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

Critical nursing care - MEDICINA D'URGENZA

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Name of lecturer
Norbert Pfeifer
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INF BZ - 3° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Jan 31, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

To learn the basic cultural and professional principles, which guide the process, conceptuality, diagnostic thinking and acting towards the assisted person, starting to apply these principles in experiences at health facilities.
Understanding the principles of emergency medicine, quickly framing the patients' clinical situation and correctly adopting the guidelines.
Deepening of the most important topics of emergency medicine, both clinical and organizational.
Carry out assistance interventions and guarantee the application of diagnostic-therapeutic prescriptions, respecting the scientific principles adapting them to the assisted person, in relation to the different priority health problems and in the various operating sectors.
Principles of a hospital emergency plan.


Emergency medicine in general starting from the arrival of the patient in the emergency department, organization, diagnostics, triage, different types of urgency, personal.
Polytrauma, definition, clinic, guidelines, emergency room, organization, work processes, principles of ATLS
Head injury, definition, epidemiology, maxillofacial anatomy and skull, pathology, symptomatology, diagnosis, treatment
Respiratory failure (pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism, chest pain, PNX, myocardial infarction, etc..), definition, anatomy, pathology, symptomatology, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, treatment.
Drowning, definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, different types of drowning, diagnosis, treatment
Burns, definition, epidemiology, causes, degrees, symptoms, treatments.
Principles of a hospital emergency plan.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Anna Maria Ferrari, Cinzisa Barletta MEDICINA DI EMERGENZA URGENZA (Edizione 1) Elsevier 2011 ISBN 978-88-214-3074-9
Stefano Grifoni Medicina d'Urgenza - Fisiopatologia Clinica Piccin 2019 978-88-299-2983-2
Gai V. Medicina d'urgenza: pratica e progresso II Edizione C.G. Edizioni Medico Scientifiche, Torino 2013
Singer AJ, Burnstein JL, Schiavone FM Perle in medicina d'urgenza EDIZIONI LIBRERIA CORTINA VERONA  

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test

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