Nursing in Prehospital Care II, Practice 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad inom ambulanssjukvård II verksamhetsförlagd utbildning
Second cycle, O7011H
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

O7009H Nursing in Emergency Care 7,5 credits M7001H Medical Science in Emergency Care 7,5 credits M7002H Medical Science in Prehospital Care 7,5 credits O7010H Nursing in Prehospital Care I, Practice, the part clinical education and training must be passed

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student should on completion of the course be able to :
  • based on an ethical approach observe, assess and analyse patients' prehospital needs for nursing actions and medically indicated measures and argue for these
  • demonstrate advanced ability to initiate, implement, teach and evaluate health promotion and preventive work
  • describe the function of and use medical engineering equipment in prehospital care
  • interact and communicate with different authorities, document the prehospital process and report independently to the receiving authority
  • take part in debriefing after traumatic experiences and participate in crisis management
  • apply an evidence-based working method
  • demonstrate self-knowledge and empathetic ability
  • demonstrate a professional attitude vis-à-vis patients and their relatives
  • apply current laws and regulations
  • document care and nursing
  • document scientifically
  • identify his/her need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development

  • Nursing interventions and medically indicated measures for the seriously ill/injured in treatment with a focus on maintaining a free airway and retaining of vital functions A
  • pplication of qualitative research methods for data collection and analysis
  • Ethics
  • Research ethics
  • Nursing interventions and treatment of the elderly, seriously ill children, mentally ill and individuals with addiction problems
  • Mitigating pain and suffering in seriously ill individuals
  • Prehospital nursing including the mechanics of injury
  • Crisis management and post-traumatic stress
  • Operation of medical technical equipment in the ambulance.
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Documentation of care and nursing
  • Organisation within prehospital care
  • Current laws and regulations
  • Scientific documentation and critical review

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, lectures, seminars and placement under supervision. Participation in seminars and placement is compulsory.

  • 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.

This course is given for second-cycle studies within specialist training to become an ambulance nurse 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 Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
*American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.) Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
*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.
*Jacobson, G., & Öberg, P.Å. (2003). Teknik i praktisk sjukvård. Stockholm: Svenska fören. 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.
*Lundälv, J. (2004). Omvårdnad och omsorg i massmedia - professionella mediemöten. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
*Nagelhout, J.J., & Plaus, K.L. (Eds.) (2013[2014]). Nurse anesthesia. (5th ed.) St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Saunders.
*National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Advanced medical life support: An assessment-based approach. (senaste upplagan). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/JEMS.
*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.
*Suserud, B.-O., & Svensson, L. (Red.). (2016). Prehospital akutsjukvård. Stockholm: Liber AB.
Svenska rådet för hjärt-lungräddning (senaste upplagan). Avancerad hjärt-lungräddning till barn: kursbok. Göteborg: Stiftelsen för HLR.
*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.

*Literature has been used in earlier courses

List of articles is in the study guide.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

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