General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carolina Chabrera Sanz
Eva Diago Balart 
Juan Francisco Domínguez Rebato 
Laura Curell Ferrer 
Petra Riera Gayà 
Rebeca Marín Martínez 
Sandra Arco Rodriguez 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Basic skills
  • CB5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.

  • CB1_That students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of an area of ​​study that is based on general education, and is usually found at a level that, while supported by advanced textbooks. Also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the forefront of their field of study

  • CB3_That students have the ability to gather or interpret relevant data (usually within their area of ​​study), to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues

Specific skills
  • CE13_Apply the nursing process to provide and guarantee the well-being, quality and safety of the people being cared for

  • CE14_Know and apply the principles that underpin comprehensive nursing care

  • CE15_Direct, evaluate and perform comprehensive nursing care, to the individual, the family and the community

  • CE17_Know the health disorders of the adult, identifying the manifestations that appear in their different phases. Identify care needs arising from health problems. Analyze the data collected in the assessment, prioritize the problems of the adult patient, establish and execute the care plan and perform its evaluation. Perform nursing care techniques and procedures, establishing a therapeutic relationship with patients and relatives. Select interventions aimed at treating or preventing problems arising from health deviations. Have a cooperative attitude with the different members of the team

General competencies
  • CG10_Protect the health and well-being of the people, family or groups cared for, ensuring their safety

  • CG3_Know and apply the foundations and theoretical and methodological principles of nursing

  • CG4_Understand the interactive behavior of the person according to gender, group or community, within their social and multicultural context

  • CG6_Basing nursing interventions on scientific evidence and available media

  • CG11_Establish effective communication with patients, family, social groups and peers and promote health education

  • CG1_To be able, in the field of nursing, to give adequate technical and professional attention to the health needs of the people they care for, in accordance with their state of development of the scientific knowledge of each moment and with the levels of quality and safety that are established in the applicable legal and deontological norms

  • CG2_Planning and providing nursing care aimed at individuals, families or groups, oriented to health outcomes, assessing its impact, through clinical practice and care guidelines, which describe the processes by which a patient is diagnosed, treated or treated health problem

  • CG7_Understand without prejudice to people, considering their physical, psychological and social aspects, as autonomous and independent individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs and values, guaranteeing the right to privacy, through confidentiality and professional secrecy

Transversal competences
  • CT 1 Develop the ability to assess inequalities based on sex and gender, to design solutions


The core of the nursing profession is the care of people throughout the life process, in which periods of health will alternate with those of illness. At both times, nursing plays a basic role in caring for people.

Nursing, as a science, needs professionals with complete training that allows it to adapt to different situations, with the knowledge and skills that facilitate problem solving and decision making.

In the subject Nursing Care in the Adult Person, the nursing student must apply and relate both the knowledge and skills developed in other subjects, in order to expand knowledge in order to respond to the needs in health of a changing society.

Problems that affect the person during their life trajectory, both in health and in the disease process, must be addressed by all health professionals and, in some areas, especially by nursing professionals.

In this subject the student will acquire skills that allow him to approach people from health to illness, understanding the purpose, operation and resources of the different levels of care.

Based on the prior knowledge of the most important pathological processes, nursing care is considered, from the detection of needs in the promotion, prevention and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of health problems that affect the person, the family and the community.


Block 6. Nursing care in patients with respiratory problems.

  • 6.1. Nursing assessment of the respiratory system.
  • 6.2. Therapeutic systems and specific care.
  • 6.3. Care of the patient with upper respiratory tract problems.
  • 6.3.1. Paranasal sinuses and sinuses.
  • 6.3.2. Infectious processes.
  • 6.4. Care of the patient with problems of the lower respiratory tract
  • 6.4.1. Restrictive disorders.
  • 6.4.2. Obstructive disorders.
  • 6.4.3. Pulmonary vascular disorders.
  • 6.4.4. Trauma.
  • 6.4.5. Respiratory failure.

Block 7. Nursing care in cancer patients. The pain.

  • 7.1. Nursing assessment of cancer patient.
  • 7.2. Therapeutic systems and specific care.
  • 7.3. Patient care with:
  • 7.3.1. Head and neck neoplasm.
  • 7.3.2. Lung neoplasm.
  • 7.3.4. Hepato-gastric neoplasia.
  • 7.3.5. Colon neoplasm.
  • 7.3.6. Breast cancer.
  • 7.3.7. Neoplasm of the renal system.
  • 7.3.8. Prostate cancer.
  • 7.3.9. Melanoma.
  • 7.3.10. Metastasis.
  • 7.4. Pain assessment
  • 7.4.1. Pain management, treatments and nursing considerations.

Block 8. Cures nursing in patients with immunological and hematological problems

  • 8.1. Nursing assessment of the immune-hematological system.
  • 8.2. Therapeutic systems and specific care
  • 8.3. Patient care with:
  • 8.3.1. Hemorrhagic disorders
  • 8.3.2. Leukemia
  • 8.3.3. Multiple Myeloma
  • 8.3.4. Lymphatic disorders

Block 9. Nursing care for the neurological patient

  • 9.1. Neurological assessment
  • 9.2. Signs and symptoms of the neurological patient
  • 9.3. Nursing care in:
  • 9.3.1. Diagnostic tests
  • 9.3.2. Infectious pathologies
  • 9.3.3. Spinal cord injury
  • 9.3.4. Neurodegenerative diseases: ALS
  • 9.3.5. Stroke. Stroke

Block 10. Nursing care for patients with endocrine problems

  • 10.1. The patient with hyperthyroidism
  • 10.2. The patient with hypothyroidism
  • 10.3. The patient with alterations of the adrenal glands: Cushing's syndrome
  • 10.4. The patient with diabetes insipidus
  • 10.5. The patient with Diabetes mellitus


The simulation content follows the sequence of procedures described in the corresponding dossiers:

Block 9. Special administrations

  • 9.1. Blood transfusion: cross-tests and blood group check
  • 9.2. Cytostatic Administration
  • 9.3. Administration of medication with subcutaneous perfusion devices
  • 9.4. Parenteral Nutrition Administration (NPT)

Block 10. Special tests

  • 10.1. Thoracocentesis
  • 10.2. Paracentesis
  • 10.3. Lumbar puncture

Block 11. Complex airway

  • 11.1. Thoracic drainage: water seal system (Pleureback)
  • 11.2. Intrapleural medication
  • 11.3. Tracheostomy Cures
  • 11.4. Aspiration of secretions
  • 11.5. Oxygen therapy
  • 11.6. Mechanical ventilation           

Evaluation system

The assessment system for the skills and learning outcomes of this subject includes different assessment activities for Subject 5 - Advanced Nursing Sciences:


Evaluation system

Minimum weighting

Maximum weighting

SE1. Exam




SE2. Individual works




SE3. Teamwork




SE4. Classroom participation




SE5. Seminars




SE7. Practical test




SE8. Individual follow-up





A system of quantitative (from 0 to 10) and qualitative (suspended, approved, notable, excellent, honorary registration) is used according to RD 1125/2003.

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities means a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason.

According to UPF regulations, students who have the option of retrieving the subject are those who have obtained a “suspended” grade, which are the only ones that can be modified in the recovery process.

The evaluation system and recovery period are detailed in the Learning Plan available in the virtual classroom at the beginning of the subject.




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