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1 Tbilisi State Medical University Faculty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation The first level of academic higher education Bachelor s degree in Nursing Tbilisi 2012

2 Name of program Nursing Name of qualification Bachelor s degree in Nursing Official length of program Language of Instruction/examination 4 academic years, 240 ECTS Credits English Aim of program To prepare of a qualified nurse, who will: practise at all times in accordance with the ICN Code for Ethics; practise at all times in accordance with the Declaration on the Promotion of Patients Rights; practise in accordance with the legislation of the country, and the specific legislation governing nursing; seek out relevant research and practise evidence-based care; utilize appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in caring for individuals, families and groups; work pro-actively to promote health and wellbeing; act to promote and protect the safety of patients at all times; contribute to protection of the public by creating and maintaining a safe environment, including managing and reporting risk; conduct a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment; formulate a nursing care plan, where possible in partnership with the patient and her/his significant others; data; implement individualized and holistic nursing care; evaluate nursing interventions and review and revise nursing care plans in accordance with evaluation document all nursing interventions accurately and in a timely fashion; manage the nursing care of individual patients and groups; function effectively in a crisis situation; delegate nursing care appropriately; supervise, teach and support junior colleagues; provide peer support and leadership; set and monitor standards and quality of care; work collaboratively with other members of the health care team; share in clinical and ethical decision-making, taking responsibility for professional nursing demonstrate a commitment to learning and to continuing professional development. Access requirements - Secondary education certificate decisions; 2

3 Structure of the curriculum The following subjects are included: public health, health promotion, health education and therapeutic patient education epidemiology and care in illness and disease behavioural sciences biological sciences nursing research awareness communication professional, ethical and legal issues information management and information technology management, leadership and organization. Modules Introductory course Biomedical sciences Humanities Pathology Information technology, research awareness and utilization in practice Public health and Sociology Assessment and general principles of care Phisiotherapy and modalities Intenal medicine and care of patient with medical disorder Infection control and care of patient with infectious disease General surgery and care of patient who require surgery Fundamentals neurology and care of patient with neurologic disorder Woman s health Pediatrics and care of healthy and sick children General psychiatry and care of mentaly ill patient Principles of geriatrics and care of elderly patient Fundamentals of oncology and care of oncologic patient Emergency situations and population safety Consolidadtion module 3

4 Clinical nursing skills Administration of Medicines Immunization Patient compliance devices Patient controlled analgesic devices Principles of medicine administration Routes of medicine administration Syringe driver pump Anaphylaxis Apical-Radial Pulses Artificial Respiration Bathing and Showering Bed Bath Blood Pressure Body Temperature Blood Glucose Monitoring Blood Transfusion Bowel Washout *Bone Marrow Aspiration Bladder irrigation Bladder lavage Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Care of the Deceased Person Catheterization: Urinary Catheterization Catheter care Continence Catheterization: Urinary Central Venous Pressure Chest Drainage: Underwater Seal Changing a chest drainage bottle Changing a tracheostomy tube Ear Drops: Instillation of Eye Care Eye irrigation Eye swabbing Installation of eye drops Installation of eye ointment Enema Exercises: Active and Passive Ear Syringing Gastric Aspiration Gastric Lavage Hair Care Care of the infested head Washing of the hair Isolation Nursing Protective isolation (reverse barrier nursing) 4

5 Radioactive hazard isolation Source isolation (barrier nursing) Intravenous Therapy Care of the catheter for long-term intravenous infusion Commencing an intravenous infusion Maintaining the infusion over a period of time Priming the equipment for intravenous infusion *Insertion of central venous catheter *Insertion of an underwater seal chest drain *Intrapleural Aspiration *Liver Biopsy *Lumbar Puncture Mouth Care Moving and Handling Measuring and recording central venous pressure Nebulizer Therapy Neurological Observations Nutrition Enteral feeding Feeding the dependent patient Parenteral nutrition Oxygen Therapy Pulse *Paracentesis: Abdominal Preoperative Nursing Care Postoperative Care Removal of stitches, clips or staples Removal of an underwater seal chest drain Rectal Examination Removal of respiratory tract secretions via a tracheostomy tube Skin Care Specimen Collection Stoma Care Suppositories Tepid Sponging Toileting Tracheostomy Care Transfer of Patients between Care Settings Urine Testing Vaginal Examination Vaginal Pessary Insertion Vaginal Ring Pessary Insertion Venepuncture Wound Care Aseptic technique Wound assessment Wound drain care * indicates procedures at which the nurse assists the doctor. 5

6 Assessment 1. European Credit Transfer System Based on: Bologna Process - European Credit-Trasfer System (ECTS) Georgian Law on Higher Education #473 (June 8, 2005) Decree of the Pesident of Georgia #785 (September 21, 2009) Decree of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Changes in #3 (Januray 5, 2007) Decree of Minister of Education and Science of Georgia A - EXCELLENT B - VERY GOOD C - GOOD D - SATISFACTORY E - SUFFICIENT Fx - FAILED F - FAILED % of possible total points 81%-90% of possible total points 71%-80% of possible total points 61%-70% of possible total points 51%-60% of possible total points Amendments are necessary before the performance will be acknowledged Substantial improvements are necessary 2. Portfolio for final assessment Based on: AMEE Medical Education Guide #24 6

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