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Basics of Clinical Nursing (7 cr)

Code: SN00BS18-3002

General information


Enrollment

23.05.2022 - 29.05.2022

Timing

02.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

7 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Unit

Laurea Tikkurila, sote

Campus

Laurea Tikkurila

Teaching languages

  • English

Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing (SNV), Laurea Tikkurila

Teachers

  • Teija Uino
  • Ilari Ernamo
  • Marina Arvonen
  • Kirsi Tulus

Teacher in charge

Marina Arvonen

Groups

  • SNV222SN
    Degree Programme in Nursing, daytime studies, S22, Tikkurila

Objectives

The student is able to
- apply research information and recommendations in supporting patient’s functional capacity, and caring for htheir basic needs and vital functions
- apply their knowledge of anatomy and physiology when rationalizing the methods supporting patient´s vital function
- justify, implement and interpret the main diagnostic tests and procedures required in monitoring patient´s vital functions as part of their care
- describe the main content of nutrition recommendations for different age and target groups and implement the recommendations in patient care
- describe factors that increase the risk of malnutrition and the principles of its prevention
- describe the principles and methods used in recognising and assessing patient´s pain, and implementing non-pharmacological pain management
- describe the responsibility and good practices in promoting patient and client safety
- implement aseptic techniques and apply the principles of infection control
- work ergonomically and use the available aids to transfer patients and prevent falls
- recognise a lifeless patient and perform basic resuscitation
- prepare a dead body with dignity
- support and assist significant others after death
- take samples and guide the patient while taking samples
- apply the nursing process when documenting in the patient information system and assess the relevancy, consistency and quality of the documented data
- act in First Aid situatios

Teaching methods

Part 1. Basic of nursing care theory 3cr
Part 2. Basic of nursing care workshops 2cr
Part 3. First Aid theory & workshops 0,5
Part 4. Bioanalytics workshop
Part 5. Documentation theory & workshop 1cr
Part 6. Basic care simulations

All workshops and simulations are compulsory.

Learning materials and recommended literature

Kozier, Erb, Berman, Snyder, Harvey & Morgan-Samuel ( 2012). Fundamentals of Nursing. Concepts, process and practice. (Applicable parts will be discussed during orientation)
Study units Canvas workspace material
Lecture material

Alternative completion methods of implementation

none

Important dates

7.9 orientation (compulsory)

other schedule is in peppi

Students workload

1cr = 27 hours of student’s work

Part 1. Basic of nursing care theory 3cr = 81 hours of student work
- lectures 24 h
- exam 2 h
- independent work 55 h
Part 2. Basic of nursing care workshops 2cr = 54 hours of student work:
- workshops 36 h
- independent 18 h
Part 3. First Aid theory & workshops 0,5 = 13 h of student work
- online course 5 h
- workshop 8h
Part 4. Bioanalytics workshop
- hours included in the part 2.
Part 5. Documentation theory & workshop 1cr = 27 hours of student work:
- theory 8h
- workshop 5,5 h
- independent 13,5h
- includes APOTTI workshop (compulsory)
Part 6. Basic care simulations
- hours included into the part 2.

Content and scheduling

Core content :
- Bioanalytics theory and workshops
- Health and functional capacity as concepts (ICF, definition by THL), methods for supporting physical, psychological and social functional capacity, TOIMIA Functioning Measures Database (Toimia-tietokanta)
- Prevention and control of infections, including aseptic techniques in nursing and minor procedures
- Assessment and support of basic needs and vital functions (breathing, circulation, fluid balance, temperature, enteral nutrition, elimination, mobility, skin care, sleep)
--- ABCDE model, NEWS scoring
--- Assisting with mobility and feeding (incl. NG tube), use of helping aids, ergonomics
--- Prevention of pressure ulcers
--- Basic resuscitation (PPE+D)
- Nutrition
--- National nutrition recommendations targeted at different age groups and their application in the client’s food-related behaviour
--- Weight monitoring data as part of care
--- Tests measuring nutritional status (MUST, NRS) and the interpretation and application of their results in treatment; identifying malnutrition
--- Sufficient nutrition intake for the patient, monitoring of food and fluid consumption and assessing individual needs
- Most common clinical procedures and diagnostic tests: catheterisation, taking blood and urine samples, measuring blood pressure and saturation
- Pain treatment
--- Pain mechanisms
--- Pain identification, assessment and using pain scales
--- Non-pharmacological methods of pain treatment, self-care products for pain
Signs of death, basic nursing care before death, preparing a dead body and supporting the significant others

Grading scale

H-5

Evaluation methods and criteria

Part 1. Basic of nursing care theory: exam T1 – K5
Part 2. Basic of nursing care workshops: Pass / Fail
Part 3. First Aid theory & workshops 0,5 – online exam & workshops: Pass / Fail
Part 4. Bioanalytics workshop: Pass / Fail
Part 5. Documentation theory & workshop: Assignment: T1-K5
Part 6. Basic care simulations: Pass / Fail

Study unit final evaluation grade is the grade average of different parts.

Part 1. Basic of nursing care theory - re-take exams:
1st re-take December general re-take day
2nd re-take January general re-take day

Evaluation criteria, fail (0)

Active participation to workshops required for a Pass- grade. If student misses workshops he/she must attend similar workshop with other study group to make up the missed workshop.

Part 1. exam and Part 3. online first aid course & exam must be passed at least with grade T1 for accepted grade. If student fails to get at least T1 he/she should re-do the exam.

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

Grade T1 Satisfactory / HYV

Professional knowledge basis, information searching and reporting
- use essential professional concepts when explaining various work practices and situations
- search for information in different sources
- report

Professional practice and workplace development
– work under guidance using the skills and methods learned
– interact with customers and/or co-operation partners
– receive guidance

Assessed as applicable: teamwork skills, leadership and responsibility
– work as a member of a team
– plan the progress of his/her work and use of time under guidance
– work safely and in accordance with the professional code of conduct
– follow the provided instructions and rules

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

H3 Good

Professional knowledge basis, information searching and reporting
- use professional concepts in a consistent manner when explaining various work practices and situations
- gather information and use his/her knowledge basis
- report in the agreed manner

Professional practice and workplace development
– work using the skills and methods learned
– engage in professional interaction with customers and/or co-operation partners and identify their needs
– take part in guidance and utilise it

Assessed as applicable: teamwork skills, leadership and responsibility
- engage in goal-oriented work in a team
- plan and manage the progress of his/her work and use of time
- detect safety-related risks
- justify this/her actions in accordance with the professional code of conduct

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

K5 Excellent

Professional knowledge basis, information searching and reporting
- use professional concepts extensively
- compare and choose
- relevant information
- report and communicate in a professional manner

Professional practice and workplace development
- work independently, using the skills and methods learned
- take responsibility for interaction with customers and/or co-operation partners and for responding to their needs
- anticipate his/her need for guidance

Assessed as applicable: teamwork skills, leadership and responsibility
– promote the team’s work and team spirit
– manage his/her time appropriately, completing the agreed tasks at the required quality level
– work responsibly, applying the skills and methods learned
– plan and evaluate their work, taking safety and/or ethical