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

General and methodological nursing - ASSISTENZA CHIRURGICA GENERALE

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Name of lecturer
Franco Mantovan
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Language of instruction
INF BZ - 1° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Learning outcomes

The course focuses on the basic foundations of general and clinical nursing in relation to the concepts of care and caring for the person and the family, to the deontological principles that inspire and guide care practice. It is proposed to provide the conceptual, methodological bases for identifying nursing care needs, planning interventions and assessing outcomes. The teaching aims to provide the student with the skills to proceed with the collection of data through the methods of observation, interview and objective examination, in the analysis and understanding of the events reported by the patients. It provides the methodological basis for the assessment of problems or risks also through the use of scales or tools to make decisions and propose prevention, treatment and monitoring interventions with respect to the needs and problems of the person. This teaching builds on the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.


Terminology of the surgical field (fastrack, ERAS, incisions, -tomia, -scopia)Surgery and stress
Pre-operative care goals and interventions: - pre-operative information and patient's fears - preoperative clinical assessment of surgical risk and infectious risk - basic principles of pharmacological therapy and phytotherapy in the perioperative period - preparation of the patient surgery: shower, oral hygiene, nasal decontamination, smoking cessation, fluid and food intake - prevention of thromboembolic complications - antibiotic prophylaxis - attention to patient space and intimacy
Objectives and assistance interventions of the post-operative phase: - Reception of the operated person and preparation of the life unit - Post-operative supervision and monitoring - Early postoperative mobilization - Being free from pain - The management of wounds and drainages in hospital and at home - Basic concepts on resumption of peristalsis, nutrition
Physiological principles of the surgical wound healing process

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Saiani L., Brugnolli A. Trattato di Cure Infermieristiche Idelson-Gnocchi 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

The general surgical assistance examination will consist of open-ended questions applied to clinical-assistance situations. The answers foresee the integration of the propaedeutic knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology (treated in the classroom), biochemistry and anatomy with surgical nursing. The exam that will get 18/30 imi will be considered positive.

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