General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Carolina Chabrera Sanz

Trimester: First term

Credits: 5

Teaching staff: 

Carolina Chabrera Sanz
Carmen Rosell Moreno 
Eva Diago Balart 
Juan Francisco Domínguez Rebato 
Laura Curell Ferrer 
Mª Isabel Maestre Santamaría 
Mªjosé Reyes Ramos 
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

  • 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

  • CE24_Know the most relevant mental health problems in the different stages of the life cycle, providing comprehensive and effective care in the field of nursing

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

  • CG17_Perform nursing care based on comprehensive health care, which involves multiprofessional cooperation, integration of processes and continuity of care

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.

Learning outcomes

LO 5. Design and apply educational interventions for health promotion, disease prevention and the acquisition of skills in the care and treatment of illness.

LO 14. Select the appropriate primary prevention activities.

LO 15. Identify the personal, cultural and social factors that condition the health of adults.

LO 20. Identify prevalent nursing diagnoses and possible nursing interventions in community, home, hospital, and social health settings.

LO 32. Plan and provide health-oriented care, considering scientific evidence, clinical practice guidelines, and evaluating their impact.

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 1. Nursing and the start of health care

1.1. Organizational and human structural elements in the primary level of health / 1.2. Current model of Primary Care (PC) and Primary Care Team (PCT) / 1.3. Concepts and organization in primary health care / 1.4. Conceptual elements / 1.5. Health Center. Primary Care Center (CAP) / 1.6. Primary care team / 1.7. Operation of the AP / 1.8 query. Organization of the health center / 1.9. Home care. Resources / 1.10. Concept and characteristics / 1.11. Organization / 1.12. Modalities of home care

Block 2. Nursing care in patients with digestive problems

2.1. Nursing assessment in patients with digestive problems / 2.2. Diagnostic tests / 2.3. Therapeutic systems and specific care / 2.4. Nursing care of the patient with upper gastrointestinal disorders / 2.5. Nursing care of the patient with lower gastrointestinal disorders / 2.6. Nurse care for patients with disorders of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas.

Block 3. Nursing care in patients with kidney problems.

3.1. Urinary system nursing assessment / 3.2. Therapeutic systems and specific care / 3.3. Care of the patient with urinary system disorders: 3.3.1. Urinary tract infections / 3.3.2. Urological obstructions / 3.3.3. Renal system injuries / 3.3.4. Nephropathies / 3.3.5. Renal failure / 3.3.6. Prostate disorders / 3.4. Specific care and therapeutic nursing interventions / 3.5. Diagnostic tests of the renal system.

Block 4. Nursing care in patients with cardiovascular problems.

4.1. Cardiovascular system nursing assessment / 4.2. Therapeutic systems and specific care / 4.3. Care of the patient with hypertension / 4.4. Patient care with: 4.4.1. Cardiac arrhythmias / 4.4.2. Heart failure / 4.4.3. Occlusive cardiovascular disorders / 4.4.4. Inflammatory and infectious cardiovascular disorders. / 4.5. Nursing care specific to the circulatory system. Acute and chronic wounds.

Block 5. Nursing care in mental health

5.1. Definition of health and mental illness / 5.2. Nursing assessment of mental health status / 5.3. Mental illness. Diagnostic and evaluation instruments / 5.4. Nursing considerations of psychoactive drugs / 5.5. Nursing and mental health care



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

Block 7. Puncture and Catheterization

7.1. Nasogastric tube, enteral nutrition and PEG / 7.2. Bladder sampling and sample collection: glucosuria, ketonuria, urine sediment and urine culture / 7.3. Blood extraction and laboratory tubes / 7.4. Arterial puncture / 7.5. Hemocultius / 7.6. Peripheral venous catheter canalization / 7.7. Port-a-cath handling / 7.8. Care of central catheters / 7.9. Central Venous Pressure / 7.10. peripheral central catheter canalization (Drum)

Block 8. Special situations

8.1. Attention and care in conflict situations

Learning activities

Typology Activity



   AF1. Master class



   AF2. Face-to-face tutorials  



  AF5. Seminars



  AF9. Personal study



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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