General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carolina Chabrera Sanz
Ahazara Segado Muñoz 
Ana Maria Codina Bassa 
Carmen Rosell Moreno 
Cristina Tirado Soriano 
Esther Mateo Aguilar 
Eva Diago Balart 
Laura Curell Ferrer 
Mª Isabel Maestre Santamaría 
Rebeca Marín Martínez 
Rosa Maria Sedano Hidalgo 
Sandra Arco Rodriguez 


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 health needs. 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.


This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in the case of being necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured.

The TecnoCampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.

Learning outcomes

LO 2. Select and carry out nursing interventions from a comprehensive approach appropriate to each stage in each level of health care.

LO 6. Identify habits and attitudes that are at risk for physical and / or mental health.

LO 12. Develop a global and integrative view of health situations in adults.

LO 17. Select the relevant screening and monitoring activities.

LO 19. Apply the nursing care process from an integrative and holistic model of care.

LO 33. Understand the interactive behavior of the person according to gender, group or community, within their social and multicultural context.

LO 34. Establish effective communication with individuals, families and groups and promote health education.

LO 47. Apply the appropriate comprehensive nursing care protocols and procedures at each stage of the health-illness process.

LO 56. Know and use the contributions of women and gender studies in their discipline.

LO 57. Identify and problematize deviations, stereotypes and gender roles in their discipline and in the practice of their profession.

LO 58. Know how to make inclusive and non-sexist use of language.

LO 59. Be able to perform a medical history, physical, psychological examination, or nursing diagnosis, or own diagnostic activity of other health professions specifically for men and women.

LO 60. Communicate effectively with patients, demonstrating awareness of the difference in professional-patient power, including the use of language that minimizes power imbalances, validates the experiences of people who suffer, and eliminates gender stereotypes.

Working methodology

MD 1. Expository class sessions

MD 2. Seminars

MD 3. Group work

MD 4. Individual works

MD 9. Directed practice

MD 10. Simulation

MD 11. Self-employment


Block 11. Nursing care for patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system

11.1. The fractured patient / 11.2. Patient with total joint prosthesis / 11.3. The amputee patient and the prostheses / 11.4. Introduction to chronic pathologies: from health to disease: Osteoarthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis / 11.5. Assessment of the integumentary system: 11.5.1. Skin Nursing Care / 11.6. Nursing care in acute and chronic wounds

Block 12. The patient and the surgical process

12.1. Levels of emergency surgery / 12.2. Assessment and performance of nursing in the preparatory phases / 12.3. Assessment and performance of nurses in the intraoperative phases / 12.4. Assessment and performance of nursing in the postoperative phases / 

Block 13. Nursing care in emergency situations

 13.1.Primary assessment of the patient / 13.2. Secondary assessment of the patient / 13.3. Assessment of the patient in shock / 13.4. Patient in anaphylaxis / 13.5. Patient with major trauma / 13.6. Burns / 13.7. Patient in hypothermia / hyperthermia / 13.8. Patient in a state of freezing / 13.9. Drug poisoning and overdose / 13.10. Psychiatric emergencies

Block 14. Nursing care for people with communicable diseases

14.1 Nature and chain of infection: 14.1.1.Pathogenic organisms and infections or diseases they produce / 14.2.Infection process: 14.2.1. Stages of the course of infection / 14.2.2. Defenses against infection / 14.3. Factors influencing the prevention and control of infections / 14.4.Nursing assessment related to the risk of infection or the state of the disease / 14.5. Laboratory tests for early detection of infection / 14.6. Nursing diagnoses, planning and nursing interventions / 14.7. Health promotion. Vaccines / 14.8. Clinical asepsis / 14.9. Isolation and care precautions in a patient in isolation / 14.10. Sample collection techniques / 14.11. Nursing and infection control. Universal precautions / 14.12. Nursing care according to specific pathologies (respiratory infections, CNS, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, ...)

Block 15. Nursing care for patients with sensory disorders

15.1. Sensory alterations / 15.2. Factors affecting sensory function / 15.3. Critical thinking model for the assessment of sensory disorders / 15.4. Nursing assessment related to patients with suspicion and / or sensory disorders / 15.5.Nursing diagnoses, planning and nursing interventions / 15.6.Health promotion. Assistive devices (sight, sense, taste and smell and touch). Patient safety in safe environments. / 15.7. Methods of communication and general considerations in the adult person with sensory disorder.



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

Block 12. Cardiac monitoring

12.1. Performing the ECG / 12.2. Monitoring and control of heart rhythms                                                                                                                                           

Block 13. Treatment and care of wounds

13.1. Drains / 13.2. Care of the stomata / 13.3. Placement and removal of sutures / 13.4. Treatment and care of chronic wounds

Block 14. Bandage and traction

14.1. Placement and handling of tractions / 14.2. Recurrent bandage / 14.3. Functional bandage / 14.4. Compressive bandage / 14.5. Plaster splint bandage and complete plaster  

Block 15. Surgical area              

15.1. Sterile / aseptic / septic space / 15.2. Washing and surgical gown / 15.3. Surgical equipment and field 

Learning activities

Learning activities:

Typology Activity ECTS HOURS
AF1. Master class 1 25
AF2. Face-to-face tutorials 0,4 10
AF5. Seminars 0,8 20
AF9. Personal study 2,8 70

Evaluation system

The assessment of generic and specific competencies will be carried out continuously with the following activities.

   Evaluation system Weighting 
   SE1. Exam 25%
   SE2. Individual work (Clinical records) 15%
   SE5. Seminars 25%
   SE7. Practical test 25%
   SE8. Individual monitoring (simulation sessions) 10%

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean 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.

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

• It will be necessary to obtain a 4 in the exam and in the practical test to weight the final mark.

• The two tests that can be recovered in the case of failing the subject are: the exam and the practical test.

 Recovery period

The assessment activities with the possibility of recovery are: the (theoretical) exam and the practical test.  

  • The exam will be retaken in the period established according to the academic calendar (at the beginning of the following term).
  • The practical test of Nursing Care in Adults I and II will be recovered with the passing of the corresponding part of the practical test of Nursing Care in Adults III (ACOE evaluation system).
  • In the subject Nursing Care in the Adult Person III, in case of failing the practical test this will be likely to pass in the recovery period of the 3rd quarter.
 NOTE: 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.



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