Apply, in practice, the skills related to basic obstetric care procedures, learned through the theoretical lessons carried out in the classroom.
Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiological functions
Course unit content
The course includes a part of theoretical contents on basic obstetric care and a part of practical application with exercises and simulations carried out in the laboratory.
Concept of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization. Skin hygiene. Hands washing: types and procedures. Personal Protective Devices and Individual security (DPI). Disposal of medical waste. Scientific, methodological and social principles of diagnostic procedures to the adult through the collection of a bloody sample. Cardiovascular system and methods of assessment: The heart rate, Arterial blood Pressure, ECG. Respiratory system and methods of assessment: respiratory rate, characteristics of breathing, main symptoms of impaired respiratory function, interventions to promote respiratory function. Blood-gas analysis. Measuring the saturation through Pulse Oximetry. Oxygen Therapy. Infections control: prevention during healthcare procedures. Principal Infections related to ICPA care procedures. Urinary tract and Reproductive system: human regulatory mechanisms, the characteristics of the urine, sterile urine collection and not - sterile, the bladder catheterization in gynecological patients. Collection of biological samples: blood and urine culture. System for thermoregulation control and thermoregulation mode: body temperature, the main thermal alterations. Safe drugs administration: legal, theoretical and practical aspects.
Saiani L., Brugnolli A., TRATTATO DI CURE INFERMIERISTICHE. Idelson-Gnocchi III Ed., 2021.
Di Muzio M., MANUALE DI PROCEDURE INFERMIERISTICHE BASATE SULLE EVIDENZE. Edises II Ed., 2021. (optional)
Costantini W., TRATTANDO DI SCIENZA ED ARTE DELLA PROFESSIONALITA' OSTETRICA. Piccin Ed., 2021.
Slides and audiovisual material provided by the teacher
Compatibly with the government and University provisions regarding the COVID-19 emergency, the course is divided into frontal lessons of a theoretical nature in presence. The lectures are carried out in presence (in the classroom) with the help of computer equipment (Powerpoint slides, instructional videos). The slides, the links of the didactic videos and any additional in-depth material are uploaded on the Elly portal of the course. The teacher is available for clarifications on the lessons by appointment (agreed by e-mail) in the office or remotely via Teams, or through chat on the Elly portal of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
The student’s knowledge, topics’ comprehension and her/his skills 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 (evaluated in thirtieth).
In case the COVID-related sanitary emergence continues, the examination will proceed on the Teams platform (see the guidelines at the address: http://selma.unipr.it/).