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

General and methodological nursing - METODOLOGIA CLINICA INFERMIERISTICA

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Name of lecturer
Valeria Ambrosi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF LEG - 1° anno 1° sem dal Oct 7, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Teaching contributes to the achievement of the following learning outcomes:
- gather data accurately on the main health problems of patients;
- analyze and interpret the data collected through the assessment, plan the interventions and evaluate the outcomes;
- identify the needs of nursing care of the person and his reactions related to the disease, to the treatments in place, to institutionalization, to changes in activities of daily life, to the quality of life perceived;
- use the theoretical principles of caring and the ethical principles that inspire and guide the practice of care.
- demonstrate the ability to cultivate doubts and tolerate the uncertainties deriving from study and practical activity;
- develop the ability to ask questions about the exercise of their activity, relevant in time, place and interlocutors;


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.
Evaluation and main assistance interventions to support intolerance to physical activity.

The assistance management of the mobility deficit: data necessary to assess the state of mobility (objective examination) and its alterations, in particular in the immobility deficit in the activities of daily life. Rehabilitative assistance and support for the person with mobility deficit.

Immobilization syndrome: definition, psycho-social and physical consequences of immobility
The use of principals and aids to promote personal autonomy
Elements of body ergonomics and elements of risk prevention from manual handling of loads
Principles of assisted walking and positioning / transfer

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.

Body care and care management of self-care deficit a) social and cultural significance of the body care b) evaluation of the ability to care for themselves c) self-care deficit: specific assessment data, care interventions d) welfare activities of body care: cleansing and guiding principles; Hygiene activities and care of the body in the bathroom or in bed e) oral hygiene and teeth: oral hygiene evaluation of the person, principals and products, hygiene of oral care routine and the prosthesis f) definition of major changes in the oral cavity.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Saiani L., Brugnolli A. Trattato di cure infermieristiche Idelson Gnocchi, Napoli 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam is written with multiple choice questions and closed answer for knowledge / application objectives, short open answer questions in which arguments about clinical contents are required for analytical objectives, autonomy of judgment and decision making. The questions are also proposed as a summary of clinical cases.

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