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

Clinical nursing care in medical area - INFERMIERISTICA CLINICA MEDICA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Silvia Iannone
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF LEG - 2° anno 1° sem dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 22, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

INF LEG - 2° anno 1° sem

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Learning outcomes

The teaching focuses on chronical diseased patient’s caring, in stability and instability phases (hearth deficit, IMA and angina, BPCO and asthma). The approach considers caring contents and modalities aiming at activate particular self-caring behaviors, considering that most of chronical diseased patients live in a residence and they stay in hospitals for very short time. Patient’s problems will be token on considering their evolution, the patient’s rational evaluation and the choice of helpful caring based on evidences, pertinence and patient’s needs.
Instability/worsen again will be token on with a caring protocol. The patient’s disease’ impact and past lived will be considered; the rehabilitation and palliative aspects concerning symptom’s advanced stages (dyspnea) will be explored. This teaching is based on 1st year’s caring (breath evaluation, hypoxia’s symptoms and meanings, dyspnea, O2 therapy’s precepts, nursing precepts, surveillance), physiology, physiopathology and general pathology knowledges. Contents are connected with the next two modules: therapeutic education and community nursing aim to manage with praecox demission’s trend and the demission’s moment’s necessity.


Care management of the main problems related to priority health problems of the circulatory system (heart failure and ischemic heart disease) and respiratory system (COPD and bronchial asthma) .The care management will contemplate interventions of solution, prevention and monitoring, as well as aspects of education, rehabilitation.
The following topics will be studied:
· intolerance to physical activity, fatigue and bed rest as a therapeutic prescription
· Dyspnea acute and chronic
· Hypoxia acute and chronic
· Obstruction bronchial
· assistance to the person with breathing problems, long-term oxygen therapy, management of inhalation therapy
· excess / defect of liquids, maldistribution pf liquids,
· Fluid balance, Measurement and interpretation of central venous pressure (PVC)
· Aspects of night care, noise and problems that occur mainly in the night.
Problems treated during the frontal lessons will then declined in cases of people suffering from COPD / asthma and heart failure / syndrome acute coronary to identify the characteristics of the care and educational path.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Saiani L, Brugnolli A Trattato Cure Infermieristiche Idelson Gnocchi 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Test written with short answer question and multiple choice questions


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