Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Legnago)

Application of diagnostic and therapeutic processes (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000098
Credits
6
Coordinator
Laura Cuzzolin

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
SCIENZE DIETETICHE 1 MED/49-FOOD AND DIETETIC SCIENCES INF LEG - 2° anno 1° sem Angelo Pietrobelli
FARMACOLOGIA CLINICA 2 BIO/14-PHARMACOLOGY INF LEG - 2° anno 1° sem Laura Cuzzolin
INFERMIERISTICA APPLICATA AI PERCORSI DIAGNOSTICI E TERAPEUTICI 2 MED/45-NURSING INF LEG - 2° anno 1° sem Morena Tollini
DIAGNOSTICA PER IMMAGINI E RADIOPROTEZIONE 1 MED/36-IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY INF LEG - 2° anno 1° sem Giulio Cesaro

Learning outcomes

The Course consists of four modules (Dietary Sciences, Clinical Pharmacology, Nursing applied to diagnostic and therapeutic pathways , Diagnostic Imaging and Radioprotection) integrated to achieve the educational objective of a theoretical and practical knowledge of the main diagnostic and therapeutic processes that characterize the nursing care. The learning outcomes are specified inside the different modules.
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MM: DIETARY SCIENCES
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A valuable knowledge on Nutrition in all students. Nutritional knowledge useful for day by day clinic work. Basic knowledge of nutritional value of different food related to different diseases.
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MM: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
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To give to the student knowledge and methodological instruments to understand the risks and benefits associated with drugs, useful in administering drugs safely and effectively, in the management and monitoring of pharmacological therapies, in education of patients to drug use
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MM: NURSING APPLIED TO DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PATHWAYS
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The teaching is based on the safe and efficient assistance’s precepts, achieving health results or a patient’s rewarding condition and evaluating the caring’s progress in collaborations with a multidisciplinary team. The approach considers the various application modalities for a prescribed diagnostic and therapeutic process and the monitoring strategies for the personal effects too.
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MM: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOPROTECTION
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To give to the students instruments to achieve theoretical knowledge of imaging methods, radioprotection and contrast media.

Syllabus

The Course program consists of the programs of the individual teaching modules.
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MM: DIETARY SCIENCES
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Nutrients. Neonate nutrition. Breast feeding. bottle feeding, waining. Nutritional elements in the first year of age. Adult nutrition. Nutrition in Elderly. Correct nutritional apport, deficiences, supplementations. Food Nutritional evaluation. Different diets. Nutrition and sport. Specific nutritional support. Nutrition and cardio-vascular diseases. Micronutrients. Clinical complications related to bad nutritional habits.
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MM: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
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At the end of the Course the student will be able to describe the main therapeutic uses, the mechanism of action, the pharmacokinetics, the cautions, the contraindications and the most common adverse reactions of the following therapeutic classes: Glucocorticoids; Respiratory drugs (antiasthmatics, cough suppressants, decongestants, mucolytics and expectorants); Gastrointestinal drugs (antisecretives and antiacids, prokinetics, antiemetics, laxatives); Cardiovascular drugs: antihypertensives (diuretics, ACE-inhibitors and sartans, beta-blockers, calcium-antagonists), nitrovasodilators,antiarrhythmics, cardiac glycosides, hypocolesterolemics; Anticoagulant, antiplatelet and thrombolytic agents; Central Nervous System drugs: opioid analgesics, anxyolitics/hypnotics (benzodiazepines), antidepressants.
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MM: NURSING APPLIED TO DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PATHWAYS
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Safe therapies administration: oral, parenteral and meals/nutriments associated therapy; empty or full stomach; managing drugs during perioperative period and diagnostic investigation. Drug’s shattering and pulverizing (no-eating patient with gastro-nasal probe). Infusional and oral therapy’s calculation exercise. Peripheral and central vascular catheter management, main complications (occlusion, inflammation, infiltration). Venous and arteriosus blood sample, radial artery’s, emogasanalisys, capillary blood sample. Emoculture sample, faeces’s sample, complete urine examination and sheltering. Preparation and post-examination caring for colon and bronchial tubes examination, in contrast means required examination. Nutrition recovery after particular examinations (colon and stomach). Taking care of a disphagic patient and caregiver, enteral feeding, using gastro-nasal probe, total parenteral nutrition and PEG. Dealing with complications (occlusion, relocation, diarrhea...). Education of the patient in therapy with oral anti-coagulation drugs.
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MM: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOPROTECTION
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Radioprotection’s precepts for various medical examination: echography, biopsy, TAC, RSM, angiography. Special radiological examination of gastrointestinal and urinary tract. Indication, anatomical and physiological structure examined by the diagnostic procedure. Patient’s specific preparation (full bladder, other examination). Right instructions and information for the patient before and during the examination. Contrast means’ placement and application. Possible complications or diseases related to radiologic examination (adverse reactions to contrast means).

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam takes place in a writing mode. The task includes 70 questions with multiple-choice answers (1-2 correct between 4-5) referred to the programs of all modules: 20 questions for the modules of Clinical Pharmacology and Nursing, 15 for each of the other two modules. The exam is passed when the sufficiency (18 votes) is reached in all modules. In some cases, an oral integration will be possible.
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MM: DIETARY SCIENCES
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Written test with quiz with pre-order answers.
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MM: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
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Learning evaluation is made inside the written exam with a multiple choice test.
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MM: NURSING APPLIED TO DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PATHWAYS
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Written test.
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MM: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING AND RADIOPROTECTION
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Written test.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Conforti A., Cuzzolin L., Leone R., Moretti U., Pignataro G., Taglialatela M., Vanzetta M. Farmacologia per le professioni sanitarie Idelson-Gnocchi Sorbona 2015 978-88-7947-592-1
Saiani e Brugnolli Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Sorbona 2014 978-88-7947-576-1




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