Nursing Labs III

  • code 09088
  • course 3
  • term Anual
  • type PR
  • credits 4

Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

 Anual  MO 08:00 10:00 
 Anual  TU 08:00 10:00 
 Anual  WE 08:00 10:00 
 Anual  TH 08:00 10:00 
 Anual  FR 08:00 10:00 

Teaching staff

Head instructor

MsU Cristina ALFONSO -

Office hours

The attention to student will be by appointment by email.
Faculty of nursing simulation lab's 3rd year.

Nursing Simulation Laboratory Coordinator:

Encarna Rodriguez, PhD

Subject holder:

Cristina Alfonso Arias, PhDc, MsN

Subject specialists:

Encarna Rodríguez, PhD: Oxygen therapy. Interdisciplinary Simulation
Jordi Castillo, PhD: Interdisciplinary Simulation
Daniel Arbones, MsN: Cardiology, Interdisciplinary Simulation
Álex Carretero, MsN: Oxygen therapy, Cardiology, Interdisciplinary Simulation
Anna Oller, MsN: Operating Room
Silvia Pilar, MsN: Intensive Cures Unit
Neus Calpe, PhDc, MsN: Intensive Cures Unit
Cristina Alfonso PhDc, MsN: Intensive Cures Unit




The nursing simulation lab, is an educational space that recreates real situations of nursing care. It is a tool that enhances learning the different techniques that all nursing students must acquire before contact with the patient and specifically with the activity of the nurse in the hospital field. The simulation lab is a space that demonstrates the health care procedures where students can develop their abilities to "know how to be", "know what to do" and "know how to act" in a health care context (especially hospitals) .
From the first course, students learn clinical nursing skills in the lab, in an environment free from the many existing stressors in the hospital world. Subsequently, the student must put these skills into practice directly with people. This practice should serve to apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from a holistic perspective of care for people.

During the third course students should acquire advanced skills and start implementing a specialized attention to the patient's care (acute situation, critical condition, surgery ...)

Pre-course requirements

To enhance learning in the nursing simulation lab, students should meet the following requirements:

  • Attendance to all lab simulation classes
  • Willingness to learn
  • Prior reading of class notes of the simulation labs
  • Motivation to perform the procedures
  • Autonomous training to acquire the minimum skills necessary in order to go to clinical practice
  • Use of the white coat in the simulation lab
  • Suitable clothing should be worn in the simulation labs (comfortable clothing, cleanliness, no heels, no nail polish and short, hair up and not wear jewelry)



  1. Act taking into account the inherent ethical issues in the care of the patient when performing intermediate procedures
  2. Demonstrate dexterity in performing advanced procedures
  3. Complete advanced care procedures independently and applying the basic criteria learned
  4. Learn to relate the information on the patient to the appropriate advanced procedures
  5. Demonstrate reflective thoughts before starting, completing, and finishing advanced procedures.
  6. Use sustainable resources in the advanced procedures to be performed (quantity, rejection, selective and recycling, if applicable)


  • 7. B - Understand people without prejudice, considering their physical, psychological and social aspects, as autonomous and independent individuals, ensuring respect for their opinions, beliefs and values, ensuring their right to privacy through confidentiality and professional secrecy.
  • 11. E - Establish effective communication with patients, families, social groups and partners and promote health education.
  • 13. G - Know the principles of health-care funding and use resources appropriately.
  • 19. B - Ability to make decisions based on critical thinking and reflective practice.
  • 1. G - Ability to provide technical and professional health care appropriate to the health needs of the people they treat, with full technical and scientific autonomy, according to current and available scientific knowledge and to the quality standards and safety requirements set forth in the applicable legal standards and code of ethics.
  • 22. G - Use and management of information and research
  • 23. B - Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  • 24. G - Ability to work autonomously.
  • 25. E - Knowledge of the field of study
  • 26. G - Ability to generate knowledge from practice.
  • 3. E - Know and apply the theoretical and methodological foundations and principals of nursing.
  • 6. E - Base nursing care on scientific evidence and available resources.

Learning outcomes


  • Act taking into account the inherent ethical issues in the care of the person in the advanced care procedures
  • Demonstrate dexterity in performing advanced procedures
  • Question the advanced care procedures before starting and finishing
  • Argue the relationships between advanced care procedures and the protocol followed based on the clinical case which is presented by scientific research and knowledge that the student has acquired
  • Specify intermediate care procedures relying on scientific-technical language.
  • Apply the basic performance criteria for advanced care procedures independently and adapting them to different contexts
  • Use sustainable resources in the advanced procedures to be performed (quantity, rejection, selective and recycling, if applicable)


