Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The student continues to develop her/his
competence in contextual clinical care. The
student develops
her/his competence in the assessment and care of
the patient in critical condition within the context of critical care, anesthesia and inter-operative theater.
care, interoperative and anesthesia

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:

  • verbalize, discuss and participate during
    contact days in the simulation/skill development
    center. Theme: main principles, responsibility of
    the professional nurse when caring for clients in
    the critical care/ anesthesia and operating room setting.
    (Additional learning objectives can be found for
    each module on itslearning)

Course contents

An introduction to intensive care nursing. (2sp)
An introduction to anesthesia (nursing) (1sp)
An introduction to surgical scrub/circulating
nurse in the operation theatre (1sp)
Vaccination certification (1sp)
(see itslearning for additional course contents)

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The student has accomplished the following
courses (student has a grade in):
Anatomy and physiology
Medication administration and patient safety
Clinical care I

The student has participated in the following
courses (active participation in the course and
participated in the exam, the student does not
need to have a grade yet):
Clinical care II
Clinical care III

Previous course names

Clinical care IV

Additional information

Participation during contact days in the simulation
center and a passing grade in theoretical exam are
compulsory to accomplish this course.

Recommended or required reading

Additional materials are found on itslearning

  • Clarke, D, Ketchell, A. 2014. Att vårda akut
    vuxna. Prioriteringar vid bedömning och
    omhändertagande. Studentlitteratur.


  • Wood, I., Garner, M (red).2013. Inledande
    omhändertagande av akut sjuka personer - en bok
    sjuksköterskor. Studentlitteratur


  • Jevon, P. & Ewens, B. (red) 2014. Att övervaka
    patienter med livshotande sjukdom.
    (kap 1-15)

  • Aktuella artiklar och forskningar

  • Föreläsningsmaterial


  • Castrén, M et al 2009. Ensihoidosta
    päivystyspoliklinikalle. WSOY
  • Boman, L. & Wikström, C. 2014. Medicinsk
    Teori, planering och genomförande. (kapitel om
    Niemi-Murola, L., Metsävainio, K., Saari, T.,
    A., Vakkala, M. 2016. Anestesiologian ja
    perusteet. Duodecim (valda delar)
  • Ruokonen, E., Ala-Kokko, T., Koivula, I.,
    Parviainen, I. (toim) 2014. Akuuttihoidon
    lääkkeet. Duodecim. (valda delar)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 85 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student has to accomplish
the following:
participate in skill development
participate during simulation
participate in learning activities on itslearning
pass the written exam


  • Ekman Petra
  • Kielo Emilia
  • Mannevaara Pauleen
  • Skogster Annika
  • Villikka Denise


Skogster Annika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

See arbs

Assessment methods

  • 2017-05-18 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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