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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

Course Description

Code4 TRHTP04
NameCaring Skills 1
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- describe the importance of the values and principles serving as the basis of good patient care
- explain the importance of functional ability and rehabilitative care in welfare promotion
- identify the clients’ care needs
- follow various care practices in different situations and
- explain the ABCDE method when examining the patient’s basic vital functions and the ISBAR method when reporting on them
- describe the factors influencing patient safety and understand the importance of HaiPro
- identify the elements of safe interaction
- document patient care in line with the care process model and national documentation model
- explain the importance of multiprofessional collaboration and the role of a radiographer in that
- explain the legal and ethical bases of pharmacological treatment
- explain a radiographer’s responsibilities and duties related to the safe implementation of pharmacological treatment
- explain the basic concepts of pharmacological treatment, administration routes and pharmaceutical forms
- explain the principles of the intravenous fluid and medication administration and is able to administer medication under supervision
- explain the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medication administered through different routes
- explain the most common mechanisms of action
- explain the factors affecting drug response, adverse reactions and drug interactions
- name the main stages of the pharmacological treatment process
- use the electronic databases of pharmacological treatment
- perform accurate drug calculations
- give first aid
ContentCaring skills:
- safe interaction with the client/patient and his or her mentoring
- patient safety
- care needs
- care practices (help in daily actions and the use of technical aids, taking care of enteral nutrition, monitoring secretion and the use of aids, palliative and end of life care)
- asepsis

Basics of pharmacological treatment:
- acts, decrees and other instructions regulating pharmacological treatment
- basic concepts of pharmacological treatment
- administration routes (per. os, per. rectum, s.c, i.m,) and pharmaceutical forms
- intravenous fluid therapy and medication
- pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
- adverse reactions and drug interactions, monitoring drug response
- medication administration by a radiographer
- the electronic drug databases
- HaiPro
- drug calculations

Basic resuscitation:
- first aid for respiratory and circulatory disorders, disorders of consciousness and for injuries
- first aid for anaphylactic reactions
RequirementsActive participation in lectures, skills workshops (100%), resuscitation demonstration and participation in first aid exercises (100%), accepted completion of independent assignments, accurate (100%) drug calculations, exams
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialTo be announced at the beginning of the course..
PrerequisitesAnatomy and Physiology 5 cr
Other Considerations
ContactHuovinen Anne


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