1. Advanced procedures

1.1 Theoretical practices ECG

1.2 Application of knowledge in the laboratory (ECG)

1.3 Theoretical Oxygen therapy practices

1.4 Application of knowledge in the laboratory (Oxygen therapy) (joint practice and medicine)

2. Operating room (OR)

2.1 Theoretical and practical operating room

2.2 Application of knowledge in the laboratory (Operating Room)

3. ICU

3.1 Theory and practice of ICU

3.2 Application of knowledge in the laboratory (ICU)

3.3 Advanced theory and practice CPR

3.4 Application of knowledge in the laboratory (Advanced CPR )

4.   Applied pharmacology

4.1. Theoretical and practical

4.2. Application of knowledge in the laboratory (medication)

5. Interdisplinary activity

5.1. Care of critically ill patients in interdisciplinary work (this 5 hour activity is done with medical students)

Teaching and learning activities

The methodology followed in the nursing simulation laboratories is a teaching-learning methodology based on reflective thinking practice and participation. To do so, there are no more than 10 or 11 students in lab simulation groups. The sequence of the teaching activity has been organized according to the following structure:

  1. Presentation of Unit
  2. Exploration of previous knowledge
  3. Presentation and discussion of the case
  4. Theoretical contribution - practice
  5. Practical training
  6. Independent practice
  7. Practice reflection

Classes are conducted according to the following activities:

  • Discussion
  • Oral presentation
  • Case analysis
  • Video or DVD work
  • Modeling metacognitive
  • Role-Playing
  • Problem solving
  • Clinical Records

The classes are always 1 hour and 50 min. long.

Cooperative learning
Case method
Laboratory practicum

Evaluation systems and criteria

Items for a final mark:

  • Practical test at the end of the syllabus (70%): students will individually solve a series of problems in different real hospital situations.
  • Students must pass the exam in order to take an average with the rest of the areas/items
  • In consideration ACOES two concepts are evaluated: The procedures within the ACOES that for the second average should get a concept as minimun 5, and the second concept of critical items which must obtain minimun 5 to average with the first concept. The final exam will be the average of the two concepts. It will be mandatory attendance clinical simulation for you will do the ECOES exam
  • Professor observation during classroom work (5%):  2% observations of teacher performance in the classroom and laboratory and 3% compliance of the laboratory (use of gown, punctuality ...)
  • Nursing records or contextualization exercises of procedures taught in class (15%): clinical simulation. Will be necessary to have accepted a confidentiality order to access of cinical simulation. Es obligatorio hacer la evaluación continuada y en caso de ausencia el alumno deberá obtener un 7 en la ECOE. 

Assistance punishable from the 3rd class descomptabilitzarà not care where a 0.5 point less than the final score. Or siguiL'assistència the LBS is compulsory and the student must have attended at least 88% of classes (in total the student has 40 hours of class and must complete a minimum of 36 h) not subtract score. The criteria applies only in the first examination taken by the student.
It will assess the dynamics ordered independent laboratories.

  • Asistencia obligatoria a la práctica Interdisciplinar (se restará 1p de la asignatura si no se asiste a la actividad)


- Wont't possible to recover the lost class but is a to justified.

- If there is a justifiable reason (death of a relative up to the 3rd degree of consanguinity, hospitalization of a relative up to 3rd grade consenguinitat disease when students always carry proof of medical or hospitalization students) students must contact the teacher to inform him. Only in these cases the teachers of the subject will discuss the possibility of recovering the class, but not punishable lack of absence.

  • The second meeting will be in June-July with the dynamics of the first call.
  • A second call will remain stored notes the continued avalaució.  If you have failed the intermediate test, you must pass the final test with a mark of 5. Finally, if the intermediate test hasn't been performed, you can recover only by the final test and must obtain on it a grade of 7 to pass the course.
  • In the third and fourth call not keep note of the ongoing evaluation, but is not mandatory but recommended attendance. If it is required the completion of the pre-exam lab assisting the Clinical Simulation.
  • In these convocations the student will be excluded from the rules of attendance as long as in the 1st convocation the student has a proven an attendance of an 88%, otherwise the rules will be applied (the student needs to have at least an attendance of an 88% in one convocation).

Before you register again to the subject should be looked compatibility with other subjects. 

Bibliography and resources

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  • M.T.Luis. Diagnosticos enfermeros, un instrumento para la practica asistencial. Ed. Harcourt Brace 2004.
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  • Nanda. Diagnosticos enfermeros. Definiciones y clasificaciones. Ed. Mosby/Doyma, Madrid, 1995
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  • Zabalegui Adelaida, et al. Administración de medicamentos y cálculo de dosis. Edit. Masson. L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) 2005.

Evaluation period

E: exam date | R: revision date | 1: first session | 2: second session:

  • E1 12/06/2020 08:00h
  • R1 23/06/2020 08:00h
  • E2 13/07/2020 09:00h
  • R2 17/07/2020 12:00h
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