1st Specialization in Intensive Care and Urgent Medical Aid

Complements of physiology and physiopathology of the great syndroms of organic insufficiency, therapeutics in pneumology

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ECTS Credits2
Number of Hours (h/year)20
Teaching staffCANIVET, Jean-Luc; SOTTIAUX, Thierry
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Pathology course year 1st, 2nd and 3rd year.

Aims and Objectives

To have a fine approach of the various concepts of pathology in order to exploit of them various dimensions in an efficient study practice.

To include/understand the entrusted and the problems to be treated in collaboration.


Respiratory pathology:

- The monitoring of the respiratory function to the unit of intensive care

- Physiopathological impact of the hypoxies and severe hypercapnia

- Physiopathological impact of the modem treatment of support ( baro-volo-traumatisms related to artificial ventilation)

- Method of application and monitoring of these treatments by the nurse of intensive care

- Does mechanical ventilation “ complex”, permissive hypercapnia, ventilation at high frequencies, ventilation in decubitus ventral, nitric oxyde, extracorporal techniques

- Intoxications

Environmental pathology and intoxications:

- Hypothermia

- Electrocution

- Acute intoxications: general principles of assumption of responsability, some frequent intoxications

Ventilatory modes

Humidification of the gases

Medicamentous instillations


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Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
NotesIn part

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