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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153818
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparison of Expected Optimal and Actual Competencies in Clinical Setting
Abstract:
Comparison of Expected Optimal and Actual Competencies in Clinical Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Meretoja, Riitta E., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
Title:Development Manager
Co-Authors:Leena Koponen PhD, Chief Executive Officer
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Effective use of nursing resources and competencies are critical strategies when tackling the worldwide nursing shortage. Although future challenge is globally to focus the developmental targets in health care, limited information is available on methods for how to predict optimal competencies. The purpose of this study was to test an tentative systematic three-step model to compare expected optimal and actual competencies in clinical setting. Perioperative context was chosen as an example of a fast developing acute care with high patient volumes and increasing demand for productivity  A multiprofessional group of experts on perioperative care were recruited to this study (n=24). They predicted the effects of future challenges on perioperative care and specified expected optimal competencies by using the Nurse Competence Scale (NCS) before and after group discussions.  The expert group discussions were aimed to achieve a group consensus of the expected optimal competencies.  Registered Nurses (n=88) and their managers from five different units conducted paired assessments of the actual level of nurse competence with the NCS instrument. We compared expected optimal and actual competencies by using descriptive statistics. Group consensus discussions solidified experts' evaluations about the optimal competence level. Significant shortfalls between expected optimal and nurses' actual competencies were identified. The findings show that the systematic three-step model with a consensus group method was sensitive to specify the developmental targets for the future.
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.titleComparison of Expected Optimal and Actual Competencies in Clinical Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153818-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparison of Expected Optimal and Actual Competencies in Clinical Setting</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Meretoja, Riitta E., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Development Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">riitta.meretoja@hus.fi</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leena Koponen PhD, Chief Executive Officer</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] Effective use of nursing resources and competencies are critical strategies when tackling the worldwide nursing shortage. Although future challenge is globally to focus the developmental targets in health care, limited information is available on methods for how to predict optimal competencies. The purpose of this study was to test an tentative systematic three-step model to compare expected optimal and actual competencies in clinical setting. Perioperative context was chosen as an example of a fast developing acute care with high patient volumes and increasing demand for productivity &nbsp;A multiprofessional group of experts on perioperative care were recruited to this study (n=24). They predicted the effects of future challenges on perioperative care and specified expected optimal competencies by using the Nurse Competence Scale (NCS) before and after group discussions.&nbsp; The expert group discussions were aimed to achieve a group consensus of the expected optimal competencies. &nbsp;Registered Nurses (n=88) and their managers from five different units conducted paired assessments of the actual level of nurse competence with the NCS instrument. We compared expected optimal and actual competencies by using descriptive statistics. Group consensus discussions solidified experts' evaluations about the optimal competence level. Significant shortfalls between expected optimal and nurses' actual competencies were identified. The findings show that the systematic three-step model with a consensus group method was sensitive to specify the developmental targets for the future.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:32:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:32:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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