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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147725
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Clinical Competency
Abstract:
Measuring Clinical Competency
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Moore, Kathryn, RN, DNP, CCRN, CEN, ACNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kentucky
Title:Assistant Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] Measuring clinical competency is a worldwide nursing issue with a universal solution. First, the skills, knowledge base and critical thinking elements necessary to perform the job must be identified. The skills can be divided into two categories: high risk-high volume and high risk-low volume. Once the relationship between the potential risk of performing the skill and the frequency with which the skill is performed the skills necessary for clinical competency can be determined. The same is true of the knowledge base necessary for the practice of a specific area of specialty nursing and the critical thinking elements necessary to perform in that area. Clinical skill competency can be measured in a simulated lab environment. Knowledge base can be assessed with written examinations and critical thinking elements can be assessed with exemplars. An important issue to be addressed by those performing the measurement is inter-rater reliability. The assessments must be subjective in all they measure. Once a baseline score is determined for initial clinical competence, a robust quality assurance program will monitor the maintenance of competency. Sustainment can be accomplished by quarterly training on skills that have a high risk-low volume ratio in the simulator lab.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring Clinical Competencyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147725-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring Clinical Competency</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moore, Kathryn, RN, DNP, CCRN, CEN, ACNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kentucky</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kmmo222@uky.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Measuring clinical competency is a worldwide nursing issue with a universal solution. First, the skills, knowledge base and critical thinking elements necessary to perform the job must be identified. The skills can be divided into two categories: high risk-high volume and high risk-low volume. Once the relationship between the potential risk of performing the skill and the frequency with which the skill is performed the skills necessary for clinical competency can be determined. The same is true of the knowledge base necessary for the practice of a specific area of specialty nursing and the critical thinking elements necessary to perform in that area. Clinical skill competency can be measured in a simulated lab environment. Knowledge base can be assessed with written examinations and critical thinking elements can be assessed with exemplars. An important issue to be addressed by those performing the measurement is inter-rater reliability. The assessments must be subjective in all they measure. Once a baseline score is determined for initial clinical competence, a robust quality assurance program will monitor the maintenance of competency. Sustainment can be accomplished by quarterly training on skills that have a high risk-low volume ratio in the simulator lab.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:35:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:35:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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