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Summer holidays training in nursing - DA0104102
Title in English: Summer holidays training in nursing
Guaranteed by: Department of Nursing (13-342)
Faculty: Second Faculty of Medicine
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/0 C [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 2 [weeks]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: PhDr. RNDr. Daniel Jirkovský, Ph.D., MBA
Classification: Medicine > Practical Training
Pre-requisite : DA0103006
Interchangeability : DA0104103
Is pre-requisite for: DA0105454
Is interchangeable with: DA0104103
Last update: PhDr. Šárka Tomová, Ph.D., Ph.D. (29.08.2017)
The subject is framed as practical. Summer holidays training takes place in contracted medical facilities either internal of surgical where care is provided to adult hospitalized patients. Practice is focused on deepening and fixation of previously acquired knowledge and skills in nursing procedures and interventions in hospitalized patients.
Aim of the course
Last update: PhDr. Šárka Tomová, Ph.D., Ph.D. (29.08.2017)

  • Strengthening the knowledge and skills necessary for safe practice in meeting individual patient needs;
  • Mastering manual skills to perform individual nursing tasks;
  • Providing basic nursing care through the nursing process;
  • Mastering assessment of needs and levels of patient self-sufficiency;
  • Understanding the importance of a holistic approach to the patient in nursing care;
  • Mastering educational skills in meeting the needs of patients;
  • Understanding the importance of teamwork of medical team members in providing nursing care.

Course completion requirements
Last update: PhDr. Šárka Tomová, Ph.D., Ph.D. (13.09.2017)



  • No absence during summer holidays training (absence because of a sickness is acceptable) - 80 hours;
  • Submitting a certificate from the supervisor (head nurse) confirming completion of the practice in full.

The conditions for the implementation practice:

Passing exam in the Nursing II subject is the condition required for successful completing the summer nurse practice. It is the student´s duty to arrange these practice in the country of origin or in place, where the student can communicate with the patient in mother language. Moreover health eligibility to execution of practical tuition in a health care facility and immunization against communicable diseases under applicable law. Summer holiday experience that can be done only on the medical standard wards or surgical standard wards (eg: Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Department of Neurology, Pneumological department, Surgical department, Orthopedics department, Trauma department or Urology department).

Last update: PhDr. Šárka Tomová, Ph.D., Ph.D. (29.08.2017)


  • JIRKOVSKÝ, D. et al. Nursing procedures and interventions: textbook for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs [DVD-ROM]. 1st English ed. Prague: Motol University Hospital, 2014. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. ISBN 978-80-87347-16-4.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: PhDr. Šárka Tomová, Ph.D., Ph.D. (01.11.2017)


Last update: PhDr. Šárka Tomová, Ph.D., Ph.D. (29.08.2017)

The subject is outlined as practical. Summer experience runs at the internal or chirurgical departments where the healthcare is provided to adult patients. The nursing practice will take place in hospitals in home countries. The practice is focused on enhancing and consolidation of previously gained knowledge and skills in nursing procedures.

Content focus:

  • Hygienic care and prevention of pressure bedsores;
  • Dressings and dressing technique;
  • Activity and exercise;
  • Monitoring and measurement of physiological functions;
  • Communication with the patient;
  • Disinfection and sterilization, hand hygiene;
  • The administration of medication;
  • Injections i.d., s.c., i.m. and i.v.;
  • Biological material taking (collection);
  • i.v. inputs for intermittent and continuous infusion and care, rate of administration and control infusion, administration of total parentheral nutrition;
  • Applications transfusion, postoperative autotransfusions;
  • Oxygenation support;
  • The introduction of nasogastric probes, flushing nasogastric tube, removing nasogastric tube;
  • Enteral nutrition: tube insertion for feeding, medication administration probe;
  • Removal of fecal impaction, stoma care, colostomy irrigation;
  • Catheterisation men and women, urinary stoma, continuous urinary lavage, suprapubic catheter;
  • Wound care;
  • Preparing a patient for surgery;
  • Post-operative care.

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