Nurse-Client relationship (only in the lab) 3. Chapter 9: Recording and Reporting (only in the lab) 4. Chapter 11: Admission, Discharge, Transfer, and Referral (only in the lab) 5. Chapter 12: Vital Signs (temperature, BP, pulse, respiration) 6. Chapter17: Hygiene (Bed bath, oral care) 7. Chapter 18: Comfort, rest, and sleep (back message) 8. Chapter 19: Pain Management Teaching Methods: 1 -Lectures 4- Practice 2 -Demonstration 3- Audiovisual aids Methods of Evaluation: 1. 2. 3. 4. Mid term exam Quizzes Practice in the lab Final exam 20% 10% 20% 50% Course Policies-: 1- Students are expected to prepare for the sessions by reading the assigned material and reviewing relevant anatomy and physiology . Occasionally unannounced quizzes will be given to assess comprehension of lecture content. 2- Attendance of lecture is a requirement . (See the university policies regarding absence ( 3- Students who are unable to take a scheduled exam are expected to inform the instructor within one week and make arrangements for a make-up exam (See the university policies regarding incomplete exams) . Make up exams will be given only to students who have notified the instructor and sat up an alternative appointment. Any missed exam will result in a grade of zero (0) for that exam Reference: Timby, B. (2013). “ Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts”, 10th edition.