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Nursing in Prehospital Care I, Practice 7.5 credits

Omvårdnad inom ambulanssjukvård I verksamhetsförlagd utbildning
Second cycle, O7010H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 2 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Nursing Science

Entry requirements

O7009H Nursing in Emergency Care 7,5 credits M7001H Medical Science in Emergency Care 7,5 credits

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:
  • observe, assess, analyse and document care and nursing patients' needs for nursing interventions and medically indicated measures
  • describe how acute, seriously ill individuals and their family can experience a changed life situation
  • demonstrate self-awareness and reflective empathetic ability as well as demonstrate a professional attitude vis-à-vis patients and their family
  • explain and understand the function of the ambulance and use the medical engineering equipment that is used in prehospital care
  • explain how collaboration with different agencies through communication equipment works and how the prehospital chain of care functions
  • apply current laws and regulations
  • document scientifically and describe different qualitative research methods and be able to formulate research issues based on qualitative research design
  • identify the need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development

  • Being acutely, seriously ill and the experience of being a relative
  • Nursing interventions and medically indicated measures for seriously ill/injured individuals
  • Prehospital nursing The ambulance's equipment, driving characteristics and traffic laws
  • Medical engineering devices and communication equipment
  • Cooperation within ambulance, SOS alarm, rescue service and other medical authorities
  • Ethics
  • Application of interview and observation technique
  • Research ethics
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Documentation of care and nursing
  • Scientific documentation and critical review
  • Current laws and regulations in the area

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning take place through lectures, individual studies, study assignments, seminars and placement under supervision. Participation in laboratory sessions, seminars and placement is compulsory.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Written examination. Assessment of professional competence. Grading criteria for Pass and Pass with distinction are stated in the study guide Only one transfer is given for the course with respect to the placement. If there are special circumstances, a further transfer can be granted. Special circumstances are those stated in regulations from the National Agency for Higher Education HSVFS 1999:1.

The course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist training to become a nurse in prehospital care and is a placement course.

This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision. 

Passing this course constitutes specific entry requirements for placement courses.

Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas. 

Åsa Engström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 2
*AMLS: Advanced Medical Life Support. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). (senaste upplagan). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/JEMS.
*Clarke, D. & Ketchell, A. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Att vårda akut sjuka vuxna: prioriteringar vid bedömning och omhändertagande. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Edberg, A. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Omvårdnad på avancerad nivå: kärnkompetenser inom sjuksköterskans specialistområden. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Jevon, P. & Ewens, B. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Att övervaka patienter med livshotande sjukdom. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Kvale, S. & Brinkmann, S. (senaste upplagan). Den kvalitativa forskningsintervjun. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Lindén, M. & Öberg, P.Å. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Jacobsons teknik i praktisk sjukvård. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Suserud, B. & Lundberg, L. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Prehospital akutsjukvård. Stockholm: Liber.
*Wiklund Gustin, L. & Bergbom, I. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Vårdvetenskapliga begrepp i teori och praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
*Willman, A. (red.) (senaste upplagan). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses.
List of articles is in the study guide

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0006Evaluation of professional competenceU G VG *6.00MandatoryA16
0007Individual written examU G VG *1.50MandatoryA15

Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by Anna Öqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Health, Education and Technology 10 Aug 2021