Shock and Organ Failure

Course Code :1016GENGE2
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:0
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Philippe Jorens

3. Course contents *

- Physiopathogenesis of shock and ischemia-reperfusion in a clinical perspective
- Principles of diagnosis, lab  values, monitoring, support of failing organs
- Cardiogenic, hypovolemic and dstributive shock
- Cardiac arrest and resuscitation
- Kidney, brain, liver and lung failure in patients with shock
- Sudden death
- End of life situations
- Integrated patient care
- Brain death- donor procedure
- End of life- communication with family members- mourning
- Ethics - paper work in case of end of life situations
- Social support in case of medical catastrophies