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

Chronic clinical nursing care - GERIATRIA

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Name of lecturer
Renato Turco
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INF TN - 2° anno 2° sem dal Apr 29, 2019 al Jun 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to deepen the physiopathological, clinical and care aspects of some of the health problems that have been selected, depending on their epidemiological relevance and exemplarity both in clinical instability and especially in chronicity / disability. Consider the changes that result from the aging of the population and the increase of chronic degenerative problems. The approach focuses on the recognition and management of current and potential problems with a view to continuity in the various contexts of care and the promotion and development of skills and self-discipline skills.


1. Concepts of the physiological process of aging

2. Geriatric multidimensional evaluation and the network of services

3. Acute confusion (delirium) (physiopathology and pharmacological treatment)

4. States of alteration of cognitive abilities (dementias)

5. Specificity of malnutrition in the elderly

6. Elderly polypharmacotherapy

Assessment methods and criteria

Written questions with open response

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