Strategies that ensure the quality of continuing professional nursing education

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Κατεύθυνση Σχεδιασμός και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
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Kokkinou Natalia
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Ιωάννης Τούντας, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Κυριάκος Σουλιώτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Κοινωνικής και Εκπαιδευτικής Πολιτικής, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου, Επιβλέπων
Μαρία Καντζανού, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Στρατηγικές που διασφαλίζουν την ποιότητα της συνεχιζόμενης επαγγελματικής νοσηλευτικής εκπαίδευσης
Translated title:
Strategies that ensure the quality of continuing professional nursing education
Introduction:Continuing education is a process of professional development that takes place after graduation. These are planned learning experiences aimed at enhancing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of registered nurses for the development of nursing practice, patient care, education, administration and research.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate strategies to assure the quality of continuing nursing education. It was to investigate the views and attitudes of nurses regarding their educational needs, in the frame of Interwork Continuing Education.
Methodology:The review included reviews and research articles published between 1990 and 2018 extracted from specific databases such as PubMed, Scopus using key words like: (search strategy- flowchart).( TITLE ( "education" OR "educational" OR "educating" OR "training" OR "learning" OR "course" OR "courses" ) AND TITLE ( "nursing" OR "nurses" ) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "quality" ) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "standard" OR "standards" OR "standardization" OR "standardisation" OR "accreditation" OR "certification" OR "accrediting" OR "certifying" OR "assurance" OR "assuring" ) AND TITLE-ABS-KEY ( "work" OR "working" OR "workforce" OR "workplace" OR "in-service" OR "service"))or“continuing professional education” or“continuing nursing education”or “educational programs”,or “nurse”or “quality”. The methodological excellence of the studies was assessed followed by the evaluation of the articles. A total of 125 articles were selected from which the 20 research papers meet the criteria of the review as described below:
-Studies carried out by at least two independent researchers
- Studies from primary research
- Participating nurses with a basic diploma
- Studies published in English
- Studies that had access to the abstract
- Studies investigating the Continuing Education parameter
Results:Continuing education in the health sector is one of the key prerequisites for the improvement of health services and client (patients) satisfaction. The satisfaction of the Health professionals’ educational needs presupposes respective resources.It has been noticed that the reasons for CNE are due to extensive changes that affect economic, social and political changes, health industrialization, globalization, the spread of technology and the accumulation of new scientific knowledge and the long-term need to provide patients high-quality nursing care. Increasing the skills and knowledge of nursing staff is linked to the improvement of stable indicators of quality of care, including reduced incidence of nursing errors, improved patient safety and staff productivity and reduced work-related stress.
Conclusion:The continuous education needs to be based on the educational needs of nurses in order to maximize its positive effects. Its implementation requires investigation of educational needs and transforming them into respective training programs. For education of employees is a sustained and substantial investment in human resources and create conditions for optimal and possible utilization of staff based on both the needs of the service and personal knowledge and skills. Coverage of training needs through relevant training programs under the Interwork Continuing Education will lead to the improvement of health care quality, since the Continuing Education in Nursing is one of the main conditions for ensuring a high level of health providers.
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Health Sciences
Nursing education, Education, Continuing, Learning, Lesson, Lessons, Nurses, Nurse, Quality, Standard, Standards, Standardization, Accreditation, Accreditation, Certification, Assurance, Assurance, Projects, Labor, Workforce, Service, Health professionals, Nurse
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