Nursing in Prehospital Care III, practice 7.5 Credits

Omvårdnad inom ambulanssjukvård III, verksamhetsförlagd utbildning
Second cycle, O7012H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 15 May 2007

Last revised
by 10 Feb 2017

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

Entry requirements

M7002H Medical Science in Prehospital Care 7,5 credits O7031H Nursing, Thesis 15 credits O7010H Nursing in Prehospital Care I, Practice 7,5 credits, the part clinical education and training must be passed O7011H Nursing in Prehospital Care II, Practice 7,5 credits, the part clinical education and training must be passed and completed courses: 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
The student should, on completion of the course, be able to:
  • independently observe, assess and analyse the needs of seriously ill/ injured patients in terms of nursing interventions and medically indicated measures, argue for these and apply them
  • evaluate and consider nursing actions based on the patient's needs
  • motivate and apply evidence-based nursing based on a clinical issue
  • explain and motivate management functions and working methods in disasters and accidents
  • interact with different authorities prehospitally at the emergency scene
  • document the prehospital process and report to receiving authorities
  • integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and handle complex issues and situations
  • demonstrate a professional attitude vis-à-vis patients and their relatives
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and handle complex issues and situations
  • independently assess the ill or injured person's somatic and mental status and immediate needs and demonstrate the ability to implement the measures that are required for patients during widely varying conditions
  • take part in and independently perform examinations and treatments including palliative care
  • apply his/her specialist knowledge in serious accidents and catastrophes
  • demonstrate self-knowledge and empathetic capability
  • demonstrate a professional attitude vis-à-vis patients and their relatives
  • apply current laws and regulations
  • document care and nursing
  • document scientifically
  • identify the need for additional knowledge for continuous skill development

  • Nursing interventions and medically indicated measures for the ill/seriously injured in treatment with a focus on hypothermia/drowning, chemically contaminated, intoxicated and in impending prehospital childbirth
  • Healthcare management in case of disasters/larger accidents
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Extrication
  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Current laws and regulations
  • Documentation of care and nursing
  • Scientific documentation and critical review

Teaching and learning take place through individual studies, lectures, study assignments, 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.  

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.
*National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Advanced medical life support: An assessment-based approach. (senaste upplagan). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/JEMS.
Nilsson, H., & Kristiansson, T. (2015). Katastrofmedicinsk beredskap: att leda sjukvård på ett särskilt sätt. Lund, Studentlitteratur. 2015
*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.
*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
A list of articles is in the study guide.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

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0006Individual written examination and seminar1.0U G VG
0007Individual written examination and practical exam0.5U G#