Information Package / Course Catalogue
Emergency Nursing (Surgical Nursing)
Course Code: CHH526
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
Objectives of the Course

It aims to ensure rapid assessment of patients in emergency situations or presenting to the emergency service due to acute and chronic diseases, achievement of triage by adhering to professional ethics and values, the importance of teamwork in emergency interventions and understanding of evidence-based care in accordance with the nursing process.

Course Content

Presentation of emergency service, communication, legal and ethical issues, triage, physical assessment, basic and advanced life support, infection control, evaluation of criminal cases, polytrauma patients, some of the acute medical emergencies.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1. To be able to state the secondary evaluation of patients presenting to the emergency room
2.To be able to list the principles of emergency interventions in emergency injuries
3.To be able to comprehend emergency situations of chronic diseases and the importance of implementing evidence based individual nursing care of a patient who presents to the emergency service due to acute diseases
4.To be able to state the primary evaluation of patients presenting to the emergency room
5.To be able to evaluate the patient quickly
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Sheehy's Emergency Nursing (2003) Principles and Practice. sixth edition. Mosby. ENA
2.Proehl, Jean A (2004) Emergency Nursing Procedures. Third Edition. Saunders
3.Kuğuoğlu S, Eti Aslan F, Olgun N (2004) Acil Bakım. Ed: D. Şelimen, 3. Baskı, Yüce Yayım, İstanbul
4.Swearingen P (2008) All-in-one care planning resource : medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, & psychiatric nursing care plans, Mosby, Louis
5.Rothrock C.J (2005) Alexander’s Care of the Patient in Surgery , twelfth edition, Mosby USA
6.Editör] Şahinoğlu H (2003) Yoğun bakım : sorunları ve tedavileri, Türkiye Klinikleri, Ankara.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
General Information on Emergency Service
Week 2 - Theoretical
Emergency Duty Team-Powers and Responsibilities
Week 3 - Theoretical
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities in emergency
Week 4 - Theoretical
Comunication at Emergency care
Week 5 - Theoretical
Triage: Determining priorities in emergency care
Week 6 - Theoretical
Physical Diagnostics
Week 7 - Theoretical
Used in the Emergency Department Trauma Scores
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Infection Control for Emergency Department
Week 10 - Theoretical
Ensuring Basic and Advanced Life Support
Week 11 - Theoretical
Shock and Emergency Care
Week 12 - Theoretical
Politrauma Patient Emergency Care
Week 13 - Theoretical
Approach to Pain in Trauma
Week 14 - Theoretical
Acil Serviste Sık Kullanılan İlaçlar Frequently used drugs in the Emergency Department
Week 15 - Theoretical
Frequently used drugs in the Emergency Department
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Midterm Examination115116
Final Examination120222
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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