Neonatology 2

A.Y. 2024/2025
Overall hours
M-PSI/01 MED/38 MED/45
Learning objectives
- Being able to soothe suffering situations, including pain, with nursing interventions in order to improve the quality of life;
- Acquire the knowledge of the main pathologies of the critically ill newborn and their therapeutic approach;
- Acquire the knowledge related to the main monitoring systems of vital parameters and diagnostic findings in the newborn in critical conditions;
- Acquire the basic knowledge that guarantees safe neonatal transport;
- Acquire the knowledge and methods to manage nursing care (from data collection to the evaluation of evidence-based actions and the result) to the newborn with family involvement, which presents with biophysiological, pathophysiological, psychological and socio-cultural symptoms and signs related to critical states of the newborn (term newborn and preterm with/without pathology);
- Know and apply tools for assessing the clinical conditions of the newborn (eg pain, respiratory distress);
- Acquire the skills to establish an effective and adequate communication with family members;
- Acquire the knowledge for the delivery and application of therapeutic educational tools, thus developing appropriate parenting skills;
- Acquire the knowledge to ethically face deontological issues related to neonatal death and to support parents during this delicate phase.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
- psycho-social and humanistic sciences for the understanding of normal and pathological relational dynamics, defense or adaptive reactions of the newborn and the family in situations of mental and social distress and physical suffering;
- ethical, legal issues for the understanding of the organizational complexity of the Health Care System, relevance and usefulness of acting in compliance with regulations and procedures, as well as respect for values and ethical dilemmas arising in daily practice; they are also aimed at promoting an understanding of professional autonomy, integration areas and interdependence with other healthcare providers.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- plan the delivery of nursing care in collaboration with the family and the interdisciplinary care group;
- evaluate the progress of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary group, guaranteeing continuity of care;
- be responsible for providing and evaluating pediatric nursing care in accordance with professional quality standards and considering legal indications and ethical responsibilities such as newborns' rights.

Knowledge and understanding:
- general and clinical nursing issues for the understanding of pediatric nursing's fields of intervention, clinical method leading to effective clinical approach intervention techniques and evidence supporting the decision making and the delivery of the pediatric nursing care;

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- integrate the knowledge and skills stemming from the nursing discipline, from biomedical, psychological, socio-cultural and humanistic features to recognize the care needs of the newborn and the family and provide appropriate, effective and evidence-based pediatric nursing care;
- apply the nursing care on the basis of the reference disciplinary theoretical models to assess and diagnose health status and care needs in their physical, psychological and socio-cultural dimensions, plan goals, implement and evaluate the care provided and outcomes achieved;
- conduct a complete and systematic evaluation of data relating to the care needs of the newborn to facilitate growth, development and adaptation in health promotion, maintenance and recovery;
- analyze and accurately interpret the data collected through clinical reasoning;
- interpret and apply the results of research to nursing practice and link research paths to the theoretical development of the nursing discipline;
- provide nursing care in different care settings, both in- and out- of-hospital settings.
Single course

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Course syllabus and organization

Single session

General and subspecialty paediatrics
MED/38 - PAEDIATRICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 30 hours
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 15 hours
Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric
MED/45 - NURSING - University credits: 2
Lessons: 30 hours
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