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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

The student will learn basic information on general anesthesia and regional block : indications , minor and major adverse effects,benefits and fields of application.

Regarding the emergency support of cardiovascular and respiratory functions they have to learn the basic technique of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CRP) and the basic life support technique and defibrillation (BLSD)

with theorical and practice illustration on a simulator.

A particular topic is dedicated to the brain death and the organ transplants on the basis of Italian laws

Finally they have to learn the organisation of Emilia Romagna (118) for emergency outside the hospital.

Course contents


basic knowledge of anesthesia



Anesthesia general and local

Patients with acute respiratory failure

Clinical aspect

instrumental diagnosis in emergency


Emergency care

ICU treatment

Low cardiac output sindrome

Clinical picture

Instrumental diagnosis in emergency

Differential diagnosis

Low cardiac output general effects

ICU treatment



Glasgow coma score

Clinical picture

Instrumental diagnosis in emergency

Differential diagnosis

ICU patient support

Emergengency outside the Hospital in Emilia Romagna : triage

The organization

National organization

Local organization

Cardio respiratory arrest


Differential diagnosis

First aid (basic life support)

Advanced life support

Brain death


Italian law

The organs donor

Intensive care patient and ICU ward

Indication for intensive care treatment

The ICU ward

The limits of the ICU treatment

The overtreatment

The law

Inhalation of foreign body

Clinical symptoms


Emergency care

Foreign body removal


Emergency ventilatory support


- G. Martinelli, L. Lorenzini, S. Faenza, A. Zanoni Argomenti di ANESTESIA E RIANIMAZIONE Tratti dal “Core Curriculum Nazionale” Ed. Dupress 2004

- E.Romano e Coll.“Anestesia Generale e Speciale – Principi – Procedure – Tecniche” Ed.UTET 1991

- G.Tiberio e Coll.“Emergenze Medico Chirurgiche” Ed.Masson, 1998

- R.Tufano e Coll.“Emergenze Medico Chirurgiche” Ed.UTET 1998

Teaching methods

The lessons will illustrate the program.The lessons course will be completed with a practical training during the "tirocinio"

Assessment methods

An oral exame will be performed to verifie the level of knowledge reached.

Teaching tools

Video PC.For basic life support practical training we have a simulator and intensive care instruments

Office hours

See the website of Stefano Faenza