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Course Code: 
NHS 357
Course Type: 
Area Elective
Theoric: 
2
Practice: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
3
Course Objectives: 
To gain knowledge and skills about the duties and responsibilities and application areas of critical care nursing.
Course Content: 

Gas exchange and positioning, physical restraint, management of acute respiratory distress syndrome, alternative ventilatory models, assessment/management of the weaning process, haemodynamic management, management of acute renal failure in intensive care units (ICU), care of the patients with acute hepatic disorders, management of the patient with disseminated intravascular coagulation, prevention and managing of sepsis, obstetric emergencies in ICU, management of the multi-organ dysfunction, sedation in ICU, follow up and rehabilitation in critical illness, withdrawing of treatment, acute brain injury and resuscitation, end of life care, ethical issues in ICU.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Question-answer 3. Discussion 4. Labratory study 5. Field work 6. Clinical practice 7. Projects 8. Assesment/survey 9. Role playing 10. Demonstration 11. Brain storming 12. Home work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Midterm 2. Final exam 3. Laboratory work assessment 4. Project study evaluation 5. Field work evaluation 6. Clinical practice evaluation 7.Assignment/reports evaluation 8. Seminary evaluation 9. Learning diary

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment

 Methods

Have main information about critical care nursing.

1,2,3

1,2,13

1,2

Can make effective consultation about critical care nursing.

1,2,3

1,2,13

1,2

Have knowledge about patient security in critical care nursing. 

1,2,3

1,2,13

1,2

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Critical Care Principles, Critical Patient, Family, Ethics, Palliative Care

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2

Physical Evaluation

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3

Pain and Anxiety Management

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4

Rhythm Disorders - Hemodynamic Issues and Management

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5

Acute Respiratory Failure Syndrome Management, Ventilation Supports

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6

Resuscitation-CPR and Non-CPR management

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7

Shock, Sepsis, MOI, SIRS, YDP

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8

Midterm

 

9

Cardiovascular Problems and Management

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10

Nervous System Problems

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11

Acute Renal System Problems and Management

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12

Management of the Patient with Acute Liver Failure

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13

Acute Problems and Management of the Gastrointestinal System

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14

Trauma and burns

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15

Course Evaluation

 

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Introduction to Critical care Nursing, Sole, Klein, Moseley

 Critical Care Nursing, Bench and Brown

Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Chulay and Burns

Additional Resources

Papers given my the course instructor.

 
 

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

Papers given my the course instructor.

Assignments

-

Exams

Midterm Exam and Final Exam

 

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

30

Quiz

1

10

Attendance and Homework

2

20

Final Exam

1

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.

     

X

 

2

Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.

     

X

 

3

Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.

     

X

 

4

Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.

 

 

 

X

 

5

Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.

 

 

 

X

 

6

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.

 

 

 

X

 

7

With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.

 

 

 

X

 

8

Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.

 

 

 

X

 

9

Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.

 

 

 

X

 

10

They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours)

15

2

30

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

3

45

Mid-terms

1

2

2

Quiz

1

1

1

Assignment

-

-

-

Final examination

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

80

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

3,2

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3