UAB's virtual fair for Master's Degrees, Graduate Courses and PhDs

Informative sessions with directors and coordinators. From the 27th to the 1st of May: Registration is open!

You can also send the form on this page to request personalized attention.

  • UAB Master's Degree (Continuing Education)
  • Code: 2215/18
  • 18th edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 17/09/2024
  • Finish date: 13/06/2025
  • Places: 35
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 4200 €
  • Teaching language: Catalan (50%), Spanish (50%)
  • Location: E.U. d'Infermeria de l'Hospital de Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona)
A critically ill patient is someone who is, or is potentially, at risk of the functional failure of one or more organs and requires replacement of this by artificial techniques that are often highly specialized and complex.

Constant innovation of technological advancement makes it necessary to upgrade technology related to specific treatment and the care deriving from and linked to the corresponding disease and treatment, continuously ensuring the safety of patients undergoing care prevention from possible risk, throughout the required treatment, and during all the related and changing needs of such patients and their families.

It is important to provide the public with individualized nursing care providing a quality response that is both efficient and effective for the patient and for the family, thus maintaining a balance between technological care that ensures physical safety, and a personalized service that responds to changing needs that can guarantee physiological, psychological, spiritual and cultural security, needs that are linked to patients' experiences, values, beliefs and culture, in short, to people as unique and individual in the comprehensive attention given to their welfare.

To provide a response to critical patients, efforts must be coordinated in an integrated manner, involving the patient, family and professionals so as to meet explicit or implicit needs (of the patients themselves and of their families) in relation to the expressed needs of our society that increasingly demand a fuller role and greater participation in care and in making choices about their lives.

The safety and comprehensive care of the critically ill is the fundamental domain of action for the intensive-care nurse: the ability to create and maintain a secure physical environment; the ability to create and maintain physiological safety; ability and skill in acquiring a management of technology and of safety-centred care throughout the critically acute process; both medical and surgical; skill in providing personal attention to the patient and family; ability to maintain the rights and values of the critical patient.

Developing competence in critical patient care requires nurses to acquire specific and necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes, leading them to the development of a safe and quality praxis both for patients and for their families.

The need for the specific and specialized training of qualified nurses to care for critically ill patients is widely recognized by people who take-on responsibilities relating to care-provision, teaching and management.

Career opportunities

- Specialists in units for critically ill patients in health-care centres.
- Coordination of nursing teams in units for critically ill patients
- Specific training for professionals to be in contact with critically ill patients.

Scholarships and financial aid

Chek all the information on the possibilities for grants and scholarships in the page for UAB financial aids, grants and calls.

Coordinating centres

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería del Hospital de la Santa Cruz y de San Pablo


Maria Teresa Ricart Basagaña

Phone: 935537833

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