39332 - Intensive Care and First Aid

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Basic notions on the organization of the environment of the intensive care ward; on the assistance to the patient with cardiac and respiratory arrest; on the patient with acute and chronic respiratory failure; on the patient with multiple trauma and on the criterions of sedation, admission and to the intensive care environment.

Course contents

1. Intensive therapy mission and structural, technological and organizational requisites.

2. Open Intensive care unit

3. Infection prevention in critical care unit

4. Admission and discharge criteria resignation from the critical care area.

5. Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF): from the pathophysiology to the treatment in critical area; clinical characteristics of the patient with ARF; instruments and techniques for oxygen therapy. The mechanical ventilation

6. The poly-trauma patient, from the extra-hospital environment to the admission in critical area; the nurse's role; guide lines and recommendations.

7. the patient with cardio-respiratory arrest: guide lines for Basic Life Support (BLS).

8. analgesia and sedation in critical Area; The delirium in a patient in the intensive care unit: from the evaluation to the treatment

9. Hospital/Medical Disaster Management


The content of the lessons and other supportive material will be delivered to the students at the end of the course as printed slides.

Teaching methods

Interactive frontal lessons with PC projection of the didactic material and clinical case movies.
Particular attention will be given to the application Intensive care and emergencies outside the hospital settings

Assessment methods

The class is part of an integrated course. The examination at the end of this class aims to appraise the attainment of the didactic objectives exposed during the lessons according to the program of this particular class. The student will be questioned for verifying the attainment of the didactic objectives by the responsible of the class using a quiz of 30 questions with multiple answer choices, at the end of the cycle of the lessons. The final score is defined, at the end of the test, and expressed out of 30s (i.e. 18/30 the least – 30/30 cum laude the maximum score). This score will be integrated with those of the other classes of the Integrated Course's scores to establish the final result.

Teaching tools

Slides and supportive material provided by the teacher.

Office hours

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