Course: Intensive Care in Paediatrics

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Course title Intensive Care in Paediatrics
Course code DET/KB021
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kameníčková Jana, Mgr.
  • Klásková Eva, MUDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Intensive acre and resuscitation in the system of differentiated care. Intensive care in paediatrics and its basic principles. Disorders due to the "external causes" - intoxications, burns, drowning and aspiration. Perinatal medicine - newborn resuscitation, supporting respiration - RDS, perinatal traumatism, pathology of the CNS, infections. Congenital disorders - surgical therapy, postoperative care. Disorders of the internal structures and acid-base balance. Nutrition and its disorders. Respiratory diseases - emergencies, respiratory insufficiency. Emergency cardiology - critical heart disorders. Disorders of consciousness - craniocerebral trauma, neurointensive care. Colic. Caring for children at the ICU - principles of the nursing process in paediatric emergencies, monitoring vital functions, nurses' participation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, documentation at the ICU. Basic psychotherapy in children and their parents. The nursing process in intensive paediatric care.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
To acquire fundamental knowledge of emergency paediatric care principles, to become aware of the singularities of caring for seriously ill children in different age groups and particularly of the need for the complexity of nursing, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. To point out characteristic clinical pictures of urgent conditions constituting immediate danger to the child's life. To provide essential information on diagnostics, differential diagnostics, treatment and nursing practice.
After completing this course, the students should be able to understand the specific characteristics of paediatric as opposed to adult health care, to recognize a life-threatening condition in a child, to intervene actively in a situation threatening the child's life, to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a child patient and to apply basic knowledge of diagnostics, treatment and nursing of a seriously ill child in particular situations; to utilize knowledge about causes, symptoms and diagnostic-therapeutic procedures in acute conditions in children.
Basic knowledge of anatomie.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

100% active attendance at seminars and practicals. Defense of the nursing process in a patient (child).
Recommended literature
  • Adams, B., Harold, C. E. (1999). Sestra a akutní stavy od A do Z. Grada, Praha.
  • Brichtová, E. (2008). Kraniocerebrální poranění v dětském věku. Praha: Triton.
  • Fedora, M., a kol. (2012). Dětská anesteziologie. Brno: Národní centrum ošetřovatelství a nelékařských zdravotnických oborů.
  • Fendrychová, J. a kol. (2007). Intenzivní péče o novorozence. Brno.
  • Fendrychová, J. a kol. (2005). Péče o kriticky nemocné dítě. NCO NZO, Brno.
  • Fendrychová, J. a kol. (2009). Vybrané kapitoly z ošetřovatelské péče v pediatrii. 2. část, Péče o novorozence. Brno: NCO NZO.
  • Klimešová, L., Klimeš, J. (2011). Umělá plicní ventilace. Brno: Národní centrum ošetřovatelství a nelékařských zdravotnických oborů.
  • Marková, M., Fendrychová, J. (2006). Ošetřování pacientů s tracheostomií. Brno: Národní centrum ošetřovatelství a nelékařských zdravotnických oborů v Brně.
  • Novák, I. a kol. (2008). Intenzivní péče v pediatrii. Galén.
  • Sovová E., Řehořová J. (2004). Kardiologie pro ošetřovatelství. Praha, Grada.
  • Streitová, D., Zoubková, R. (2011). Prevence sepse v intenzivní péči. strava: Lékařská fakulta Ostravské univerzity v Ostravě.
  • Wiederman, J. Urgentní stavy v pediatrii I-III. LF UP Olomouc.

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