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

Clinical nursing care in medical area - PNEUMOLOGIA

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Name of lecturer
Claudio Micheletto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF LE 2° ANNO 1° SEM dal Oct 19, 2020 al Dec 18, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Respiratory diseases are very frequent and have a high socio-economic impact. In fact, among the first ten causes of hospitalization in the field of internships include respiratory failure, lung neoplasms, COPD and bronchial asthma. In any hospital ward, the nurse will then be called to manage oxygen therapy, inhalation therapy, non-invasive mechanical ventilation and the most frequent diagnostic modalities, such as bronchoscopy or the placement of a pleural drainage.
The aim of the Pneumology lessons is therefore to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of the main respiratory diseases and the subsequent management. In particular, the nurse must be able to manage respiratory failure, oxygen therapy, asthmatic crisis and COPD exacerbation.


1) Anatomy and Physiology of the respiratory system
2) signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases
3) Instrumental investigations in the pneumological field
4) Respiratory function investigations
5) duties of the nurse
6) Respiratory failure
7) Chronic Obstructive Broncopneimopathy and Night Apnea Syndrome
8) Pulmonary emphysema
9) Bronchial asthma
10) Respiratory Rehabilitation
11) Non-invasive mechanical ventilation
12) Pleurisy and respiratory infections

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Antonelli Incalzi Raffaele Medicina Interna perScienze infermieristiche PICCIN 2012 978-88-299-2114-0

Assessment methods and criteria

10 multiple board questions, one for each of the topics covered.
Pneumology applications are included in the single test for internal diseases

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