1st Specialization in Intensive Care and Urgent Medical Aid

Nursing care in intensive care and emergency including health education, caring for the patient and their familyin case of physical traumatisms and aggressions

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ECTS Credits1
Number of Hours (h/year)15
Teaching staffDUKERS, Valérie; MAGNETTE, André
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Male nurse holder of high school diploma. Knowledge of the physiological answers in stress physical appearances(physics) (cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, cutaneous hurts).

Aims and Objectives

Welcome, make a first judgment(sentence) of the situation and direct the patient: installation, first elements of anamnèse. Face the emergency attitudes in the optics of the specialized treatment.


The first part(party) of this course(price) approaches the emergencies(urgent matters) of the environment (charging, blow of heat, hypothermia, drowning, accident nuclear power, burn) from a nursing point of view. The chapter burns is particularly developed with notions of physiopathology and the care of the sick since the urgency until the cure, for the diverse age brackets.

The second part(party) includes a set of specific elements of coverage(care) in emergencies(urgent matters) (ophthalmology, O.R.L ., wounds and bites, foreign bodies, thoracic, abdominal, urologic, maxillofacial and orthopaedic traumas and polytraumatisé). A chapter is also dedicated to the violence at home, as well as to the sexual attacks, by cutting weapons and firearms.


ECHINARD C., LATARJET J., "Les brûlures", éd. Masson, Paris, 2000.

HERNDON D., "Total burn care", W.B. Saunders, 2002

MAGNETTE A., "Procédures de soins aux brûlés", édition interne, 2000.

MAGALON G., VAN WIJK R., "Guide des plaies. Du pansement à la chirurgie", John Libey, Paris, 2003.

ROSEN, BARKIN et al., "Emergency medicine" 4th ed. vol.I,II,III MOSBY 1998.

ADNET F., VOIGLIO E.-J., CAILLOT J.-L., "Urgences 2001, Cours supérieurs et mises au point", éd. Arnette.

ASKENASI R. et al., "Manuel de médecine d'urgence", éd. Maloine 1992

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
Written and/or oral examination

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