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

Clinical nursing care in medical area - MEDICINA INTERNA

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Name of lecturer
Francesca Pizzolo
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Language of instruction
INF VI - 2° anno 1° sem dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The teaching focuses on chronical diseased patient’s caring, in stability and instability phases (hearth failure, ischaemic heart disease -myocardial infarction and angina- main hematological diseases, COPD and asthma, infective and neoplastic diseases). The approach considers caring contents and modalities aiming at particular self-caring behaviors, considering that most of chronical diseased patients live in a residence and they stay in hospitals for a very short time. Patient’s problems will be addressed in order to consider their evolution, the patient’s evaluation and the choice of helpful evidence-based caring, pertinence and patient’s needs. Instability/aggravation again will be faced with a caring protocol. The patient’s disease’ impact and past lived will be considered; the rehabilitation and palliative aspects concerning symptom’s advanced stages (dyspnea) will be explored. This teaching is based on 1st year’s caring (breath evaluation, hypoxia’s symptoms and significance, dyspnea, O2 therapy’s precepts, nursing precepts, surveillance), physiology, physiopathology and general pathology knowledges. Contents are connected with the next two modules: therapeutic education and community nursing aim to manage with praecox demission’s trend and the demission’s moment’s patient’s needs.


Clinical Haematology:
- Anaemias
- Oncohaematology
* lymphomas, leukemias
* multiple myeloma, MGUS
- Hemorrhagic diseases:
* thrombocytopenia
* haemofilia

Arterial Hypertension: clinical management, risk factors, complications, treatment

Heart failure: clinical presentation, treatment, complications

Rheumatic diseases, main presentations

Renal failure

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Massini R, Longhi C, Marchetti P, Passeretti F, Recine U Medicina interna (Edizione 4) McGraw -Hill, Milano 2009 883861654X
Antonelli Incalzi Raffaele Medicina Interna perScienze infermieristiche PICCIN 2012 978-88-299-2114-0
Smelzer SC, Bare BG Nursing Medico Chirurgico - Brunner e Suddarth 1 Casa Ed. Ambrosiana, Milano 2017 8840811893
Brunner LS, Suddarth DS, a cura di Nebuloni G. Nursing Medico Chirurgico. L’assistenza infermieristica nel mondo di oggi: teorie ed applicazioni. 2 voll. (Edizione 2) Casa Ed. Ambrosiana, Milano 2001
Brugnolli A., Saiani L. Trattato di Medicina e Infermieristica. Un approccio di cure integrate. (Edizione 1) Idelson-Gnocchi 2017 9788879476379

Assessment methods and criteria

Written multiple choice Test

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