General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: First term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Laura Curell Ferrer
Gemma Ferrando Torres 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish

The classes are in Catalan or Spanish, while the teaching material (articles, presentations, etc.) can be in Catalan, Spanish or English.


Basic skills
  • CB4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to an audience, both specialized and non-specialized

  • CB2_That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that need to be demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area 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
  • CE1_Know and identify the structure and function of the human body. Understand the molecular and physiological basis of cells and tissues

  • CE3_Know the different groups of drugs, the principles of their authorization, use and indication and the mechanisms of action of the same

  • CE4_Use of medicines, evaluating the expected benefits and the associated risks and / or effects derived from their administration and consumption

  • CE7_Know the pathophysiological processes and their manifestations and the risk factors that determine the states of health and disease in the different stages of the life cycle

  • CE9_Recognize life-threatening situations and know how to perform basic and advanced life support maneuvers

  • CE26_Professional internships, in the form of an independent clinical newspaper with a final evaluation of competencies, in health centers, hospitals and other healthcare centers that allow the incorporation of professional values, healthcare communication skills, clinical reasoning, clinical management and critical judgment, integrated in professional practice the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing, based on principles and values, associated with the competencies described in the general objectives and in the subjects that make up the degree

  • CE20_Understand the changes associated with the aging process and its impact on health. Identify the structural, functional, psychological and lifestyle changes associated with the aging process

General competencies
  • 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

  • CG15_Working with the team of professionals as a basic unit in which the professionals and other staff of the healthcare organizations are structured in a unified and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way

  • CG19_Enjoy autonomy and critical ability to use ICT



Emergency and outpatient nursing is an optional subject of the third year of the nursing degree of the ESCST which aims to provide future nurses with the basic knowledge so that they can make an appropriate assessment, stabilization and then transfer to a hospital and at the same time provide comprehensive quality care appropriate to the needs and severity of the pathology of the patient in an emergency and emergency situation in the hospital and outpatient setting.



Block 1. Introduction

          1.1 Concept of emergencies and emergencies

          1.2. Medical emergency system

          1.3. Resource management in Catalonia

         1.4. Operation of SEM units

         1.5.Ethical and legal aspects of outpatient care.

Block 2. Acute Coronary Syndrome

                2.1. Patient characteristics with AMI code

                2.2. ECG interpretation in emergencies

                2.3. IAM code


Block 3. Neurological Pathology

                3.1. Stroke: definition, classification, evaluation

                3.2. Convulsive crisis

                3.3. ICTUS codes


Block 4. Traumatic patient

4.1. Cranioencephalic trauma

4.2. Patient with chest trauma

4.3. Patient with abdominal trauma

        4.4. Patient with traumatic acute spinal cord injury

        4.5. Patient with limb trauma

   4.6. Crush injuries

4.7. Mobilizations and immobilizations

                      - Mobilization of the wounded

        - Immobilization material

             - Helmet extraction

4.8. PTT / SVAT codes


Dump 5. Triage

5.1. AMV Concepts and Catastrophes

5.2. Triage in catastrophes

5.3.Application AMV Procedure


Block 6. Pharmacology of emergencies



6.2. Solutions / concentrations

Evaluation system

The system for evaluating the skills and learning outcomes of this subject includes different evaluation activities for Subject 8 - Optionality:

Evaluation system

Minimum weighting

Maximum weighting

SE1. Exam




SE2. Individual works




SE3. Teamwork




SE4. Classroom participation




SE5. Seminars




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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European Resuscitation Council. Advanced Life Support. 1ªed. Madrid: ERC, 2010.

De Vierna-Grosso A, Medina-Aragon FJ, Alvarez Leiva C. Rapid drug guide in outpatient emergencies. Madrid: Aran; 2011

Carrasco Jimenez MS; Paz De Cruz JA. Medical emergency treaty. Madrid: Aran; 2000

Jiménez L. Emergency medicine. 4ªed. Madrid: Elsevier, 2009 

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