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Research plan for developing trauma core competencies for nurses in Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20129437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this research plan was identification and development of core competencies for emergency trauma nurses in Thailand. The research plan was undertaken in three phases. Phase I: a national survey of the critical dimensions of care; Phase II: development of a 64 item tool; and Phase III: efficiency study with emergency nurses representing Level-1, Regional, Community and Rural facilities. Six dimensions of competency were identified: cooperation, decision-making, leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, and technical knowledge with a content validity index (CVI) of 1.00 and internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) of 0.98 (N=485 RNs in 29 hospitals). Analysis of the first year pilot study data using a 5 point likert scale (N=285 RNs in 16 hospitals), nurses rated themselves as 4.18 (SD=0.69) and their peers at 4.00 (SD=0.68). Head nurse evaluations averaged 3.98 (SD=0.55). ANOVA demonstrated no statistical significance (p=0.09) between groups. The results of the preliminary studies demonstrated appropriateness of the core competency items, but refinement is required prior to national distribution.
Krongdai Unhasuta; Marylou V Robinson; Kathy Magilvy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-09-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International emergency nursing     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1878-013X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Emerg Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-04     Completed Date:  2010-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101472191     Medline TA:  Int Emerg Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude of Health Personnel
Clinical Competence*
Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
Educational Measurement
Emergency Nursing* / education,  organization & administration
Employee Performance Appraisal
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Needs Assessment / organization & administration
Nurse's Role* / psychology
Nursing Education Research
Nursing Evaluation Research
Nursing Staff, Hospital* / education,  psychology
Pilot Projects
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Thailand / epidemiology
Traumatology* / education,  organization & administration
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology,  nursing
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Int Emerg Nurs. 2010 Jan;18(1):1-2   [PMID:  20129436 ]

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