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

Clinical nursing care in surgical area - ANESTESIOLOGIA E TERAPIA ANTALGICA

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Name of lecturer
Vittorio Schweiger
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INF LE 2° ANNO 2° SEM dal Apr 26, 2021 al Jun 30, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to teach the basic concepts of anesthetic practices such as general anesthesia, regional loco and sedation in general and specialized surgical procedures, with their modalities of execution, the possible side effects and complications and the concepts of anesthesiological risk. The basic concepts on pathophysiology and pain therapy are also discussed, with particular regard to acute postoperative pain and the techniques for its treatment (epidural analgesia, intravenous analgesia and PCA techniques).


Physiology and pathophysiology of pain transmission with particular reference to treatment with analgesic drugs and their effect

Peridural and Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) and new guidelines for the treatment of incident pain

Types of anesthesia: general and regional anesthesia, nerve blocks

Assessment of anesthesiological risk (ASA classification)

General Anesthesia: from induction to awakening

Specific drugs for general and peripheral anesthesia (neuro-muscular blocking agents, hypnotics, relaxant)

The awakening from anesthesia: monitoring and discharge criteria

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Torri, E. Moizo Assistenza infermieristica in anestesia (Edizione 1) antonio delfino editore 2011 8872874351

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination. Test of 30 questions at multiple choice (4 possible answers for each question, only one valid, 1 point if correct, 0 points if wrong or not answered).

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