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Nursing of Surgical Patients and the Care Environment (5 cr)

Code: R0409-3006

General information


22.05.2023 - 28.05.2023


01.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Laurea Tikkurila, sote


Laurea Tikkurila

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing (SNY2), Laurea Common


  • Ilari Ernamo
  • Tiina Pitkänen

Teacher in charge

Tiina Pitkänen


  • CCS223SY
    Complementary competence (bachelor’s studies in English), S23, Health and welfare
  • TOS223SY
    Täydentävä osaaminen (amk-tutkinto), S23, Terveys- ja hyvinvointialat


The Student is able to
- describe how changes to the vital functions of a surgical patient can be anticipated and assessed before surgery, during surgery and after surgery
- apply their physiological and anatomical knowledge-base in the observation of a surgical patient's vital functions and in their care
- apply methods for the examination, observation and maintenance of the vital functions of a surgical patient in a patient-centred nursing and taking into account the needs of special groups (trauma patients, neurosurgery patients, heart surgery patients)
- use different methods of documentation and reporting related to the care of a surgical patient
- plan and apply the methods for a surgical patient's guidance and psychological support in a patient-centred nursing-
- describe the overall rehydration and medicinal treatment of a surgical patient
- describe the development needs for the care and service paths of surgical patients and plan evidence-based nursing procedures to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of surgical patient care
- critically analyse and develop one's skills in the care of a surgical theatre patient
- describe ethical problems and act according to ethical principles in the surgical care environment

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