aVLPP3X1 Nursing

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0.5/0.3/.5. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. et Mgr. Andrea Menšíková (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Andrea Pokorná, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Simona Saibertová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Natália Antalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dominika Čekanová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Barbora Midlochová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Rydvalová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Inka Šebelová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Soldánová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Andrea Pokorná, Ph.D.
Department of Health Sciences - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: PhDr. Simona Saibertová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Health Sciences - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Timetable of Seminar Groups
aVLPP3X1/29: Thu 7. 10. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Thu 14. 10. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Thu 21. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317
aVLPP3X1/30: Thu 23. 9. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Thu 30. 9. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, Thu 7. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317, Thu 14. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317
aVLPP3X1/31: Thu 23. 9. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Thu 30. 9. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Thu 7. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317, Thu 14. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317
aVLPP3X1/32: Tue 21. 9. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, Tue 5. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317, Tue 12. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317
aVLPP3X1/37: Tue 21. 9. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Tue 5. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317, Tue 12. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317
aVLPP3X1/39: Tue 5. 10. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Tue 12. 10. 6:30–9:50 F01B1/316, 6:30–9:50 F01B1/313, Tue 19. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317, Tue 26. 10. 6:00–10:00 F01B1/317
aVLPO011p First Aid - lecture && aVLAN0222c Anatomy II dis. && aVLAN0222s Anatomy II s
Knowledge of anatomy so that students are able to understand the theoretical background and connect it with nursing activities (interventions) and procedures. Knowledge related to the first aid so that students are able to respond under the guidance of teachers to sudden changes in the health status of patients in the provision of basic nursing care (within their competencies).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course (subject) is an introduction to the scientific field of nursing for students of the General Medicine program. Teaching is focused on information from nursing and nursing care. At the same time, the teaching is focused on the practice of skills, namely basic nursing activities and procedures according to the latest scientific knowledge in simulated conditions and in real conditions of clinical practice. Tuition is focused on the basic information on how to take care of the patient (mobile - independent, immobile - dependent) in all ages and periods of life. graduates will be able: - cognitive goals: to define nursing, holism, and nursing care. - psychomotor goals: be able to render care and satisfy basic patients´ needs. - affective goals: to understand and accept the role of the general nurse.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course (subject), students (graduates) will be able to:
In the field of cognitive goals:
define the field of nursing, its basic principles, and goals, list the needs of patients, define the stages of the nursing process
know the content of medical documentation and patient records
explain the concept of Evidence-Based Practice
know hygienic and anti-epidemic measures and principles of barrier care
know nursing activities and procedures in selected areas of care (see course syllabus).
In the field of psychomotor goals:
observe hygienic and anti-epidemic measures and principles of barrier care
to provide basic nursing care to hospitalized patients while satisfying their biological needs (breathing, food, and fluid intake, excretion and defecation, hygiene, etc.)
measure and evaluate the patient´s vital signs and vital functions.
In the area of ​​affective goals:
understand the importance of following nursing procedures according to set standards, accept the importance of nursing care and the role of the nurse in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Through the course (subject), students will gain knowledge and skills for the implementation and evaluation of basic nursing care and for the implementation of diagnostic-therapeutic activities that are in the competence of the nurse, or in which the nurse assists the physician/ doctor.
  • The course is divided into three parts:
  • Part I - online course (self-study) - 5 hours
  • Theory of nursing, nursing process, medical documentation, evidence-based practice.
  • Epidemiological aspects of work in health care facilities, diseases associated with the provision of health care, barrier nursing care.
  • Hygienic care including monitoring of skin changes, skincare, bedsores and their prevention, immobilization syndrome.
  • Measurement of vital functions (BT, BP, P, consciousness, respiration, ECG).
  • Diet, dietary system - serving food for special medical purposes, fluid balance.
  • PRE-TEST (pre-class reading) Requirements: the students must undergo the PRE-TEST before the contact tuition, the test contains the questions based on the content (themes) of the online course (pre-class reading).
  • II. part - theoretically-practical seminar - 4 hours (+ 3 hours communication).
  • The follow-up to theoretical knowledge from the online course and their practical practice. Tuition will be held in the simulation centers (SIMU), students practice basic nursing interventions in conditions simulating clinical practice (low fidelity mannequins).
  • III. part - clinical practice - 8 hours.
  • Demonstration and training of basic nursing care activities in clinical environment and workplaces according to the current situation (composition of patients and the possibility of interventions) under the guidance of professional tutors and mentors.
