75260 - Clinical Principles of Personal Care (IM)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student will achieve the ability to apply knowledge and comprehension in relation to the concepts of health and personal care, to the stages of the care process, the detection of the vital parameters, health care measures to be taken in emergency situations.

Course contents

CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND NEED

Concept of health: definition

Concept of need: definition

Basic needs

General nursing

The CARE PROCESS

Definition and Introduction of the care process.

Features and process steps.

Clinical nursing.

METHODS FOR DETECTION OF VITAL PARAMETERS

Definition of vital parameters.

Blood Pressure.

Heart Rate.

Respiratory Rate.

Body temperature.

Clinical nursing.

USE of PROPER CARE MEASURES IN SPECIFIC SITUATIONS

Signs and symptoms (observation).

Key elements in the approach to the person with a bladder catheter and drainages.

Clinical nursing.

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR IN CASES OF FIRST AID

Basic actions in emergency situations.

Teaching methods

Lectures and practice exercises.

Assessment methods

Examination consists of a written test and a practical

Teaching tools

Computer, projector, mannequin, sphygmomanometer and stethoscopes

Office hours

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