EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND BLSD
cod. AZ1006872

Academic year 2022/23
3° year of course - First semester
Professors
Academic discipline
Anestesiologia (MED/41)
Field
Primo soccorso
Type of training activity
Basic
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: Parma Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: CLINICAL EMERGENCIES

Learning objectives

The training objective of the course is to provide common knowledge elements and a unique language for the team dedicated to the management of emergencies to acquire a sharing of the problems. In practice, we want to offer tools to ensure adequate preparation of students for effective management of the emergency in the hospital (operating room, ward, ICU and emergency room), giving the opportunity to address the clinical problems of the emergency, through theoretical training and practice.

In particular, students will learn the tools for:
- Evaluate a case of cardiac arrest
- Frame the patient from a respiratory and metabolic point of view
- Diagnose an acute coronary syndrome
- Detect an arrhythmia, intervening on those dangerous for life
- Diagnose and start the management of acute and ketoacidosis, and manage complications
- Exclude or confirm the presence of life-threatening injuries in the traumatized patient
- Recognize signs of sepsis and septic shock, applying initial treatment and recognizing signs of worsening to transfer the patient to the most appropriate setting
- Answering the patient's questions on anesthesia, also briefly describing the goals, the sequence of events, the complications
- Know the risk factors for perioperative complications, proposing to the patient treatments to reduce the risk

Prerequisites

NA

Course unit content

The main issues related to emergency / emergency management in the hospital and on the territory will be addressed, assessing concrete clinical problems, through theoretical and practical training. The appropriate methodology will be provided to enable the urgency / emergency to be dealt with effectively. In addition, we will learn the main anesthetic techniques (general and regional anesthesia) and analgesia. They are showing peripheral blocks and related indications. Through practical exercises each student will understand the importance of pre-operative anesthetic assessment of individual patients, anesthetic drugs, the clinical monitoring of the operating period. Finally, the anesthesia will be explained for each surgery.

Full programme

• Cardio-circulatory arrest: etiology. pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment
• BLS / ALS
• Principles of mechanical ventilation
• Triage and management of medical resources
• Lung diseases:
• Blood gas analysis and metabolic urgencies.
• Acid-Base balance
• Cardiac arrhythmias: etiology. pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment
• Acute myocardial infarction
• Hypertension
• Cerebrovascular accidents
• Acute renal failure
• Monitoring of the critical patient
Shock: etiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, definition, differential diagnosis and treatment
• Fluid therapy and vasoactive drugs
• Physiopathology and therapeutic diagnostic path

Bibliography

• ROSEN’S. Emergency Medicine
• JM Civetta, critical care: JB Lippincott, Philadelphia

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it/).
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (https://sea.unipr.it/it/servizi/le-eli-che-supporto-studenti-con-disabilita-dsa-bes)

Other information

NA