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

Critical nursing care - RIANIMAZIONE

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Name of lecturer
Manfred Woerz
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF BZ - 3° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Jan 31, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to deepen pathophysiology of urgent / emergency clinical care and selected according to their epidemiological importance and exemplary in various contexts (land, home, hospital); It focuses on the identification of risks and the complexity of interventions and complications after elective surgery and the urgency and complexity of patient care by identifying priorities for action


I) Initial measures for admission to the intensive care unit:
1) Respiratory management and emergency breathing
2) Basism monitoring and vascular access
3) Circulatory drugs and circulatory therapy
4) Monitoring of the intensive patient

II) Regulation plan in the intensive care unit:
A) Basic measures:
1) Liquid supply
(Water, electrolyte and acid-base)
2) Nutrition
(Parenteral and enteral nutritional therapy)
3) Stress ulcer prophylaxis
4) Thromboembolism prophylaxis
5) Remedial measures
B) Further treatment:
1) Analgesia and pain therapy
2) Ventilation, bronchoscopy and tracheotomy
3) Extended hemodynamic monitoring
4) Radiological diagnostics in the intensive patient
5) Pharmacological therapy and antibiotic therapy
6) Blood transfusion and coagulation therapy
7) Intensive care

III) Special medical conditions
1) SIRS and sepsis
2) Shock and multiorgan failure
3) Acute lung failure, ARDS
4) Abdominal disorders
5) CNS disorders
6) Dreams and accidents
7) Renal disease
8) Hereditary diseases
9) Other intensive medical pictures
(E.g. HELLP, eclampsia

IV) Important intensive medical topics:
1) Infections and hygiene in the intensive care unit
2) Transport of the intensive patient
3) Intraclinical resuscitation
4) Brain death diagnosis and organ donation
5) Fever in the intensive patient

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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