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

Clinical nursing care in surgical area - CHIRURGIA GENERALE

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Name of lecturer
Christoph Mayr
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INF BZ 2° ANNO 2° SEM dal May 3, 2021 al Jun 25, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The teaching aim to examine in depth various important clinical situation in a supporting view, developing it with a surgical and nursing approach. Patient’s problems will be token on considering their evolution, the patient’s rational evaluation and the choice of helpful caring based on evidences, pertinence and patient’s needs.


General introduction
Basic surgical terms (laparotomy, laparoscopy, resection, - ectomy, anastomosis, peristalsis, meteorism, type of abdominal pain, wound infections, seroma, lymphocele, abscess, empyema, cysts, fistula)
Different abdominal incision and physiopathology factors . Complications: dehiscence and incisional hernia
Indications, advantages and disadvantages in open and laparoscopic surgery
Fast-track surgery-ERAS
Epidemiology, risk factor, signs and symptoms, diagnostic modalities , main surgical techniques and prognosis of the following clinical pictures:
1.Gastrointestinal tract
Intestinal Obstruction
Local and general peritonitis
Hiatal Hernia
Diverticula of esophagus and achalasia
Surgical complication in gastro duodenal ulcers
Bariatric Surgery
Hepato-bilio-pancreatic pathology
Colon-sigma-rectal tumors
Colo-rectal and anal benign disease (diverticulitis, fistula, fissure, hemorrhoids)
2. Inguinal and crural hernia
3. Breast cancer
4. Thyroid nodules and cancer

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Siewert, J.R., Brauer, Robert Bernhard Basiswissen Chirurgie (Edizione 2) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010 978-3-642-12379-5
Lise M. Chirurgia per infermieri, quinta edizione (2017) Ed Piccin. Padova 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

multiple choice question / open questions

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