Nursing in Emergency Care 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad inom akutsjukvård
Second cycle, O7009H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 15 Feb 2018

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in nursing

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
  • suggest, explain and characterise appropriate nursing interventions and medically indicated measures based on an evidence-based working method
  • describe and explain the organisation and management of work within emergency care
  • discuss and give examples of ethical positions in emergency care
  • describe how acute, seriously ill individuals and their families can experience their changed life situations
  • formulate relevant research issues
  • explain the scientific theoretical basis of research issues
  • critically review and evaluate research results and reports related to emergency care
  • apply current laws and regulations
  • document care and nursing
  • document scientifically

  • The acutely ill and their relatives
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Observation and interview methodology in emergency care
  • Research ethics
  • Nursing interventions and medically indicated measures with a specialisation in ambulance, anaesthesia, intensive care and surgery health care
  • Ethics
  • Medical technology
  • Organisation, leadership and documentation of care and nursing in emergency care
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • The importance of the nursing environment in emergency care
  • Current laws and regulations
  • Field studies
  • Scientific documentation and critical review

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, study assignments, seminars and field studies. Participation in laboratory sessions, seminars and field studies is compulsory.

Written examination. Grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide

This course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist training to become a nurse in ambulance care, anaesthetic nurse, intensive care nurse and operating room nurse. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. Passing this course constitutes specific entry requirements for the placement course O7012H, O7015H, O7018H and O7021.

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Aitken,L.,Marshall, A.& Chaboyer,W. ACCCN’n Critical Care Nursing.(3 uppl) Australia, Elsevier, 2016.
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Clarke, D., & Ketchell, A. (2014). Att vårda akut sjuka vuxna -Prioriteringar vid bedömning och omhändertagande. (1. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Edberg, A-K., Ehrenberg, A., Friberg, F., Wallin, L., Wijk, H., & Öhlén, J. (2013). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå – kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Hovind, I.L. (Red.). (2013). Anestesiologisk omvårdnad. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Jacobson, B., & Öberg, P.Å. (2003). Teknik i praktisk sjukvård. Stockholm: Svenska föreningen för medicinsk teknik och fysik.
Jevon, P., & Ewens, B. (Red). (2014). Att övervaka patienter med livshotande sjukdom. (1. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Kvale, S., & Brinkmann, S. (2014). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. (3:e rev. uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Larsson, A., & Rubertsson, S. (Red.). (2012). Intensivvård. Stockholm: Liber.
Nagelhout, J.J., & Plaus, K.L. (Red.) (2013[2014]). Nurse anesthesia. (5th eds.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Saunders.
Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2016). Nursing research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Raadu, G. (Red.). (senaste upplagan). Författningshandbok för personal inom hälso- och sjukvården. Stockholm: Liber.
Rothrock, J.C. (Ed.). (2014). Alexander’s care of the patient in surgery. St. Louis Missouri: Mosby.
Sanders, M.J. (2012). Mosby's paramedic textbook. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Mosby.
Socialstyrelsen (2006). Att förebygga vårdrelaterade infektioner – Ett kunskapsunderlag. Stockholm: Folkhälsomyndigheten
Suserud, B.-O., & Lundberg, L. (Red.). (2016). Prehospital akutsjukvård. Stockholm: Liber AB.
Söderberg, S. (Red.). (2014). Att leva med sjukdom. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Wiklund Gustin, L., & Bergbom, I. (2012). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4.,[rev.] uppl.). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

A list of articles is in the study guide.
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