Intensive care medicine-Pain Therapeutics

Course Information
TitleΕΝΤΑΤΙΚΗ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ - ΑΝΑΝΗΨΗ - ΘΕΡΑΠΕΥΤΙΚΗ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΝΟΥ / Intensive care medicine-Pain Therapeutics
FacultyHealth Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgia Tsaousi
Course ID200000269

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Pain Management, Intensive Care Medicine, Recovery-Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine are included in the scientific fields of Anesthesiology and they are the daily clinical routine of the anesthesiologists. The object of this non-mandatory course is for the students to understand the pain mechanisms and the pathophysiology of the critically ill patient. Upon successful completion of this course students will be sensitized about acute and chronic pain management and they will be familiar with guidelines and methods regarding pain management. Moreover, students will perceive knowledge and skills in order to be able to assess and treat the critically ill patient both in the ED and in the ICU
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Organization and Function of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Emergency Department (ED) Medical management of mass casualties Management of the trauma patient Pain mechanisms Acute respiratory failure-ARDS Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome-SIRS Sepsis Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome-MODS-MOFS Coma Acute Pain Principles of mechanical ventilation Cardiovascular disorders in the ICU Acid Base Balance Interpretation of the blood gas analysis (ABGs) Cancer Pain Acute Abdomen in the ICU patient Acute postoperative pain Burns Acute poisoning Nutrition Kidney function and renal support in ICU patients Ultrasound in ICU Invasive techniques in ICU Sedation and analgesia in ICU Acupuncture Transdermal Electrical Nerve Stimulation-TENS Physiotherapy and rehabilitation medicine in pain management Spinal Cord Stimulation-SCS Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Other / Others
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
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