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Basics of Acute Care Nursing (3 cr)

Code: SN00BS34-3003

General information




27.02.2023 - 31.07.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Laurea Lohja, sote


Laurea Lohja

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Nursing (SNF2), Laurea Lohja


  • Jenni-Maria Jaakola

Teacher in charge

Kirsi Halttunen


  • SNF222SN
    Degree Programme in Nursing, daytime studies, S22, Lohja


The student is able to
- analyse the factors causing changes in basic vital functions and the effect of these changes in on the patient's health
- explain how to systematically assess the need for treatment of patients in need of urgent care and implement main clinical tests and treatment procedures required by the patient’s condition
- combine and analyse information received from different sources about the patient's condition
- use research information and recommendations to justify decisions made in acute care
- prioritise treatment procedures related to patient care and assess the response of treatment in acute care nursing
- start basic patient monitoring
- know how to analyse the significance of comprehensive and timely documentation and reporting in the treatment of acute patients
- describe and plan how care technology is used in nursing of an acutely ill patient
- understand the principles of communication and teamwork in acute nursing
- understand the risks related to patient and occupational safety in acute care nursing and is able to describe how to ensure the safety of their activities
- describe the support need an acutely ill patient and their significant others
- analyse and evaluate their own self-regulation methods in the handling of demanding and stressful situations

Teaching methods

Contact lessons
Independent studying
Workshop 100% presence

More detailed information will be given in orientation

Learning materials and recommended literature

Recommended studying material:
Baid, H., Creed, F. & Hargreaves, J. 2016. Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing (2 ed.)

Important dates

Will be available in Pakki

Student must participate to the first contact lesson / orientation and attendance to all simulations and workshops is mandatory to be able to pass the course.

Students workload

3cr = 81 hours

Grading scale


Evaluation methods and criteria

There will be an exam graded fail/redo /1-5

Please see the Laurea evaluation criteria in LINK: