Evolution of Nursing Credentialing System at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi

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Title:
Evolution of Nursing Credentialing System at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Author(s):
Lakhani, Amina K.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Delta
Author Details:
Lakhani, Amina K., BSN, amina.lakhani@aku.edu;
Abstract:
Background: Since inception in 1985 The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi has stressed upon continuing nursing education activities and credentialing of nursing staff working at the bedside. However, it was realized in 2002 that there is a lack of system placement for monitoring of re-credentialing of nursing staff in order to check for its validity.

 The change process: An in house online credentialing monitoring system was developed by Department of Nursing Education Services for which the initial data was obtained manually from each of the nursing unit and then was entered into the system. The access for individual units was given to respective clinical nurse instructor (CNI) for input of data into the system. As a result of the online system availability CNIs now can nominate their staff for renewal of required certification courses like BLS, ACLS, PALS and medication. Moreover, it also helps in monitoring of validity of practice license validity for RNs and RMs.

 Results: Since 2002 nursing staff credentialing has shown remarkable improvements. Following data illustrate the yearly progress in nursing credentialing:

 

Year

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Credentialing and certification

82.6%

97.4%

97.4%

96.7%

98.6%

97.9%

98.0%

99.8%

99.2%

  References:

 Hravank, M. (2009). Credentialing and privileging for advanced practice nurses. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 20 (1), pp. 12–14.

 Smolenski, M.G. (2005). Credentialing, certification, and competence: Issues for new and seasoned nurse practitioners. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 17(6), pp. 201–204.

Safriet, BJ (1998). Still spending dollars, still searching for sense: Advanced practice nursing in an era of regulatory and economic turmoil. Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly, 4(3), pp. 24–37

 Hager, M., Russell, S., & Fletcher, S. W. (2008). Continuing education in the health professions: Improving healthcare through lifelong learning, The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. Retrieved from www.josiahmacyfoundation.org

 

Keywords:
credentialing; continuing nursing education; regulatory requirements
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleEvolution of Nursing Credentialing System at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachien
dc.contributor.authorLakhani, Amina K.en
dc.contributor.departmentRho Deltaen
dc.author.detailsLakhani, Amina K., BSN, amina.lakhani@aku.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243331-
dc.description.abstract<b>Background:</b> Since inception in 1985 The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi has stressed upon continuing nursing education activities and credentialing of nursing staff working at the bedside. However, it was realized in 2002 that there is a lack of system placement for monitoring of re-credentialing of nursing staff in order to check for its validity. <p>&nbsp;<b>The change process:</b> An in house online credentialing monitoring system was developed by Department of Nursing Education Services for which the initial data was obtained manually from each of the nursing unit and then was entered into the system. The access for individual units was given to respective clinical nurse instructor (CNI) for input of data into the system. As a result of the online system availability CNIs now can nominate their staff for renewal of required certification courses like BLS, ACLS, PALS and medication. Moreover, it also helps in monitoring of validity of practice license validity for RNs and RMs. <p>&nbsp;<b>Results:</b> Since 2002 nursing staff credentialing has shown remarkable improvements. Following data illustrate the yearly progress in nursing credentialing: <p>&nbsp; <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="128" valign="top"><p><b>Year </b> </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2002 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2003 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2004 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2005 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2006 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2007 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2008 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2009 </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">2010 </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="128" valign="top"><p><b>Credentialing and certification</b> </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">82.6% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">97.4% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">97.4% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">96.7% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">98.6% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">97.9% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">98.0% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">99.8% </td> <td width="61" valign="top"><p align="center">99.2% </td> </tr> </tbody> </table><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;<b>References:</b><p>&nbsp;Hravank, M. (2009). Credentialing and privileging for advanced practice nurses. <i>AACN Advanced Critical Care</i>, 20<strong>&nbsp;</strong>(1), pp. 12&ndash;14. <p>&nbsp;Smolenski, M.G. (2005). Credentialing, certification, and competence: Issues for new and seasoned nurse practitioners. <i>Journal of the American Academy of </i><i>Nurs</i><i>e</i><i> Practitioners</i>, 17(6), pp. 201&ndash;204. <p>Safriet, BJ (1998). Still spending dollars, still searching for sense: Advanced practice nursing in an era of regulatory and economic turmoil. <i>Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly</i>, 4(3), pp. 24&ndash;37 <p>&nbsp;Hager, M., Russell, S., &amp; Fletcher, S. W. (2008). <i>Continuing education in the health professions: Improving healthcare through lifelong learning, The Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation</i>. Retrieved from www.josiahmacyfoundation.org <p>&nbsp;en
dc.subjectcredentialingen
dc.subjectcontinuing nursing educationen
dc.subjectregulatory requirementsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:44Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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