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

Critical nursing care - CHIRURGIA D'URGENZA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Marco Cosci
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF VI - 3° anno 1° sem dal Oct 15, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim is to learn the actual basics of emergency general surgery, both thoracic and abdominal, through real clinical cases.
Focus on clinical and diagnostic approach to the acute abdomen and its surgical indications.
Focus on clinical and diagnostic approach to acute disorders of the pleural cavity and their surgical indications
Overview of chest and abdominal trauma, clinical and diagnostic approach


Approach to the non-traumatic acute abdomen patient
Abdominal trauma (blunt and penetrating): medical and surgical approach through real clinical cases
Upper gastro-intestinal surgical pathology (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) in acute care patients
Lower gastro-intestinal surgical pathology (jejunum, ileus, colon and rectum) in acute care patients
Surgical conditions of the abdominal wall: hernias, infections, hematomas

Blunt and penetrating chest trauma: medical and surgical approach through real clinical cases
Pleural effusions: overview and clinical approach in acute care patients (hemothorax/pyothorax/chylothorax)
Surgical pathology of the pleural cavity, lungs and mediastinum in acute care patients
Pneumothorax: overview, clinical approach, diagnostic and surgical procedures

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kevin G Burnand Browse's introduction to the symptoms & signs of surgical diseases (Edizione 5) CRC PRESS 2015 978-1-4441-4603-5 Consigliata la lettura dei capitoli 2 (cuore, polmoni e pleura), 5 (semeiotica in urgenza/emergenza), 14 (parete addominale ed ernie), 15 (addome), 16 (retto-ano) Illustrazioni molto utili e testo di agevole comprensione
Lise M. Chirurgia per infermieri, quinta edizione (2017) Ed Piccin. Padova 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

multiple choice test (10 questions)


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