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

Chronic clinical nursing care [Matricole dispari] - GERIATRIA

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Name of lecturer
Vincenzo Di Francesco
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF VR - 2° anno 2° sem dal Apr 16, 2018 al Jun 15, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to clarify the physiopathological, clinical and care aspects of some of the priority health problems selected according to their relevance
Epidemiological and exemplary disease in both clinical situations and in chronicity / disability. It considers the resulting changes of the aging of the population and the increase of chronic degenerative problems. The approach focuses on problem recognition and management
both current and potential, with a view to continuity in the various contexts of welfare and the promotion and development of skills and self-discipline skills.


-Physiological process of aging
- Geriatric multidimensional evaluation and network of services
- Mental Confusion (delirium, agitation, aggressive behavior), physiopathology and pharmacological treatment
- Cognitive impairment (dementias)
- Specificity of malnutrition in the elderly
- Polypharmacotherapy in the elderly

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Ottavio Bosello, Mauro Zamboni Manuale di Gerontologia e Geriatria (Edizione 1) 978-88-299-2094-5 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple-Choice Quizzes


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