Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Physiotherapy
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
First Semester
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Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (18 hours)

- Pre-requisites are those provided by the course's degree program. In order to be able to take advantage of the course, the student should have a solid knowledge of physiopathology, clinic and diagnostics of major medical and surgical pathologies and adequate knowledge of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the main emergency molecules.

Testing is a written test with 15 multiple-choice questions for the Integrated Course.

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide the students, with the help of front lessons and exercises on simulator mannequins, knowledge of the most common emergency situations that may threaten the survival of patients.
The expected learning outcomes are: decision-making and care capabilities in the most common clinical situations of acute failure of organs and apparatus, and in particular in case of cardiac arrest, cardiovascular insufficiency, respiratory failure, major trauma, coma.

-The basic contents of lessons (L) and exercises on simulator mannequins (E) are:
1) Early warning signals, evaluation and treatment of the critical patient (L 2 h);
2) organization of outpatient and intra-hospital emergency medical situations (L 2 h);
3) pathophysiology of respiratory and cardio-circulation failure (L 2 h);
4) Sudden Cardiac arrest and Basic Life Support with Early Defibrillation (L 2 h + 5);
5) care in the treatment of cardiac arrest with Advanced Life Support, threatening arrhythmias, cardio-circulatory and respiratory failure (L 2 h);
6) care in the treatment of major trauma before and after hospitalization (L 2 h);
7) principles of general anaesthesia and pain control (L 2 h);
8) Intensive Care Unit: admission and discharge criteria, ethical aspects (L 2 h);
9) application of Non Invasive Ventilation (L 2 h).

-“Urgenze ed emergenze - Istituzioni” di Chiaranda M.
editore Piccin - Padova, IV edizione 2016; pagine 725;
“Guida illustrata delle emergenze” di Chiaranda M.
editore Piccin - Padova, 2007; pagine 677+ CD-rom multimediale;
“Diagnosi e trattamento delle emergenze medico-chirurgiche” di Androni B., Chiara O., Coen D., Vescovi S. editore Masson – Elsevier Milano, 2009; pagine 511;
“European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015” Resuscitation 2015, 95:1-80 (section 1); 81-99 (section 2 BLS adult and automated external defibrillation)”


The course consists of 18 frontal hours lessons with multimedia slides and media tools, and simulation exercises to help students learn the expected learning outcomes in Basic Life Support and Early Defibrillation (5 hours). Exercises are organized for small groups with a teaching / learning ratio of 1/6.

Students reception to be agreed by mail appointment at the address: