cod. PR05006

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
Elena Giovanna BIGNAMI
Academic discipline
Anestesiologia (MED/41)
Primo soccorso
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SURGERY CLINIC

Learning objectives

The objectives are:

- learn to move in operating rooms
- approach the evaluation of patients to be subjected to general and loco-regional anesthesia
- know how to distinguish the pharmacological principles of the different types of anesthesia
- evaluate the monitoring of vital signs in the operating room for different patients and the different types of anesthesia
- learn to recognize the different periods and post-operator journeys
- evaluation of the adverse event and of the emergency-emergency condition in the operating room
- evaluation of the critical patient in intensive care

• Triage and management of medical resources

• Cardiac arrhythmias: etiology. pathophysiology, epidemiology and treatment
• Acute myocardial infarction
• Hypertension
• Cerebrovascular accidents
• The inadequacy. acute renal
• Metabolism: decompensated diabetes and other diseases
• Monitoring of the critical patient
Fluid therapy and vasoactive drugs
• Physiopathology and therapeutic diagnostic path
• Principles of general and locoregional anesthesia
• Monitoring of vital functions
• Physiopathology of pain
• Pain therapy



Course unit content

During the course the main anesthetic techniques will be illustrated: general anesthesia, loco-regional and intra-operative analgesia.
The importance of the preoperative evaluation of the different patients, of anesthetic drugs, of the clinical monitoring of the operative period will be explained.
In addition, specific anesthesia for each type of surgery will be shown.
The main problems in the operating room, and the related treatments, will be addressed, with an outline of the need for hospitalization in intensive care.

Full programme

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- Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital (English version). William E., Md. Hurford, Michael T., Md. Bailn J. Kenneth, Md. Davison, Kenneth, Md. Haspel, Carl, Md. Rosow. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

Assessment methods and criteria

The student’s knowledge, topics’ comprehension and her/his skill to apply them on the occupational contexts will be evaluated by questions on the topics related to the course content. Failed answer to one or more questions or proved insufficiency of the basic knowledge on the subject will preclude the successful completion of the exam. In case of completion of the exam, an evaluation that contributes to the final grade of the course will be defined and it will be based on the achievement of the objectives (excellent, good, fair, fully sufficient, barely sufficient).
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
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

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