Nursing care of a surgical patient and rehabilitation
Module: Nursing care
Contact hours – lectures: 90
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Miran Rems, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: Second
Surgery with special areas and rehabilitation
Contact hours – lectures: 55
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Miran Rems, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Miran Rems, MSc, Senior Lecturer
  • Mojca Urbančič, MSc, Lecturer
  • Dr Janez Fischinger, Assistant Professor
  • Petra Rupar, Assistant
  • Romana Petkovšek Gregorin, Senior Lecturer
  • Stanka Vrtek, Assistant*
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: Student:
  • becomes familiar with surgical diseases, etiology and normal course of the disease with possible preventive actions;
  • recognizes the signs and symptoms of surgical diseases and injuries, diagnostics and decision-making algorithms for operative treatment;
  • becomes familiar with the basic surgical techniques, osteosynthesis and recognition of surgical complications, specially postoperative ones;
  • learns about first aid for surgical complications, specially urgent ones, and financial management;
  • acquires knowledge of the interdisciplinary work and team approaches in the therapy of surgical diseases and injuries;
  • recognizes the limitations of reconstructive surgery and transplantation;
  • focuses on the knowledge of general surgery because special surgery fields are too complex for detail evaluation;
  • follows the trends in surgical and orthopaedic surgery development and in the implementation of new technologies in nursing practice.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • familiarity with basic concepts and definitions in surgery; 
  • knowledge of basic surgical skills and methods in general and specialized surgeries; 
  • comprehension of basic anaesthesiology and intensive care methods; 
  • comprehension of the importance of integrating surgical therapy and nursing;
  • understanding the importance of following new surgical methods and techniques.
Mandatory references:
  • Miksič, K. & Flis, V., 2003. Izbrana poglavja iz kirurgije: učbenik za kirurgijo na visokih šolah. Maribor: Obzorja.
  • McRae, R., 2008. Practical Fracture Treatment. 5th ed. London: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.
  • Herman, S., Antolič, V. & Pavlovčič, V., 2006. Ortopedija. 2 izd. Ljubljana: Samozaložba.
  • Gračner, B., 2003. Oftalmologija: učbenik za študente Visoke zdravstvene šole. Maribor: Visoka zdravstvena šola.
  • Probst, R., Grevers, G. & Iro, H., 1984. Basic Otorhinolaryngology. Stuttgart:Thieme.
  • Kambič, V., 1984. Otorinolaringologija. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga.
  • Štefančič, M., ed., 2003. Osnove fizikalne medicine in rehabilitacije gibalnega sistema. Ljubljana: DZS.
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Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)