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Nursing III. - DA1103363
Title: Nursing III.
Guaranteed by: Department of Nursing (13-342)
Faculty: Second Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 4
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/42, C+Ex [HS]
Extent per academic year: 14 [weeks]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: PhDr. RNDr. Daniel Jirkovský, Ph.D., MBA
Co-requisite : DA1103337, DA1104364
Pre-requisite : DA1101363, DA1102363
Is co-requisite for: DA1104364
Is pre-requisite for: DA1105454, DA1105102
The subject is framed as theoretical and practical. It systematically defines nursing as a modern discipline with its own philosophy, system of values, subject of research, and with its own methodology. It makes students familiar with historical development of nursing in Czech Republic and elsewhere in the world, and with the main tasks and functions of nursing in society. It allows students to understand the main task of professional nursing practice, which is to maintain and satisfy essential needs of patients /clients, families and communities. It provides introduction to the classification of human needs based on a different disciplines and authors and it focuses on reactions and manifestations of unsatisfied needs of healthy people, sick people, people with disabilities and the dying. From the practical point of view, there is a focus on teaching of nursing procedures and interventions in laboratory conditions and in clinical practice. Practical exercises allow students to acquire main manual skills and assurance of a safe and quality implementation of nursing procedures and patient related interventions.
Last update: Neugebauer Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., MBA (24.09.2023)
Aim of the course
  • Understanding the context of historical development in the field of nursing until present day
  • Understanding basics of holistic philosophy and holistic approach to human health care;
  • Understanding basic concepts that create the metaparadigm of nursing;
  • Mastering the thought algorithm and the phases of nursing process;
  • Learning standard naming of human responses to acute and potential health problems;
  • Understanding problems of human needs satisfaction as a basic task of nursing;
  • Understanding the concept of human needs in nursing;
  • Mastering the knowledge and skills necessary for safe practice during the process of satisfaction of individual patient´s needs;
  • Mastering the basics of communication with the patient in nursing care;
  • Acquiring manual skills for implementation of individual nursing procedures;
  • Being aware of the consequences of unprofessional interventions in providing individual care.
Last update: Neugebauer Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., MBA (24.09.2023)
Course completion requirements



  • Oral exam


  • Only two absences in seminars in practical training classrooms, and absences during nursing clinical practice (absence because of a sickness is acceptable);
  • No absence during nursing clinical practice (absence because of a sickness is acceptable);
  • Successful passing of the credit test.

  • The conditions for passing clinical nursing practice:
  • The condition for the fulfillment clinical practice is to meet all required exercises and interventions in the lab and medical certificate to carry out practical training in a health care facility and immunization against transmissible diseases according to valid law.


Contact teaching is replaced by online teaching.

Successful completion of the credit test according to predefined criteria.

The credit test will be entered using LS Moodle.

Last update: Neugebauer Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., MBA (24.09.2023)


  • JIRKOVSKÝ, D. et al. Nursing procedures and interventions: textbook for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs [DVD-ROM]. 1st English ed. Prague: Motol University Hospital, 2014. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. ISBN 978-80-87347-16-4.


  • Potter, P. (2022). Clinical nursing skills and techniques. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-323-70863-0

Last update: Neugebauer Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., MBA (25.09.2023)
Requirements to the exam

Thematic units:

1. Nursing as an independent discipline, relationship of nursing to other sciences, structure of the field, characteristic features of modern nursing, goals of nursing

2. Patient needs and the nursing process

3. Hypokinetic (Disuse/immobilization) syndrome and its prevention

4. Main principles of communication with patients

5. Hygienic requirements for the service of healthcare facilities

6. Decontamination, disinfection, sterilization

7. Hygienic protection of hands in health care

8. Admission, transfer and discharge of the patient

9. Patient's bed, bedmaking

10. Positions of patients, preventive positioning

11. Use of heat and cold in treatment

12. Patient personal hygiene.

13. Applying bandages - bandage material, bandage technique, wound dressings

14. Preoperative preparation of the patient

15. Postoperative patient care

16. Prevention of pressure ulcers and care of pressure ulcers

17. Monitoring, measuring and evaluating respiration and body temperature

18. Monitoring, measuring and evaluating heart rate and blood pressure

19. Monitoring, measuring and evaluating the state of consciousness

20. Catheterization of the bladder

21. Enema application

22. Administration of drugs per os and other non-injection methods of drug administration

23. Application of drugs to the respiratory tract - inhalation

24. Application of drugs under the skin and into the skin

25. Application of drugs into the muscle

26. Application of drugs into a vein

27. Introduction of IV cannula

28. Application of infusions, parenteral nutrition

29. Application of transfusion

30. Blood sampling for examination

31. Urine collection for examination

32. Stool collection for examination and collection of other biological material (with the exception of blood and urine)

33. Pain as a nursing problem

34. Application of oxygen in treatment

35. Nutrition of patients and introduction of gastric tube

Last update: Neugebauer Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., MBA (24.09.2023)



  • Nursing as a science discipline. Paradigm and metaparadigm of nursing – individual, health, environment and nursing activities. History of nursing;
  • Holistic approaches in nursing care;
  • Ethical standards in nursing;
  • Nursing care organizations. Quality and standardization of nursing care;
  • Introduction to communication in health care;
  • Human needs in nursing care I. – theoretical introduction;
  • Human needs in nursing care II. – in the scope of health perception – health maintaining processes, nutrition and metabolism, elimination, activities and exercises, rest and sleep, in scope of perception and recognition, self-approach and self-respect of the patient, in scope of social roles repletion (satisfaction) and interpersonal relationships, sexuality and reproductive abilities, in scope of stress management and stressful situations and in area of religion, faith and values;
  • Home care and hospice care;
  • Pain as a nursing issue;
  • Measuring techniques in nursing care;
  • Mobility and immobility in nursing care;
  • Iatropathogenesis and sororigenesis – harming the patient by inappropriate behavior of health care providers;
  • Health care provider´s duties;
  • Theoretical introduction to individual nursing procedures and interventions (e.g. vital signs monitoring, medication administration, methodology and technique of biological material collection etc.);


  • Hygiene and pressure ulcer prevention;
  • Bandages and dressing techniques;
  • Activities and exercises;
  • Vital signs measuring and monitoring;
  • Communication with the patient – practice and exercises;
  • Hygienic requirements for health care facilities, disinfection and sterilization, hand hygiene in health care;
  • Medication administration;
  • Application of injections – i.d., s.c., i.m.;
  • Collecting of biological material.

Last update: Neugebauer Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., MBA (24.09.2023)
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