Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course of surgical management is part of the Integrated Course of Perioperative Medicine.
The course aims to enable the student to know and to understand the essential elements of management of the surgical patient before and after surgery, even in order to show the ability to use the knowledge acquired in planning the assistance to surgical patients.
knowledge of anatomy, physiology and general pathology
Course contents summary
1-clinical evaluation of the patient undergoing abdominal surgery
-Positioning nasogastric tube
-Central venous catheterization
-Infections in abdominal surgery
-Drains in abdominal surgery
- Definitions, indications and type of transplant (iso-, allo-, xeno-transplantation)
- Removal of organs: cadaveric heart-beating, cadaveric donation; mono-multi-organ; living donation
- Principles and techniques of organ preservation
- Notes on individual organ transplantation and post-transplant issues
3 – tissue grafts:
- Definitions, indications
- Notes on individual tissue grafts
- Cryopreservation and banking of tissues with particular reference to the vascular and heart valvular homografts.
The student at the end of the course, even using the knowledge of anatomy, biology, physiology, pathology and psychology must demonstrate the knowledge and understanding about:
- The clinical diagnosis and interpretation of the patients problems
- Indications to the common maneuvers at the bedside before and after surgery
- Elements of transplant surgery
- Elements of plastic surgery with graft
The student also applying the knowledge and understanding acquired, shall be able, even in collaboration
- To contribute to the prevention and early diagnosis of the most common surgical complications
- Identify the problems related to surgical pathology
- Prepare an appropriate care plan
R. Alloni, A. Destrebecq, L. Gianotti, S. Poma
Infermieristica clinica in chirurgia
Hoepli Ed., 2009
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the objectives of the course will be performed by an oral exam. Through general and specific questions relative to the program of the course, the level of knowledge and understanding of the contents will be determined. Through questions regarding prevention strategies and preparation of a plan of care, the ability of the student to apply the acquired knowledge will be also assessed
Slides will be made available at the end of the course.