Critical Care Nursing

You will learn nursing science for critical care and advanced medical treatment to acquire specialized knowledge and nursing skills that prepare you for sophisticated medical technologies such as transplantation and surgery, and to develop a nursing assessment capability, an ability to make clinical decisions in nursing, and practical nursing skills. From the viewpoint of holistic medicine, we guide you in utilizing knowledge based on nursing theories as well as various principles and findings in disciplines for the sake of patients and  families facing life-threatening or stressful situations.

Research and Education

In highly-advanced medicine, specifically in transplantation and regenerative medicine invasive both physically and mentally, nursing practice is essential in each of the first-aid, perioperative, critical, recovery, and self-management stages. In this course of nursing science for critical care, with a special focus on the first-aid, perioperative, critical, and recovery stages, we instruct you to explore nursing care and establish nursing models not only for patients under life-threatening conditions but for living donors (in the case of organ transplantation) and for the families concerned. The curriculum is designed in view of advanced medicine-related social policies, care systems, and ethical challenges.

The Relationship Between Postoperative Psychiatric Disorders(PPDs) and Recovery Process of Adult Living-Related Liver Transplantation(LRLT) Recipients


1. Chiharu Akazawa, Teiko Nishizono, Masae Yamamoto, SayokoTeraguchi Yuko Hayashi;Investigation the actual daily lifestyle leading to continuous self-management after Living Donor Liver Transplantation recipients :More than 5 years with living and emotions of Living Donor Liver Transplantation recipients; Japan Journal of Nursing Science Vol.10(1)

2. Chiharu Akazawa, Takako Egawa, Akira Tamaki; Standardization of the squeezing technique for expectoration in terms of timing, pressure, and direction; Journal of Physical Therapy Science, Vol.24, 1247~1249.
3.Teiko NISHIZONO, Chiharu AKAZAWA,Yuko HAYASHI, Masako MIYATA,Masae YAMAMOTO;Developing the Ability of the Self-Directed Learning through the IBL Learning Method in Adult Health Nursing Education; International Nurse Educators Conference,2007.
4.Chiharu Akazawa, Sayoko Teraguchi, Teiko Nishizono:Postoperative psychiatric symptoms(PPS) adult living-related liver transplantation(LRLT) in Japan:What are the physical and psychological factor?,JapanAcademy of Transplantation and Regeneration nursing,4(2),P1-10,2009.
5.Okamoto S, Slingsby BT, Nakayama T, Nakamura K, Fukuda R et al; Barriers to vaccination among Japanese medical students: focus group interviews. Pediatr Int. 2008; 50(3): 300-5


Associate Professor:Chiharu Akazawa, R.N,Ph.D