The process of nursing care and safe health care
 
Module: Nursing care
ECTS: 6
Contact hours – lectures: 50
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  50
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: First
 
The process of nursing care and safe health care - nursing processes, safe health care and nursing documentation 

Contact hours – lectures: 25
Contact hours – seminar: 20
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  50
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Sanela Pivač, Senior Lecturer
  • Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
  • Marta Smodiš, Lecturer
  • Katja Vrankar, Lecturer
  • Dr Saša Kadivec, Assistant Professor
  • Petra Svetina, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  • Ability of self-assessment, assessment, planning and provision of integrated, personalized care, also following the guidelines for clinical nursing care.
  • Ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills to ensure professional and safe nursing care.
  • Demonstrating sufficient knowledge and skills to ensure professional and safe nursing care.
  • Assuming responsibility in the documentation process.
  • Understanding and implementing theoretical and methodological foundations and principles of nursing care and the use of intervention measures based on scientific evidence and available resources.
  • Ability to communicate, conduct therapeutic work with individuals, families and groups.
  • Knowledge of dangers at work.
  • Knowledge of safety measures for the risks present in health care.
  • Knowledge of relevant methods and techniques when lifting or transferring patients.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • Knowledge of the nursing process.
  • Identifying patients' needs for nursing care by means of physical tests, and observation of acquired tools/skills.
  • Implementation of patient-oriented customized nursing.
  • Students learn the importance of nursing in the processes of prevention, treatment and coping with the disease.
  • Becoming familiar with environmental factors essential for safe health care provision (prevention and management of health infections, awareness of adverse events, safe transfer of patients).
  • Understanding the role of nurses in the nursing and medical teams.
  • Understanding the importance of documentation in nursing.
  • Following protocols according to previously established quality models.
  • Identifying the most important theoretical models in nursing.
  • Demonstrating ethical, legal and humanistic standards in all nursing procedures.
  • Assuming responsibility for one’s work.
  • Recognizing dangers at work.
  • Awareness of the importance of methods and techniques for safe lifting and handling of loads.
  • Using equipment which helps lifting burdens.
Mandatory references:
  • Pivač, S., Kalender Smajlović, S., Černoga, A., Skinder Savić, K., Hvalič Touzery, S., Skela Savič, B., Klančnik Gruden, M. & Buček Hajdarevič, I., eds., 2013. Izbrane intervencije zdravstvene nege. Teoretične in praktične osnove za visokošolski študij zdravstvene nege. Jesenice: Visoka šola za zdravstveno nego Jesenice.
  • Skela Savič, B., Kaučič, B.M., Filej, B., Skinder Savič, K., Mežik Veber, M., Romih, K., Pivač, S., Zurc, J., Prebil, A., Bahun, M., Čuk., V. & Kersnič, P., eds. Teoretične in praktične osnove zdravstvene nege. Jesenice: Visoka šola za zdravstveno nego Jesenice.
  • Ivanuša, A. & Železnik, D., 2008. Standardi aktivnosti zdravstvene nege. Maribor: Fakulteta za zdravstvene vede.
  • Gordon, M., 2006. Negovalne diagnoze – priročnik. Maribor: Zdravstveni dom dr. Antona Drolca, Kolaborativni center SZO za primarno zdravstveno nego. 
  • Hajdinjak, G. & Meglič, R., 2006. Sodobna zdravstvena nega. Ljubljana: Visoka šola za zdravstvo.
  • Ramšak Pajk, J., 2006. Dokumentacija v zdravstveni negi. Obzornik zdravstvene nege, 40(3), pp. 137 – 142.
Recommended references:
  • Obzornik Zdravstvene nege
  • International Journal of Nursing Practice
  • International Nursing Review
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nursing Standard
Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods:
  • written exam
  • examination of cabinet work: theoretical and practical part