Health Care Resource Management

Course Number: PCS 61033
3 Credits

This course examines the concepts of health care financial management, human resource management and strategies for application in nursing practice within the federal health care system with a primary focus in the perioperative environment. The perioperative environments include: the operating room, the surgical instrument processing department, the post anesthesia care unit, and the same-day-surgery department. Strategies to gain the "competitive advantage" in the business end of health care are explored, as well as tools and techniques facilitating decision-making for patient care programs focused on patient safety. Analysis of financial information and its impact on operational performance are the foci for this course as students develop resource management plans demonstrating efficient and effective administration of resources for delivery of quality patient care services in support of routine health care delivery.