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

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

Pathophysiology applied at Nursing [Matricole dispari] - INFERMIERISTICA CLINICA (2016/2017)

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Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
Infermieristica clinica 1 1 INF VR - 1° anno 2° sem Silvia Vincenzi
Infermieristica clinica 2 2 INF VR - 1° anno 2° sem Silvia Vincenzi


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Learning outcomes

The course introduces the student to the basic concepts of major diseases and the fundamental pathogenetic processes correlate to cell changes, the organ function, homeostatic mechanisms, and clinical manifestations of disease. It is also proposed the study of the basic principles of pharmacology, in particular pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic mechanisms and introduces the student to understand and assess the benefit and risk profile of medicines. It is also proposed to develop in the student an approach oriented to the definition of the problems, the choice of prevention interventions and alterations management of respiratory function and elimination, the recognition and multidimensional assessment of pain.


Part 1
Urinary phaseout: the signs and symptoms more frequent in urination (polyuria, oliguria, dysuria, ...) and major alterations (urinary tract infections, incontinence and urinary retention)
a) assessment of urinary function and diagnostic procedures
b) urinary tract infection (UTI) specific data verification presence / risk and care interventions c) chronic and acute urinary retention: care interventions and acute management protocol d) care management of people with bladder catheter: placement, care, removal and prevention of urinary tract infections associated with it. The collection of a sterile urine sample.


Principles of a good sleep habit, physiologic effects of spleeping, the interventions to manage the person with sleep disorders (legs without resting, apnoeas night, insomnia in the elderly, the factors that hinder the sleep in the hospital (noise in environments of care).
Part 2

Pain: pain models (acute, postoperative, procedural, cancer and chronic - recurring), mode of assessment of chronic and acute pain: guiding principles, assess the size of the pain, for measuring instruments.

------------------------------------------------------------Bowel elimination: the more common signs and symptoms in intestinal disorders (flatulence, melena, tenesmus ...) and major alterations (constipation, fecal impaction, diarrhea, fecal incontinence and hemorrhoids)
a) assessment of bowel function and diagnostic procedures
b) constipation: Specific Data presence / risk assessment and care interventions with focus on laxatives
c) Diarrhea: care interventions
d) Execution dell'enteroclisma evacuative

general assessment and definition of the main alterations (hypoxia, cyanosis, dyspnea, cough, hemoptysis, bronchial obstruction, sputum and pathological breaths)
a) assessment of breathing
b) The management of oxygen therapy

The prevention and treatment of bedsores.
Venous and capillary blood sample.
Emoculture and uroculture sample.

Assessment methods and criteria

Writing test

Teaching aids 
Activity Title Format (Language, Size, Publication date)
Infermieristica clinica 1 Bibliografia per lo studio  pdf pdf (it, 245.997 KB, 3/31/17)
Infermieristica clinica 2 Check list venipuntura  pdf pdf (it, 185.082 KB, 2/20/17)
Infermieristica clinica 2 Gruppi esercitazione_DISPARI  pdf pdf (it, 197.553 KB, 2/20/17)
Infermieristica clinica 2 Gruppi esercitazione_PARI  pdf pdf (it, 196.898 KB, 2/20/17)


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