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AD Nursing Courses

ADNG 2050

Advanced Skills

Credits: 2

Description: This course develops the roles and competencies of the professional nurse as they relate to management of equipment used in the healthcare setting. Skills and/or procedures include: Intravenous (IV) therapy (IV insertion, IV infusions, IV medication administration, central venous access devices {CVAD}, administration of blood products, chemotherapeutics, and parenteral nutrition, and infusion calculations), management of oxygenation (Pulse oximetry, chest tube management, airway management, oxygen therapy) and management of enteral-gastric devices (NG insertion), parenteral and enteral nutrition, and enteral tubes). Skills are presented within the context of the nursing process, evidence-based practice and industry certified standards of practice. Prerequisite(s): ADNG1100 Co-requisite(s): BIOL2256

Credit Breakdown: 1/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.



  1. Demonstrate effective communication and the performance of selected skills and procedures.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of oxygen equipment and devices that support oxygenation and maintain patency of airway.
  3. Demonstrate successful insertion of intravenous (IV) access devices and management of IV therapy.
  4. List principles of enteral versus parenteral nutrition.
  5. Manage enteral tubes and feedings effectively.
  6. Examine the professional, ethical, and legal implications of skills performed.
  7. Exercise clinical reasoning and the application of EBP in the performance of selected skills and procedures.
  8. Demonstrate effective use of written and electronic resources.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in the Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2013-07-10
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