Nursing care in surgery with rehabilitation - clinical training
Module: Nursing care
Contact hours – lectures:  
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 180
Holder of subject: Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Lecturer
Year of study: Second
Nursing care in surgery with rehabilitation - clinical training

Contact hours – lectures:  
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 180
Holder of subject: Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: Students:
  • obtain and expand the theoretical knowledge they acquired during the academic year and learn the practical content of the surgical nursing work;
  • gain the ability to combine theoretical knowledge with practice and develop critical thinking, independence, and innovation;
  • learn the basic scope and roles of nurses in the treatment of patients with surgical condition/injury in the secondary and tertiary levels of health care;
  • become familiar with holistic, individual and problem-based surgical treatment of patients;
  • learn about teamwork and multidisciplinary approach;
  • develop a culture of moral ethical attitudes, values and responsibilities to the patient, health professionals and nursing as a profession;
  • encourage health promotion, prevention, guidance and teaching in accordance with the development of nursing for various conditions and injuries;
  • develop a capacity for integrated communication and efficient teamwork;
  • develop the knowledge and skills for implementing scientific findings into evidence-based practice;
  • develop the capacity for critical thinking and a systemic approach to problem solving;
  • determine nursing needs and provide nursing diagnoses (planning nursing care, implementing nursing interventions, evaluating and assessing quality).

Knowledge and understanding:
  • identifying the biological, social, psychological and environmental risk factors which could affect the health of surgical patients and their rehabilitation;
  • gaining expertise in planning surgical nursing;
  • acquiring the knowledge and skills in the implementation of patient-specific surgical nursing with rehabilitation;
  • providing high-quality care and rehabilitation to patients of all ages;
  • promoting a healthy lifestyle and preventive measures, integrating different knowledge for the promotion and development of nursing in long-term care;
  • developing the capacity for critical thinking and systemic approach;
  • adhering to quality model protocols and knowledge of assessment mechanisms and procedures for continuous quality improvement of surgical nursing;
  • identifying the conceptual framework for surgical care and its most important theoretical models;
  • demonstrating ethical, legal and humanistic behaviour in all procedures related to the implementation of nursing care of surgical patients; exercising and respecting patient rights;
  • ensuring the right to privacy while respecting the confidentiality of information related to the implementation of health care and rehabilitation;
  • using IT solutions available in the surgical health systems;
  • communicating clearly, showing respect and dedication to teamwork;
  • demonstrating the capacity  for integral communication, interaction and efficient work with colleagues at the interdisciplinary level;
  • demonstrating the knowledge for including scientific findings into evidence-based practice;
  • demonstrating a holistic approach to the patient with a surgical condition/injury, the ability to assess the situation and develop a plan according to the process work method in the field of nursing care of surgical patients.
Mandatory references:
  • Literature for the course syllabus Nursing of surgical patients and Theories, models and concepts of nursing as scientific discipline;
  • Literature provided by clinical mentors.
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Study obligations: Students must meet the following conditions:
  • present a valid medical certificate for conducting the work of a registered nurse;
  • be vaccinated against hepatitis B;
  • have a valid student insurance based on Articles 17 and 18 of the Health Care and Health Insurance Act for occupational injuries and diseases when participating in tasks and field work;
  • have the required protective clothing, footwear, and special equipment;
  • students can participate in optional clinical training in compliance with internal legal acts of the Faculty of Health Care Jesenice (FHCJ) for the implementation of mandatory and optional clinical training.
Assessment methods: Numerical assessment of clinical training  (competences being assessed: professional behaviour, communication skills, cooperation, implementation of nursing interventions, documentation of nursing care at the clinical placement, individual student work, health care counselling).
Students will be awarded ECTS points for conducting the entire clinical training, meeting the requirements of clinical training and getting a passing grade.
Students must have successfully passed the subject in order to be admitted into next year’s study program.