ECTS - Nursing in Disasters and First Aid

Nursing in Disasters and First Aid (NURS309) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nursing in Disasters and First Aid NURS309 2 2 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course gains knowledge of basic concepts, rules, principles of nursing care, materials and sources; skills and competences of reaching to scientific and current knowledge, of assessing the accuracy, validity and reliability of the knowledge, of applying first aid with holistic and systematic approach by using hypothetic, evidence-based and practical knowledge, of evaluating the effects of first aid, of proper behaving by respecting human rights and honor, and regulations, professional worth and ethical rules related to first aid and disaster nursing.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
Course Content Disaster and the classification of disasters, disasters in the world and Turkey,disaster nursing and duties of nurses in disasters, disaster management, assessment of site and patient/injury,disaster triage, removal of injuries from the accident environment and transportation,basic life support,medical emergencies and first aid, effects of disasters on health,chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear materials and nursing practices,community preparedness for disasters,hospital disaster plans

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic Concepts and Practices in First Aid
2 Evaluation of the Patient (Primary and Secondary Assessment) Triage
3 First aid in Respiratory Emergencies
4 Basic Life Support in Adult and Child/Baby
5 Basic Life Support in Adult and Child/Baby
6 Poisoning, Bites
7 Midterm Exam
8 First aid in Bleeding and Shock
9 First aid in Trauma
10 First aid in Trauma
11 Burn, exposure to heat and cold
12 AFAD- Earthquake Simulation Center Visit
13 Classification of Disasters and Disasters Disasters in Turkey and in the World, Disaster Management Medical Emergencies
14 Sick/Injured transportation Techniques
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Jevon, P. (2006). Emergency Care and First Aid for Nurse, Churchill Livingstone.
2. TK Indrani (2018). First Aid for Nurses, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
3. Sanju, S. (2017). First Aid Manual for Nurses, CBS Nursing

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 15 1
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 15 1
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process. X
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge. X
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses. X
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies. X
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management. X
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle. X
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process. X
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role. X
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility X
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner. X
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development. X
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 1 2 2
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 34