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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to contribute to
develop the student's competence in caring for
patient's suffering from different kind of
crisis, dependency, drug abuse and basic mental

The student develops her/his competence in the
contextual clinical care. The student forms
her/his competence in the assessment and care
of the patient who needs emergency care.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to identify,to encounter
and to take care of patient's i different type of
crisis and abuse problems.

The student recognizes and is able to encounter
mental aspects in caring.

The student gets to know the basics of
policlinical care.

The student also understands the principles of
receiving a patient at the emergency room,
patient assessment and monitoring the patient.

Students needs to know the basics for in-
hospital advanced resuscitation.

Course contents

- different types of crisis
- crisis care
- crisis service
- different types of abuse problems
- basic knowledge in mental health care

- introduction to the emergency care
- recieving and assessing the patient with an
acute emergency at the emergency room (ABCDEF,
- multiprofessional team work
- the chain of care: prehospital care - care at
the emergency ward - care at the ward
- medication administration

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Accomplished before participating in the

Clinical care I and II
Medication administration and patient safety
Anatomy and physiology

At least one practical training (minimum of 5

Additional information

Introduction lecture is mandatory.
Simulations and skill stations are mandatory and
can not be compensated with any assignments.

Recommended or required reading

1) Cullberg, J. 2006. Kris och utveckling

2) Cullberg, J. 2005. Dynamisk psykiatri.

3) Clarke, D, Ketchell, A. 2014. Att vårda akut
sjuka vuxna. Prioriteringar vid bedömning och
omhändertagande. Studentlitteratur.
Wood, I., Garner, M (red).2013. Inledande
omhändertagande av akut sjuka personer - en bok
för sjuksköterskor. Studentlitteratur

4) Jevon, P. & Ewens, B. (red) 2014. Att
patienter med livshotande sjukdom.
Studentlitteratur (valda delar)

5) Aktuella artiklar och forskningar

6) Föreläsningsmaterial

Study activities

  • Lectures - 35 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours
  • Seminars - 10 hours


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

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1 Exam in crisis and drugs (home
Examination 2 seminars in crisis and drugs
Examination 3 Exam in emergency care on
itsLearning (supervised at school)


  • Appelroth Maria
  • Savolainen Jari
  • Skogster Annika
  • Stockmann-Broo Christine


Skogster Annika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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