To train student for independent and/or in a team planning, preparation and implementation of health care of surgical patients before and after operation of specific organs and/or body parts according to accepted standards, legal regulations and professional ethics – with development of professional conscientiousness and humane relationship towards health care user. 

Introduction in surgical patients' health care;

Holistic approach to surgical patient

Biophysical and psychological concepts regarding patient

Stress and physical health 

Self-perception of physical health

Self-perception of physical health of work and nursing service in surgical department

Ethical guidelines for data collection about surgical patients

Surgical patients' health care process;

Documentation of surgical patients' health care process

Editing needs for surgical patients' health care

Planning of surgical patients' health care

Implementation of surgical patients' health care

Evaluation of surgical patients' health care

Surgical patients' health care-general;

Measures for prevention of intrahospital infections in surgical department

Emergency and elective admission of surgical patients

Risk factors from surgery 

General and indirect preparation of a patient for surgery

Education of surgical patient and his family members - general

Health care of a patient in operating rooms 

General and indirect postoperative health care; (general and special monitoring, eteral and parenteral nutritionof a patient, transfusion of blood and blood products, compensation of circulating blood volume)

Health care of a patient with drain/drainage

Care for non-infected and infected surgical wound

Post-operative problems

Pain as a diagnosis in surgical patients' health care

Syndrome of reduced ability to take care of yourself in process of surgical patients' health care

Postoperative complications; high risk of stillness complications

Surgical patients' health care-special;

Health care process in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of cardiac surgery patient, neurosurgical patient, urologic patient and trauma patient

Health care process in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care in surgery on gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract.

Health care process in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for patient with surgery of 

thyroid, breasts, and women genital organs

Specific surgical care of children, and patients with burns

Obavezna literatura:

  1. Fučkar G. Proces zdravstvene njege. Zagreb: Medicinski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu; 1995.
  2. Fučkar G. Uvod u sestrinske dijagnoze. Zagreb: Hrvatska udruga za sestrinsku edukaciju; 1996.
  3. Vujanić J. (nastavni tekstovi) Osijek: Fakultet za dentalnu medicinu i zdravstvo – Preddiplomski studij Sestrinstvo; 2017.


Dopunska literatura:

  1. Brunner LS, Suddarth DS. Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing. 10. izd. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company; 2002.
  2. Carpenito JL. Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company; 1991.
  3. Prpić I, i sur. Kirurgija za medicinare. Zagreb: Školska knjiga; 2005.
  4. Prlić N. Zdravstvena njega kirurških bolesnika – opća. Zagreb: Školska knjiga; 2014.
  5. Prlić N, Rogina V, Muk B. Zdravstvena njega 4. Zagreb: Školska knjiga; 2005.
  6. Hausman AK, Ignatavicius DD. Clinical Companion for Medical Surgical Nursing – Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care. 4. izd. Philadelphia: Saunderr Company; 2002.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. analyze the work organization of work and the organization of the nursing service in the surgical department, the emergency room and the elective admission of patients;
2. implement infection prevention measures in the surgical department;
3. analyze the specifics of nursing care in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of surgical patients;
4. carry out medical education of surgical patients;
5. assess the medical care needs of surgical patients for health care in special areas of health care for surgical patients;
6. create plans in special areas of health care settings for surgical patients;
7. apply interventions and nursing care in special areas of health care settings for surgical patients in accordance with principles, standards, and legal regulations;
8. evaluate goals and plans of nursing care in special areas of health care settings for surgical patients.

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