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

General and methodological nursing (2019/2020)

Course code
4S01557
Credits
5
Coordinator
Loretta Bertozzo

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
INFERMIERISTICA GENERALE 2 MED/45-NURSING INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem Giulia Randon
METODOLOGIA CLINICA INFERMIERISTICA 2 MED/45-NURSING INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem Loretta Bertozzo
ASSISTENZA CHIRURGICA GENERALE 1 MED/45-NURSING INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem Massimo Manfridi

Learning outcomes

The course is focused on the fundamentals of general and clinical nursing in relation to the concepts of care and caring for the person and family, to the deontological principles that inspire and guide nursing practice. It provides conceptual and methodological bases for identifying nursing care needs, planning interventions and assessing outcomes. The students will develop skills in data collection through observation, interview and physical examination, in the analysis and understanding of the events reported by patients; will acquire the methodological basis for the assessment of problems or risks also through the use of assessment scales or tools to make decisions and propose prevention, treatment and monitoring interventions with respect to the needs and problems of the person. FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING: The course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of general and clinical nursing in relation to the concepts of health, illness, care and caring for the person and the family, to the deontological principles that inspire and guide the practice of care. NURSING CLINICAL METHODOLOGY The course aims to provide knowledge and skills related to the clinical methodology for identifying and managing nursing care needs, with particular reference to the use of assessment and monitoring methods and tools, the planning of interventions and the assessment of outcomes. Students will acquire these skills with regard to: nutritional status and alterations (obesity, cachexia, malnutrition); walking, exercise and mobility deficits; vital parameters, thermoregulation and changes in body temperature (fever and hypothermia); body care (body and oral hygiene) and self-care deficits. BASIC OF NURSING IN SURGICAL CARE: the course is aimed at learning the clinical method and the contents of preoperative surgical care, such as preoperative information and consent to the intervention, evaluation of the operative and infectious risk and physical preparation for the different types of intervention. The fundamental aspects of caring in the immediate post-operative phase will be treated, such as surveillance and monitoring, wound and drainage management, recovery of nutrition, ileus and early mobilization

Syllabus

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MM: INFERMIERISTICA GENERALE
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Health and Disease: analysis of concepts according to the bio-psycho-social model and implications for nursing practice. - Evolution of health concept, - Determinants of health, risk factors, - Preventive measures, - Health education. - Acute and chronic disease - Meaning of illness and disease, - Experiences and reactions to disease. The theoretical foundations of the caring Historical evolution of nursing concept and Nursing theories - The origin of Cure - Nursing "Caring": principles and actions: - centrality of the patient and the family, - presence, - comfort, - intimacy and touch - vigilance/surveillance, - self-determination, The process of Nursing professionalization Historical evolution of nursing profession in Italy Legislative sources of acting professional, the principles and ethics that guide the care model , with particular reference to: - Profilo Professionale dell'Infermiere - Codice Deontologico The places of care and the organization of the National Health Service.
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MM: METODOLOGIA CLINICA INFERMIERISTICA
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Syllabus The principles of an healthy diet, the data needed to evaluate nutritional status (eating habits, anthropometric data, laboratory tests), the alterations of the nutritional function (obesity, overweight, and malnutrition), the principles to assist a person during the recruitment of the meal; Principles of a good sleep habit, physiologic effects of spleeping, the interventions to manage the person with sleep disorders (legs without resting, apnoeas night, insomnia in the elderly, the factors that hinder the sleep in the hospital (noise in environments of care). Principles of a healthy mobility, physical exercise and alterations. Definitions of physical exercise, tolerance, sedentary lifestyle, mobility. The principles in the measurement of vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate, pulse oximetry, and body temperature), measurement mode, normal values and definition of alterations. The main alterations of thermoregulation (hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia hypothermia) and being able to identify the nursing’s care to the person with a fever. The prevention and treatment of bedsores.
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MM: ASSISTENZA CHIRURGICA GENERALE
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Main objectives and helpful interventions in the pre-surgery phase: - To give preoperative informations to get the surgical agreement from the patient; - to evaluate the type of surgery and the risk of surgical site infection pre- - surgical nursing preparation: preoperative showering and hair removal, oral hygiene, bowel preparation, food recommendations; - to prevent thromboembolic complications,; - to consider the patient’s space and intimacy Main objectives and helpful interventions in the postoperative period: - postoperative mobilization and vigilance, the resumption of peristalsis and food habits; - to manage wound dressing and drainagewound’s and drainage’s manegement

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: INFERMIERISTICA GENERALE
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Written exam with closed questions with multiple choice answers and oral exam. The exam will cover all the topics that are being planned. Questions will be asked to evaluate the level of acquired knowledge, the ability to argue and the ability to apply content to case-situations. The written exam is preliminary to the oral interview: only students who are sufficiently qualified to attend the oral exam are admitted to the oral exam.
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MM: METODOLOGIA CLINICA INFERMIERISTICA
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Written exam with closed questions with multiple choice answers and oral exam. The exam will cover all the topics that are being planned. Questions will be asked to evaluate the level of acquired knowledge, the ability to argue and the ability to apply content to case-situations. The written exam is preliminary to the oral interview: only students who are sufficiently qualified to attend the oral exam are admitted to the oral exam.
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MM: ASSISTENZA CHIRURGICA GENERALE
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Writing Test and oral test

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Saiani, L., Brugnolli, A. Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Idelson-Gnocchi 2014 978-88-7947-576-1
Zannini Lucia Il corpo-paziente Franco Angeli 2004
Zannini L. Salute, Malattia e Cura F. Angeli, Milano 2001
Luisa Saiani, Anna Brugnolli Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Sorbona 2014
Saiani L., Brugnolli A. Trattato di cure infermieristiche Idelson Gnocchi, Napoli 2015




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