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

Clinical nursing care in surgical area - ANESTESIOLOGIA E TERAPIA ANTALGICA

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Name of lecturer
Manfred Woerz
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF BZ - 2° anno 2° sem dal Apr 23, 2019 al Jun 8, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to investigate some epidemiologically relevant and exemplary clinical frameworks for the purpose of care, developing them with an integrated surgical and nursing approach. Patient problems will be addressed considering their evolution, reasoned patient evaluation, and choice of care based on the patient's evidences, appropriateness and needs. This Teaching is built on the knowledge of nursing nursing, nursing principles, vigilance, physiology, pathophysiology and general pathology faced at the 1st year.
Objectives of the module
- Basics in anesthesia and analgesic therapy
- Nursing aspects of pre-, intra- and post-senesthetic (surgical)


1) Definition and mechanism of action of the various techniques used in anesthesia

2) Preoperative visit
- Anesthesiological risk assessment
- ASA classification
- consent of the patient

3) Anesthetic Premedication Drugs

4) Anesthesia Types:
- general anesthesia
- locoregional anesthesia

5) Specific drugs for general anesthesia (hypnotics, muscle relaxants, etc.)

6) Peripheral anesthesia specific drugs (local anesthetics)

7) Anesthesiological techniques (2 hours)
Phases of general anesthesia:
- from induction to awakening
- pre- and postoperative care (in "postoperative")
- monitoring and criteria for discharge

8) Locoregional anesthesia techniques (2 hours)
The various locoregional procedures

9) Problems and complications in anesthesia

10) Pain Therapy: (2 hours)
- Physiology and physiopathology of transmission of pain
- Clinical evaluation of pain
- Pharmacological treatment of pain
- Invasive pain therapy techniques (Perdural, PCA, etc.)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Hans Walter Striebel Anästhesie Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin (Edizione 9) 2016
Larson Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin für die Fachpflege (Edizione 9) 2016
Lothar Ullrich, Dietmar Stolecki Intensivpflege und Anästhesie (Edizione 3) Thieme 2015 9783131309136
Saiani, L., Brugnolli, A. Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Idelson-Gnocchi 2014 978-88-7947-576-1

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam
multiple choice


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