Nursing Theory and Practice QQI L5 (5N4325)

This award teaches you the theory, principles and practice underpinning the nursing process and nursing profession. This will enable you to perform a range of basic nursing skills.


Course Content

Development of nursing as a profession

Functions of the health care structures and specialties in Ireland and the effects of European Union directives on nursing

Stages of the nursing process and how they relate to patient care

Code of Practice for nurses

Activities of daily living and how to assist a patient in these activities

Common nursing terminology and medical abbreviations

Primary, secondary and tertiary health care teams and their functions

Importance of precision in administering drugs and recording the procedure

Empathic behavior of the care worker

Safe lifting techniques

Measurement and accurate recording of temperature, respiration, blood pressure and fluid balance

Common infections to include the organisms that cause them, the modes of transmission of these organisms, the effects of each infection and how to prevent infection and cross infection


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Autumn term, 12 x Wednesday nights & two Saturdays

Assessment: Skills Demonstration 50%, Exam 50%

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Gorey Community School


Gorey School of Art


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