Course in Urgent Nursing Care for patients with acute respiratory syndrome

Nursing care will help you breathe
Course in Urgent Nursing Care for patients with acute respiratory syndrome
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Course in Urgent Nursing Care for patients with acute respiratory syndrome

Nursing care will help you breathe

Diseases of the respiratory system caused 47 thousand deaths in our country in 2019, and were 12.4% of male deaths and 10.4% of female deaths, according to the National Institute of Statistics. In addition to being one of the main causes of death, it is also one for hospital

admissions, both for patients with acute pathologies and chronic patients who require immediate attention due to the exacerbation of their respiratory disease. We therefore believe that it is necessary to train the nursing sector on these pathologies and how to deal with them.

Differential aspects and competences

The aim of this course is to provide the nursing professional with the ability to:

  • 1. Differentiate chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
  • 2. Identify and refer asthma pathology.
  • 3. Identify acute pulmonary embolism.
  • 4. Act in a situation of hemoptysis.
  • 5. Identify and refer to the different upper and lower respiratory infections.

Teaching methodology

The course is taught online through the virtual classroom of Nebrija Global Campus. The lectures scheduled in a calendar previously communicated to the students are broadcast live with the professor's initial teaching presentation and later an interaction with the students to answer questions and pose clinical cases.

  • Sessions and syllabus with audiovisual support.
  • Teaching material and bibliography provided by teachers.
  • Interactive forum.
  • Exercises for students with follow-up.
  • Interactive personalized tutoring via email.

Evaluation: The student must follow the theoretical content and exercises posed by the teacher, live or in the sessions that will be recorded. The evaluation of knowledge will be done with a multiple-choice exam with 50 questions and 5 possible answers, with only one valid answer. The student will need 60% of correct answers to guarantee the assimilation of concepts and the fulfillment of the objectives. Post-course assessment survey on satisfaction of expectations.


The professional nursing student will be able to identify and act quickly and effectively on the different respiratory problems that occur in the emergency room.

Specific competences

At the end of the course, the professional nursing student will acquire the minimum competences to:

  • Discern between the different chronic obstructive diseases, as well as the knowledge to act in these situations.
  • Know how to identify and refer patients with asthma pathology to the specialized unit.
  • Identify acute pulmonary embolism and its complications and refer for treatment.
  • Apply the assimilated knowledge about the emergence of a hemoptysis situation and its derivation.
  • Discern between the different upper and lower respiratory infections, as well as their different actions and referral for treatment.

Course Program

Respiratory emergencies

  • 1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - COPD
  • 2. Asthma
  • 3. PE. Pulmonary embolism
  • 4. Hemoptysis
  • 5. Acute respiratory infections


MP Montse Piorno Hernández Program Management.