Day 1 : Poster Presentations (Theme: Curricular Innovations)

Event Title

Introducing diploma of specialist renal nursing program to uplift the standards of care through competency building: an observational study

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-1-2013 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background: The horizon of patient safety with the passage of time has become increasingly demanding. With the growing number of ailments, standard of care is also not confined to one arena. Therefore, every specialized field has its own standard of care that can help to maintain a professional competence and will indeed be beneficial for our patients. It is important for every practicing nurse to continue competency development through up to date knowledge within the practicing profession and meet the needs of advanced practice nursing and nurses, the healthcare system, and patients? This paper aims to highlight the difference of standard of care through competency building by initiating Dip SRN program. Methods: The Diploma in Specialist Renal Nursing was commenced in the year 2011 to enhance the level of competence of registered train nurses into the field of renal nursing. The prime notion of this program was to strengthen the capacities of registered nurses (working in Nephrology and Urology units) to revitalize their skills for the betterment of renal and immunosuppressive patients. The primary intention of every health care provider is to uplift the standards of care for patient suffering from any ailment and to improve the quality of life. Moreover, renal disorders are becoming very common in our country Pakistan; therefore, there is a dire need to reinforce the standards of care within the domain of renal nursing through competency building. The data was gathered from all 5 specialist renal nurses based on observation, daily rounds and through individual discussions.

Results: After the completion of one year Diploma in Specialist Renal Nursing Program, we were able to observe the difference between specialist renal nurses and registered nurses. The specialist renal nurses verbalized that their competency level is very high as compare to other nurses, SRN program has helped them enhanced the standards of renal nursing ad patient safety, it has enable them to think critically for their patients, they can work collaboratively with other health care providers and demonstrate less apprehension when care for the sufferers.

Conclusion: The result showed that specialist renal nurses were satisfied while dealing the critical patients and provided their utmost to raise the standards of care of renal patients with their competencies learned during the course of Dip SRN program. Key Words: Competency building, standards of care, patient safety.

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Introducing diploma of specialist renal nursing program to uplift the standards of care through competency building: an observational study

Auditorium Pond Side

Background: The horizon of patient safety with the passage of time has become increasingly demanding. With the growing number of ailments, standard of care is also not confined to one arena. Therefore, every specialized field has its own standard of care that can help to maintain a professional competence and will indeed be beneficial for our patients. It is important for every practicing nurse to continue competency development through up to date knowledge within the practicing profession and meet the needs of advanced practice nursing and nurses, the healthcare system, and patients? This paper aims to highlight the difference of standard of care through competency building by initiating Dip SRN program. Methods: The Diploma in Specialist Renal Nursing was commenced in the year 2011 to enhance the level of competence of registered train nurses into the field of renal nursing. The prime notion of this program was to strengthen the capacities of registered nurses (working in Nephrology and Urology units) to revitalize their skills for the betterment of renal and immunosuppressive patients. The primary intention of every health care provider is to uplift the standards of care for patient suffering from any ailment and to improve the quality of life. Moreover, renal disorders are becoming very common in our country Pakistan; therefore, there is a dire need to reinforce the standards of care within the domain of renal nursing through competency building. The data was gathered from all 5 specialist renal nurses based on observation, daily rounds and through individual discussions.

Results: After the completion of one year Diploma in Specialist Renal Nursing Program, we were able to observe the difference between specialist renal nurses and registered nurses. The specialist renal nurses verbalized that their competency level is very high as compare to other nurses, SRN program has helped them enhanced the standards of renal nursing ad patient safety, it has enable them to think critically for their patients, they can work collaboratively with other health care providers and demonstrate less apprehension when care for the sufferers.

Conclusion: The result showed that specialist renal nurses were satisfied while dealing the critical patients and provided their utmost to raise the standards of care of renal patients with their competencies learned during the course of Dip SRN program. Key Words: Competency building, standards of care, patient safety.