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Course unit
MEN1033927, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1854, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FIRST AID
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in DENTAL HYGIENE

Teacher in charge GASTONE ZANETTE MED/41

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/14 Pharmacology 1.0
Basic courses MED/41 Anaesthesiology 3.0
Basic courses MED/45 General, Clinical and Pediatric Nursing 2.0
Core courses M-PSI/01 General Psychology 2.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 8.0 80 120.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 PRIMO SOCCORSO 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 ZANETTE GASTONE (Presidente)
6 PRIMO SOCCORSO 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 ZANETTE GASTONE (Presidente)
PIOVESANA CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowlwdge regarding physiology, anatomy, pharmacology and psicology.
Target skills and knowledge: To provide the student with information and techniques useful to:
- learn the patient clinical evaluation and the perioperative risk determination, also by the development of an interdisciplinary approach to the patient;
- learn how to provide adequate information to the patient, based on the actual scientific knowledge, to get the informed consent by the patient;
- have knowledge of the techniques for the pain and anxiety control during the dental treatment;
- have knowledge of the more frequent medical emergencies in the dental office and be competent to perform the actual practice of BLS-D;
- know the one's own limits in the patient assistance and to have the capacity to refer the patient to the proper medical advice;
- evaluate the scientific litterature and to apply the research results to the clinical setting.
Examination methods: Front lessons with the aid of multimedial techniques (slides, movies, practical demonstrations on mannequins, etc.) and practical demonstrations.
Written examination on multiple choice questions.
Oral examination upon student's request.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of the knowledge of topics covered in class and of the student's skill to apply them to clinical practice.
Course unit contents: The "Primo Soccorso" teaching's main aim is to provide the students the knowledge useful to perform an effective perioperative patient evaluation, to plan an effective perioperative treatment of anxiety and pain, to prevent the medical emergencies most frequent in the dental office, to treat emergencies by BLS-D.
Full program:
1)Introduction and definition of specific terms: anaesthesia, analgesia, general anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, local anaesthesia, dental anaesthesia.
2)The perioperative evaluation of patient and their risk.
3)Information to the patient and the informed consent.
4)Anxiety in dentistry: evaluation of the patient's anxiety, iatrosedation, hypnosis, pharmacological anxiolysis, the nitrous oxide.
5)The venipuncture.
6)Monitoring in dentistry.
7)The medical emergencies in dentistry: introduction, definitions, epidemiology, clinical pictures of the more frequent medical emergencies.
8)The BLS-D.
9)The regional anaesthesia and local anaesthetics.
10)The pracital performance of topic anaesthesia with Oraqix and supraperiosteal anaesthesia in dental hygiene.
11)The perioperative pain in dentistry.
12)Electronic Dental Analgesia (EDA)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lesson with the use of slides, movies, Internet;
skill practice on mannequine and other simulation scenarios;
workshop on therapeutical techniques (e.g. N2O/O2 inhalation by students to experience the relative analgesia technique.)
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is essential to pay attention to the lessons, because most of the information needed for the examination will be given during the lessons.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Manani, E. Facco, G. Zanette,, Anestesia in Odontoiatria ed Emergenze. Napoli: Idelson-Gnocchi, 2011. III° edizione
  • S.Malamed, Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. USA: Mosby, 2000. 5° Ed Cerca nel catalogo
  • S. Malamed, Sedation: a guide to patient management. USA: Mosby, 2003. 4° Ed. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Story telling
  • Use of online videos

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