MIPS041p Intensive nursing care in psychiatry

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0.8/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
MUDr. Elis Bartečků, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Jana Hořínková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Alena Damborská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Michaela Mayerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MUDr. Pavel Křenek (lecturer)
MUDr. Zuzana Timková (lecturer)
Mgr. MUDr. Lucie Holíková Návratová (lecturer)
MUDr. Dominika Musilová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Tomáš Kašpárek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry - Institutions shared with the Faculty Hospital Brno - Adult Age Medicine - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Jana Pazderová
Supplier department: Department of Psychiatry - Institutions shared with the Faculty Hospital Brno - Adult Age Medicine - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 2. 3. 11:00–13:30 N02206a, Tue 9. 3. 11:00–13:30 N02206a, Tue 16. 3. 11:00–13:30 N02206a, Tue 23. 3. 11:00–13:30 N02206a, Tue 30. 3. 11:00–13:30 N02206a, Tue 6. 4. 11:00–13:30 N02206a, Tue 13. 4. 11:00–13:30 N02206a
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 main aims of the course are:
1. Acquire basic theoretical knowledge on psychiatry, organisation of psychiatric care, psychiatric diagnostics and therapy, including adverse effects of psychiatric therapy, and neurostimulation methods.
2. Acquire basic knowledge on major psychiatric disorders, their symptoms, course, diagnostics and treatment.
3. Acquire knowledge on psychiatric symptoms which may necessitate intensive care: delirium and disorientation, agitation and aggressiveness, catatonia and stupor, suicidality and self-harm, refusal of food and fluids, somatic comorbidities of psychiatric disorders.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Describe characteristics of psychiatry.
2. Describe methodology of diagnostics and therapy in psychiatry including possible adverse effects necessitating intensive care - neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome.
3. Prepare plan of nursing care for patients undergoing electroconvulsive therapy.
4. Describe major groups of psychiatric disorders, their symptoms and possible connection to intensive care.
5. Prepare plan of nursing care for patients with delirium, disorientation and psychiatric patients with somatic comorbidity.
6. Prepare plan of nursing care for agitated, aggressive and suicidal patients.
7. Prepare plan of nursing care in patients with catatonia, stupor and patients refusing food and fluids.
  • Introduction, the role of intensive care in psychiatry and psychiatric symptoms in intensive care of other medical specialities, the overview of possible situations necessitating intensive care in psychiatry, the overview of the classification of mental disorders.
  • 2. A methodology of psychiatric diagnostics, psychiatric terminology, psychopathology.
  • 3. Therapy in psychiatry, adverse effects of psychiatric medication leading to a necessity of intensive care (neuroleptic malignant syndrome, serotonin syndrome), electroconvulsive therapy.
  • 4. Overview of major psychiatric disorders I: Organic disorders, substance use disorders, schizophrenia, affective disorders.
  • 5. Overview of major psychiatric disorders II: Neurotic disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders.
  • 6. Delirious and disoriented patient.
  • 7. Intoxicated patient - suicidal attempts, psychoactive substances intoxications.
  • 8. Agitated and aggressive patient.
  • 9. Catatonic and stuporous patient.
  • 10. Suicidal and self-harming patient.
  • 11. Patient refusing food and fluids.
  • 12. A psychiatric patient with a somatic co-morbidity, a psychiatric patient needing intensive care of another speciality, frequently asked questions.
    required literature
  • KAŠPÁREK, Tomáš. Psychiatrická propedeutika. Multimediální podpora výuky klinických a zdravotnických oborů. In Portál LF MU (on-line). 2011. URL info
  • ŽOURKOVÁ, Alexandra, Eva ČEŠKOVÁ and Ivana DRTÍLKOVÁ. Obecná a speciální psychiatrie. Multimediální podpora výuky klinických a zdravotnických oborů. In http://portal.med.muni.cz/clanek-347-obecna-a-specialni-psychiatrie.html. Portál LF MU (on-line). 2011. info
  • MALÁ, Eva and Pavel PAVLOVSKÝ. Psychiatrie : [učebnice pro zdravotní sestry a další pomáhající profese]. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2010. 143 s. ISBN 9788073677237. info
    recommended literature
  • RABOCH, Jiří, Pavel PAVLOVSKÝ and Dana JANOTOVÁ. Psychiatrie : minimum pro praxi. 5. vyd. Praha: Triton, 2012. 239 s. ISBN 9788073875824. info
  • ZVOLSKÝ, Petr. Obecná psychiatrie. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2003. 192 s. ISBN 8071846902. info
  • ZVOLSKÝ, Petr. Speciální psychiatrie. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2003. 206 s. ISBN 8071842036. info
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Stanislav. Základy psychoterapie. 7. vydání. Praha: Portál, 2017. 403 stran. ISBN 9788026212270. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical Seminars
Casuistry seminars
Assessment methods
Participation in lessons (1 absent)
Colloquium - Written test (it is a test with the choice of one correct answer, the test has 10 questions, the student has to answer at least 6 questions to pass the test correctly)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Kolokvium formou písemného testu
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12.
Teacher's information
Lectures are held DISTANCE in MS TEAMS, channel: "Mgr INTENSIVE CARE lecture - Spring 2021"

The lecture on the given topic will always be recorded in the mentioned MS Teams channel, no later than the date given by the schedule. Students will have the opportunity to listen to the lecture at a time that suits them.

Students will have the opportunity for a personal consultation with the teacher on the lectured topics every Tuesday (from March 2 to April 13, 2021), 15 minutes before the start of practical classes, ie. at 12.30 pm in the lecture hall of the Psychiatric Clinic of the University Hospital Brno, 1st floor, Jihlavská 20.

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