  • Topics for self-study during clinical teaching and as preparation for the exam: Enteral nutrition, introduction, and care of nasogastric tube, nasojejunal tube, percutaneous gastrostomy, percutaneous jejunostomy, gastric lavage.
  • Administration of drugs (orally, per rectum, on the skin, on the mucous membranes, and into the body cavities).
  • Injections (intradermal / vaccination, subcutaneous, intramuscular).
  • Peripheral venous catheter, care of peripheral venous insertion site, care of central venous catheter, monitoring of central venous pressure, preparation of the infusion.
  • Transfusion.
  • Introduction and maintenance of oxygen therapy (oxygenation), inhalation therapy, collection of secretions (exudate) from the upper respiratory tract.
  • Catheterization of the bladder (care of the urinary catheter, monitoring of diuresis), excretion - urine and stool, enema.
  • Preparation of the patient for aseptic surgery (preoperative preparation, perioperative and postoperative care), basic instruments, preparation of a sterile area for aseptic procedures.
  • Dressing technique, wound dressing (acute, chronic wounds), drain dressing, ostomy care and treatment, puncture.
  • Application of wraps, tiles, healing baths, hot and cold procedures.
  • Rehabilitation nursing (self-sufficiency, self-care, movement disorders, rehabilitation in nursing).
  • Basal stimulation.
  • Admission, transfer, and discharge of the patient.
  • Care for the body of the deceased, activities associated with the death of the patient.
  • TEST (post clinical test)
    required literature
  • POTTER, Patricia Ann, Anne Griffin PERRY, Patricia A. STOCKERT and Amy HALL. Essentials for nursing practice. 8th edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier-Mosby, 2015. xxii, 1225. ISBN 9780323112024. info
  • Nursing older adults. Edited by Jan Reed - Charlotte L. Clarke - Ann Macfarlane. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill, 2012. xvii, 297. ISBN 9780335240845. info
  • MCEWEN, Melanie and Evelyn M. WILLS. Theoretical basis for nursing. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011. xix, 508. ISBN 9781605473239. URL info
    recommended literature
  • Beharková,N. Soldánová, D. Základy ošetřovatelských postupů a intervencí. available at: http://portal.med.muni.cz/clanek-665-zaklady-osetrovatelskych-postupu-a-intervenci.html
  • Webb, L. Nursing: Communication Skills in Practice (Prepare for Practice) 1st Ed. Oxford University Pres: 2011, ISBN-13: 978-0199582723
  • NANDA International, Inc. nursing diagnoses : definitions & classification 2015-2017. Edited by T. Heather Herdman - Shigemi Kamitsuru. Tenth edition. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. xxviii, 48. ISBN 9781118914939. info
  • Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC). Edited by Gloria M. Bulechek. 6th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2013. xxviii, 60. ISBN 9780323100113. info
  • Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) : measurement of health outcomes. Edited by Sue Moorhead. 5th ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2013. xix, 751. ISBN 9780323100106. info
  • SCHUMACHER, Lori and Cynthia C. CHERNECKY. Saunders nursing survival guide : critical care & emergency nursing. 2nd ed. St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier Saunders, 2010. xviii, 377. ISBN 141606169X. info
    not specified
  • Náhradní obsah: DEBNATH, Rita. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN NURSING. 1st. ed. 218 pp. ISBN 978-1-84787-396-5
Teaching methods
theoretical preparation (online course - self-study)
laboratory exercises in conditions simulating clinical practice
clinical practice The lecture, practical training in the skills laboratory, and clinical placement - obligatory. Practical training (about 20 % of the total volume of teaching) is complemented by a comprehensive range of simulation teaching methods on simulators with varying degrees of fidelity, trainers, and virtual patients. Simulation results in subsequent debriefing (feedback to the student). There is also problem-oriented learning in the foreground, where the student is taught by solving the problem presented, as well as team-oriented teaching when small groups of students discuss and choose a solution to the problem. Emphasis is also placed on the development of soft skills, incl. so-called "21st-century skills", particularly communication, decision-making skills, critical thinking, crisis communication, and teamwork.
Assessment methods
100% participation in all parts of the course/subject
written exam:
1. PRE-TEST (pre-class reading test) - online, 7 questions, 100% success (the test can be repeated) and should be done before the physical contact tuition
2. FINAL TEST (post clinical test) - online, based on the result the final grade will be given.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 20.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, autumn 2018, spring 2019, autumn 2019, spring 2020, autumn 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, autumn 2022, spring 2023.
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