4 Credit Hours
This course will provide concepts to aid in the creation of care plans that will integrate the pathophysiology of disease processes and best-practice care prevention management. Likewise, this course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of pain and pain management, which will include models for pain and comfort. This course is designed to examine the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of health care. It will also serve to illustrate evidence-based research methodology to improve upon the existing care models. Lastly, this course is designed to assist the potential health care provider in developing strategies to empower patients and families and encourage participation in health care management and decision-making.