PNUR 242 - Health Promotion 4

This course focuses on health promotion in the context of caring for clients experiencing an acute exacerbation of chronic illness or an acute episode of illness. It examines health-promoting strategies during hospitalization to improve or help maintain client's health status after discharge occurs. Also explored is how to prepare clients for discharge from care through teaching and learning of health-promoting strategies.


Hours: 24 (Lecture Hours: 24)


Total Weeks: 10


Successful completion of all Level 3 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience 3


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 240: Professional Communication 4
PNUR 241: Professional Practice 4
PNUR 243: Variations in Health 4
PNUR 245: Integrated Nursing Practice 4


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
    - Risk management strategies
    - Early detection of illness through screening
    - Client teaching and learning
    - Culturally appropriate and relevant learning strategies
    - Continuum of care (pre-admission and discharge planning)
    - Harm reduction
    - Trauma-informed practice in acute care settings
    - Cultural safety and cultural humility in acute care
    - Acute LGBTQ2 care


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1.   Formulate teaching strategies to manage or improve client health
2.   Discuss health promotion approaches in acute care settings and in relation to discharge planning
3.   Explain use of screening tools for early detection of illness
4.   Identify and explain which immunizations are important for clients experiencing acute illness
5.   Identify culturally safe, culturally informed and appropriate health promotion materials
6.   Explain the continuum of care
7.   Explain the discharge planning process
8.   Examine and explore appropriate teaching and learning strategies to prepare clients for discharge
9.   Explain harm reduction strategies for acute care clients at risk
10. Evaluate trauma-informed practice within acute care settings
11. Evaluate LGBTQ2 needs for discharge teaching


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 68%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Percentage of Group Work: 0


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.