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

Clinical nursing care in medical area - MALATTIE INFETTIVE

Course code
4S000100
Name of lecturer
Zeno Bisoffi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/17 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
LEGNAGO
Period
INF LE 2° ANNO 1° SEM dal Oct 19, 2020 al Dec 18, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

Hospital infections and antibiotic resistance: the most frequent, their epidemiological impact, how to prevent them, how to help prevent complications, which patients are at greatest risk. Risk for personnel. The importance of hand washing as a shared culture.
Sepsis: correct definition of SIRS, bacteremia, sepsis and septic shock; etiology; global and local epidemiological aspects and main risk factors; main pathogenic mechanisms; clinical aspects and principles of supportive and specific therapy. Meaning of the main laboratory markers, indication and interpretation of blood cultures.
Meningitis: definition, classification and etiology of bacterial versus aseptic meningitis, epidemiology and its modifications by vaccination, main symptoms and clinical signs, diagnosis, hints of therapy, identification of isolation needs, vaccination and prophylaxis and their indications.
Hepatitis: definition, epidemiology, transmission, most important clinical signs, prevention, vaccine and therapy
Tuberculosis: global, national, regional and local epidemiology also in relation to the nationality and influence of HIV; epidemiology of multi-resistant TB; pathophysiology; distinction between latent infection and disease and respective measures; isolation, individual protection and their indications; outline of therapy and importance of ensuring compliance.
Malaria: global, national, regional and local epidemiology also in relation to nationality; classical transmission versus cryptic malaria; biological cycle of plasmodium in the human host; the phenomenon of recrudescence; hints of pathophysiology and clinical picture with particular reference to complicated malaria; diagnosis; hints of therapy and chemoprophylaxis.
HIV - AIDS: global and national epidemiological aspects and their modifications over time; main modes of transmission; screening and confirmatory diagnosis; outline of immunology and pathogenesis; main clinical aspects including opportunistic infections; HIV and TB; other coinfections; HIV and tumors; hints of antiretroviral therapy and treatment of opportunistic infections; main preventive measures and principles of post-exposure prophylaxis.
The COVID-19 pandemic: timeline of the pandemic from Asia, to Europe and the rest of the world; main methods of transmission and control; pathogenesis, main clinical aspects and high-risk groups; screening and diagnosis, including proper execution of nasal and throat swabs; essentials of therapy; role of the nurse in public health and in hospital.

Syllabus

Hospital infections and antibiotic resistance: the most frequent, their epidemiological impact, how to prevent them, how to help prevent complications, which patients are at greatest risk. Risk for personnel. The importance of hand washing as a shared culture.
Sepsis: correct definition of SIRS, bacteremia, sepsis and septic shock; etiology; global and local epidemiological aspects and main risk factors; main pathogenic mechanisms; clinical aspects and principles of supportive and specific therapy. Meaning of the main laboratory markers, indication and interpretation of blood cultures.
Meningitis: definition, classification and etiology of bacterial versus aseptic meningitis, epidemiology and its modifications by vaccination, main symptoms and clinical signs, diagnosis, hints of therapy, identification of isolation needs, vaccination and prophylaxis and their indications.
Hepatitis: definition, epidemiology, transmission, most important clinical signs, prevention, vaccine and therapy
Tuberculosis: global, national, regional and local epidemiology also in relation to the nationality and influence of HIV; epidemiology of multi-resistant TB; pathophysiology; distinction between latent infection and disease and respective measures; isolation, individual protection and their indications; outline of therapy and importance of ensuring compliance.
Malaria: global, national, regional and local epidemiology also in relation to nationality; classical transmission versus cryptic malaria; biological cycle of plasmodium in the human host; the phenomenon of recrudescence; hints of pathophysiology and clinical picture with particular reference to complicated malaria; diagnosis; hints of therapy and chemoprophylaxis.
HIV - AIDS: global and national epidemiological aspects and their modifications over time; main modes of transmission; screening and confirmatory diagnosis; outline of immunology and pathogenesis; main clinical aspects including opportunistic infections; HIV and TB; other coinfections; HIV and tumors; hints of antiretroviral therapy and treatment of opportunistic infections; main preventive measures and principles of post-exposure prophylaxis.
The COVID-19 pandemic: timeline of the pandemic from Asia, to Europe and the rest of the world; main methods of transmission and control; pathogenesis, main clinical aspects and high-risk groups; screening and diagnosis, including proper execution of nasal and throat swabs; essentials of therapy; role of the nurse in public health and in hospital.

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