S. Revolon - Curare nei luoghi di vita
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Sabrina Revolon is a clinical nurse specialist in geriatrics and gerontology and Head of DAS Family and Community Nursing, a course which is aimed at nurses who direct their professional attention to the population living in their places of residence.
Who does the DAS Family and Community Nursing programme address and what skills does it enable?
The DAS Family and Community Nursing programme is aimed at nurses who direct their professional attention to the population living in their own places of residence. Primarily to those who are active in the home environment, but also to those who, being active in support institutions such as day care centres, temporary stays, acute care wards with less intensive care or outpatient clinics, contribute to the maintenance of people at home.
How is the DAS composed and what themes are developed within the various modules?
The DAS consists of the CAS Case Management, the CAS Integrated Care and a role-specific module. The CAS Case Management, in particular, sees the participation of different professional figures, an element that allows inter-professional exchange from the outset on topics such as networking and accompanying people considering their personal, family and social resources. The CAS Integrated Care, on the other hand, is reserved for nurses only and is characterised by three in-depth modules on fundamental themes of regional activity such as continuity of care, work with the person, the family and the community as well as clinical in-depth studies in the field of chronicity.
Why should a nurse enrol in this course?
The epidemiological evolution and the political choices of our canton show how the territorial sphere is a key element in responding to the challenges of the future linked to an ageing population and an increasing presence of chronic-degenerative diseases, which leads to an increase in the complexity of care.
Whoever works in a specific context such as the region needs to develop skills adapted to the complex context in which they operates. For example:
- Adaptability to the situations in which it is called upon to act, being a guest in someone else's home with the consequent need to adapt to rules and requirements that change from house to house, while trying to maintain professional principles and responsibilities
- Networking, which means close cooperation with other health professionals to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and safety of care, but also working with the resources available in the area such as associations and volunteers with a view to quality of life for people
How is what is learnt in the classroom transferred to the respective professional environments?
Throughout the training course, realities or experiences in our canton, in other Swiss cantons or abroad are integrated; for the transfer of knowledge into daily practice, the diploma work is fundamental, which, built up and accompanied during the training year, will make it possible to demonstrate the skills acquired by bringing a real project for improving care in the workplace.