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

Critical nursing care - MEDICINA D'URGENZA

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Name of lecturer
Francesco Buccelletti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF TN 3° ANNO 1° SEM dal Oct 14, 2020 al Dec 18, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Evalutation, diagnosis, prognosis in Emergency Medicine of patients presenting with:
- Chest pain - sistematic ECG interpretation
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Acute Pulmonary Edema
- Metabolic Coma
- Common intoxication

At the end of the course, students must know causes and differential diagnosis, specific needs of the patient and monitoring techiniques, along with possible unexpected events in patients presenting to the Emergency Room.


Lecture 1
Chest Pain:
- Causes and differential diagnosis ("5 killers")
- Clinica approach in Emergency Medicine and risk assessment
- Sistematic ECG interpetation

Lecture 2
Pulmonary Embolism:
- Pathophysiology of acute right ventricular failure
- Diagnostic Algorhythm (Geneva score)
- Risk stratification/prognosis (PESI score)
Treatment: physiology of coagulation, anticoagulant drugs

Lecture 3
Acute Pulmonay Edema:
- Pathophysiology of acute left ventricular failure
- Clinical diagnosis and use of ultrasound (E-FAST)
- Medical treatment

Lecture 4
Metabolic Coma
- Acid-Base staus: metabolic acidosis, anion gap
- Causes of metabolic acidosis
- Diabetic ketoacidosis

Lecture 5
Common Intoxications:
- Principals of clinical toxicology
- Approach to the intoxicated patient
- Intoxications: carbon monoxide, anticoagulants, ehitlic alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines

Assessment methods and criteria

Open questions or multiple-choice questions (to be defined)

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