Master I in Critical Care Nursing

Course partially running (all years except the first)


This first level Master’s course in “Critical Care Nursing” aims to develop competencies in advanced nursing, specifically in the area of intensive care, in order to guarantee high quality medical assistance. General objectives: • nurses that operate in intensive care must possess specific knowledge, competencies and abilities that will allow them to deal with any situation that may determine the instability or critical state of a patient’s vital signs, from verifying the event that triggered the critical state to stabilization and the beginning of recovery or death. The specific educational objectives of the course aim at favouring the following competencies: • developing strategies of advanced nursing care in order to manage the complex clinical needs of people that require hospitalisation in an intensive care unit for both general or specialised care. • ascertaining and monitoring the needs of patients while operating in a comprehensive fashion so as to guarantee physical, psychological and social well-being. • preventing, detecting and rapidly treating complications concerning a patient’s vital signs; using technologically advanced instruments in order to monitor a patient’s vital signs as well as prescribe treatment or provide diagnosis while fully respecting the limits of a nurse’s competency. • managing nursing care procedures during anaesthesia. • managing interpersonal relationships with the patient and family members; maintaining effective communication with members of the medical staff in high stress conditions. • working within the limits imposed by norms and regulations, as well as the ethical and deontological principles which influence the field of intervention in intensive care. • motivating the choices of intervention according to criteria of scientific evidence. • collaborating in activities of clinical research and training. • promoting the continuous improvement of nursing care by way of organisational models based on the personalisation of nursing care as well as the regular assessment of operative instruments such as procedure, protocol and guidelines in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality of care. • evaluating the development of one’s own professional competence, defining the needs of training, the strategies and the most appropriate training methods.

Course details

1 years
Supervisory body
Comitato Scientifico del Master Universitario in Infermieristica di Area Critica in Anestesia e Terapia Intensiva
Short Master Programs (postgraduate)
Macro area
Life and Health Sciences
Subject area
Medicine and Surgery

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