Nurse and midwife clinical competency determination and competency development planning toolkit

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254672
Title:
Nurse and midwife clinical competency determination and competency development planning toolkit
Authors:
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Publisher:
National Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254672
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Irish health service is driven by policy direction aiming to provide more services within primary, community and continuing care. A programmatic approach to change is being taken by the Health Service Executive with an initial focus on chronic disease. The current healthcare environment within which nurses and midwives now work has intensified working processes and increased patient complexity. Patient populations are ageing, those with chronic diseases are living longer, hospital stays are shorter with increased use of technology and invasive treatments, patients present with comorbidities and multiple pathologies, patient turnover and subsequent admissions and discharges are increased and care in the community is expanding. Patient safety and risk controls necessitate on-going clinical audit, utilization of evidence-based practice, adherence to clinical guidelines, introduction of care pathways and peer review. This means that processes for determining and attaining competencies for nurses and midwives building on identified core clinical competencies are required with due regard to scope of practice and service need. Initiatives such as service needs analysis, the maintenance of portfolios, engagement in clinical supervision and clinical audit and other continuing professional development processes provide support for clinical competency determination and attainment.
Keywords:
NURSING; MIDWIFERY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-05T21:28:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-05T21:28:45Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/254672-
dc.descriptionThe Irish health service is driven by policy direction aiming to provide more services within primary, community and continuing care. A programmatic approach to change is being taken by the Health Service Executive with an initial focus on chronic disease. The current healthcare environment within which nurses and midwives now work has intensified working processes and increased patient complexity. Patient populations are ageing, those with chronic diseases are living longer, hospital stays are shorter with increased use of technology and invasive treatments, patients present with comorbidities and multiple pathologies, patient turnover and subsequent admissions and discharges are increased and care in the community is expanding. Patient safety and risk controls necessitate on-going clinical audit, utilization of evidence-based practice, adherence to clinical guidelines, introduction of care pathways and peer review. This means that processes for determining and attaining competencies for nurses and midwives building on identified core clinical competencies are required with due regard to scope of practice and service need. Initiatives such as service needs analysis, the maintenance of portfolios, engagement in clinical supervision and clinical audit and other continuing professional development processes provide support for clinical competency determination and attainment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for Professional Development of Nursing and Midwiferyen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subjectMIDWIFERYen_GB
dc.titleNurse and midwife clinical competency determination and competency development planning toolkiten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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