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Competence of nurses in the intensive cardiac care unit.

Nobahar M - Electron Physician (2016)

Bottom Line: This was a qualitative study in which purposive sampling with maximum variation was used.Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed by using the content-analysis method.Benefiting from competence leads to improved quality of patient care and satisfaction of patients and nurses and helps elevate nursing profession, improve nursing education, and clinical nursing.

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Affiliation: Associate Professor, Nursing Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Competence of nurses is a complex combination of knowledge, function, skills, attitudes, and values. Delivering care for patients in the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) requires nurses' competences. This study aimed to explain nurses' competence in the ICCU.

Methods: This was a qualitative study in which purposive sampling with maximum variation was used. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 23 participants during 2012-2013. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed by using the content-analysis method.

Results: The main categories were "clinical competence," comprising subcategories of 'routine care,' 'emergency care,' 'care according to patients' needs,' 'care of non-coronary patients', as well as "professional competence," comprising 'personal development,' 'teamwork,' 'professional ethics,' and 'efficacy of nursing education.'

Conclusion: The finding of this study revealed dimensions of nursing competence in ICCU. Benefiting from competence leads to improved quality of patient care and satisfaction of patients and nurses and helps elevate nursing profession, improve nursing education, and clinical nursing.

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Mentions: Data from 23 interviewees were analyzed, and the interviewees consisted of 15 nurses (N), three physicians (D), three patients (P), and two patients’ relatives (PRs). The ages of the 15 nurses (14 females and one male) ranged from 26 to 45 (mean age of 35.2), and their work experience ranged from three to 24 years (mean of 8.73 years). Their experience in the ICCU ranged from one to 11 years (mean of 4.06 years). Two categories were extracted from the analysis of the data, including “clinical competence” and “professional competence.” Clinical competence included the sub-categories of “routine care,” “emergency care,” “care according to patients’ needs,” and “non-coronary patient care,” while professional competence included the sub-categories of “personal development,” “teamwork,” “professional ethics,” and “efficacy of nursing education” (Figure 1). The participants believed that clinical competence inferred performing routine nursing care, monitoring patients every minute, identifying their emergency conditions according to their needs, and occasional non-cardiac patient care, while professional competence was associated with their knowledge, skills, attitudes, professional ethics, and capabilities instilled through their nursing education.


Competence of nurses in the intensive cardiac care unit.

Nobahar M - Electron Physician (2016)

Nurses’ competence in Intensive Cardiac Care Unit
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f1-epj-08-2395: Nurses’ competence in Intensive Cardiac Care Unit
Mentions: Data from 23 interviewees were analyzed, and the interviewees consisted of 15 nurses (N), three physicians (D), three patients (P), and two patients’ relatives (PRs). The ages of the 15 nurses (14 females and one male) ranged from 26 to 45 (mean age of 35.2), and their work experience ranged from three to 24 years (mean of 8.73 years). Their experience in the ICCU ranged from one to 11 years (mean of 4.06 years). Two categories were extracted from the analysis of the data, including “clinical competence” and “professional competence.” Clinical competence included the sub-categories of “routine care,” “emergency care,” “care according to patients’ needs,” and “non-coronary patient care,” while professional competence included the sub-categories of “personal development,” “teamwork,” “professional ethics,” and “efficacy of nursing education” (Figure 1). The participants believed that clinical competence inferred performing routine nursing care, monitoring patients every minute, identifying their emergency conditions according to their needs, and occasional non-cardiac patient care, while professional competence was associated with their knowledge, skills, attitudes, professional ethics, and capabilities instilled through their nursing education.

Bottom Line: This was a qualitative study in which purposive sampling with maximum variation was used.Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed by using the content-analysis method.Benefiting from competence leads to improved quality of patient care and satisfaction of patients and nurses and helps elevate nursing profession, improve nursing education, and clinical nursing.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Nursing Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Allied Health, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Competence of nurses is a complex combination of knowledge, function, skills, attitudes, and values. Delivering care for patients in the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) requires nurses' competences. This study aimed to explain nurses' competence in the ICCU.

Methods: This was a qualitative study in which purposive sampling with maximum variation was used. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 23 participants during 2012-2013. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed by using the content-analysis method.

Results: The main categories were "clinical competence," comprising subcategories of 'routine care,' 'emergency care,' 'care according to patients' needs,' 'care of non-coronary patients', as well as "professional competence," comprising 'personal development,' 'teamwork,' 'professional ethics,' and 'efficacy of nursing education.'

Conclusion: The finding of this study revealed dimensions of nursing competence in ICCU. Benefiting from competence leads to improved quality of patient care and satisfaction of patients and nurses and helps elevate nursing profession, improve nursing education, and clinical nursing.

No MeSH data available.


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