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

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

Pathophysiology applied at Nursing - INFERMIERISTICA CLINICA (2016/2017)

Course code
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
Infermieristica clinica 1 1 INF VI - 1° anno 2° sem Paola Falloppi
Infermieristica clinica 2 2 INF VI - 1° anno 2° sem Giulia Randon


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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop a problem-solving approach to the choice of prevention and management interventions for body care impairment, respiratory, urinary and intestinal function, detection and multidimensional assessment of pain.


Physical examination: the methods, the concept of head-standing assessment. Physical examination of skin and appendages, chest and lungs, abdomen , vascular function.
Body care: assessment of the ability of body care and management of body care impairment. Cleansing principles. Hygiene activities and care of the body in the bathroom or bedside. Oral hygiene.

Urinary function: assessment of urinary function and diagnostic procedure, most common signs and symptoms in urinary disorders
Assessment and management of:
- urinary tract infections (UTI)
- urinary incontinence
- chronic and acute urinary retention
Bladder Catheterization: placement, treatment, removal and prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections.

Bowel function:
Assessment of bowel function and diagnostic procedures.
Most common signs and symptoms in intestinal disorders.
Assessment and management of:
- constipation (with deepening of laxatives)
- diarrhea
- fecal incontinence
Execution of enema.

Respiratory function: general assessment and definition of major disfuntion.
The management of oxygen therapy.

Pain: pain patterns and pain classification, chronic and acute pain assessment methods. Pain as a multidimensional symptom, assessment tools

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral test

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Infermieristica clinica 2 Saiani Luisa-Brugnolli Anna Trattato di cure infermieristiche (Edizione 2) Idelson-Gnocchi 2013 8879475762

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