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Eva Cela

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:18.09.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:MDAK_237LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; Health CareTarget Audience:Nursing Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Eva Cela
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Nursing and Midwifery
The Head of Structural Unit:Kristaps Circenis
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, mdakatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061568
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (number)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours16
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
General care, infection control in care, public health and epidemiology.
To gain an understanding of causal relationships that lead to an undesirable outcome of therapy for both the patient and the personnel, about applicable methods in identification of risk and contributory factors and improvement of patient and personnel safety, by taking into account the system, the human factor or ergonomics principles. To introduce to new initiatives, recommendations and examples of good practice in Europe.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Basic safety conditions of patients and the personnel, the role of the human factor or ergonomics and organisational system regarding the outcome of treatment process – safety and health of patients and the personnel.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Latest conceptions regarding safety management methods and their application in practice. Requirements of patient safety and labour protection system, normative documents regulating patient and work environment safety.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Seminar: Risks to patient safety and working environment, adverse events and methods of their analysis, remedial measures regarding risks and their effects, mandatory health checks of healthcare workers.Classes2.00auditorium
4Occupational risk factors in healthcare, their classification, assessment. The concept and tasks of occupational medicine.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Work-related psycho-emotional factors and related disorders (burnout syndrome, occupational stress, compassion fatigue), preventive measures.Lectures1.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Study and analysis of literature, discussions in working groups, assessment of documents, videos and situations and formulation of opinions, independent preparation of presentations and presentation.
Assessment Criteria:
Case analysis (50%), presentation with a discussion and answers to questions (50%). By using criteria stated in RSU Study Regulations.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Students will be able to explain the causal relationships that lead to an undesirable outcome regarding the safety of patients and the personnel. Will be able to define the importance of occupational risk factors regarding healthcare workers. Students will be able to explain various criteria regarding biosecurity of healthcare patients (culture of patient safety, safety standardisation, safety development in research, communication of safety and ethical and social aspects of safety).
Skills:Independently assess and explain the importance of environmental health as an environmental science and medical prevention in preserving the health of patients and staff. Ability to implement and assess risks to patient safety and working environment, adverse events, as well as use methods of analysis in order to reduce the risks and factors affecting them.
Competencies:To analyse and develop recommendations, measures for prevention and reduction of environmental hazards. Assess and justify patient safety criteria, by learning from potential or existing errors.
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1Aldwin M. C. Stress, Coping and Development. An Integrative Perspective. New York: The Guilford Press, 2000.
2Kristaps Circenis, Inga Millere, Liana Deklava. Stress-related Psychological Disorders Among Surgical Care Nurses in Latvia. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health; Vol. 3 No. 3 (March 2011)
3K. Circenis, L. Deklava, I. Millere. Izdegšanas sindroms, trauksme un depresija garīgās veselības aprūpes māsām. (RSU 2010. gada medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas 1. sējums, Rīga: RSU 2011), ISSN 1407-9453
4Kristaps Circenis, Inga Millere. Compassion fatigue, burnout and contributory factors among nurses in Latvia. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Science Journal; Vol. 30 (2011), ISSN: 1877-0428
5Circenis K., Millere I. Stress related work environment factors: nurses survey results. International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health. Vol. 4 No. 6 (2012) pp. 1150-1157
6Circenis Kristaps, Millere Inga, Deklava Liana (2013). Measuring the Professional Quality of Life among Latvian Nurses. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 84, 9 July 2013, Pp. 1625-1629; ISSN: 1877-0428.