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

General and methodological nursing - METODOLOGIA CLINICA INFERMIERISTICA

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Name of lecturer
Loretta Bertozzo
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INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course introduces the student to the general and Clinical Nursing fundamentals. The program achieves to develop students’ knowledge relatively to general concepts of care and take care of the person and the family, ethical principles that inspire and guide the practice of care, the clinical methodology for identifying the patients’ needs and how to plan nursing activities and outcomes’ evaluation.



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.

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

Assessment methods and criteria

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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