cod. PR1006874

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - First semester
Michele MINARI
Academic discipline
Scienze infermieristiche generali, cliniche e pediatriche (MED/45)
Scienze infermieristiche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: CLINICAL EMERGENCIES

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
know the main neurological and neurosurgical pathologies
be able to recognize the characteristics of a CT image of a vascular lesion (e.g. extradural hematoma) and of a tumor lesion
be able to recognize cranial nerve damage deficits
know and know how to perform the neurological evaluation of nursing competence
knowing how to use the GCS scale practically
know the principles and motivations that regulate nursing care in case of head trauma, brain neoplasm and vascular injury and the management of generalized epilepsy.


Course unit content

Notes on anatomy and physiology of the CNS, cranial nerves, intracranial pressure, cerebral self-regulation, use of the Glasgow scale, coma, general and partial epilepsies, neurological evaluation of nursing competence, the main traumatological, tumor and vascular neurosurgical pathologies, vertebro-medullary trauma, nursing skills in the management of generalized epileptic seizures, nursing care for patients with head trauma, with E.S.A. and with myelic lesion.

Full programme


«Nursing assistance to the neurosurgical patient» by C. Spairani, T. Lavalle ed. Masson

"Nursing Assistance in Neurology and Neurosurgery" by Sterzi R, Versari P, Bottini G, Bresciani A, Spairani C ed.Sorbona

Teaching methods

The didactic activities are delivered through lectures with the use of slides and videos to help the student to visually concretize some concepts.
At the end of the lessons, the PDFs of the contents will be made available on Elly.
All students are reminded that the summative tests are built on the contents of these PDFs, which are revisited and updated by the teacher every year, so it is advisable to always check the didactic material available and follow the instructions provided by the teacher on the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The summative evaluation of learning foresees alternative possibilities, written or oral, decided on the basis of context situations; the test, if in written form, will take place during the morning of the days scheduled for the exams and will be preparatory for access to the afternoon orals of the remaining disciplines making up the integrated course of "Clinical Emergencies"; in the case of an oral exam, it will take place at the same time as the remaining disciplines.
Characteristics of the various evaluation possibilities:
- oral exam with questioning on the contents explained in the lessons
- written test with closed-ended questions (30 questions to which the student must answer in 35 minutes with a score of 1 if the answer is correct and 0 if the answer is incorrect or not given; minimum score for passing the test = 18 out of 30 )
- written test with open-ended questions (5 questions with a score from 0 to 6 for each answer; estimated time for this test 1 hour; minimum score for passing the test = 18 out of 30).

Please note that online registration for the exam is mandatory both in the case of written and oral tests.

It will be possible to view the test, only if NOT PASSED, upon request by the student to the teacher in the days following the exam date.

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