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Show simple item record Nkhata, James K. en_US 2014-02-07T14:07:49Z 2014-02-07T14:07:49Z 20021000 en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract provided by author: en_US
dc.description.abstract A literature review was conducted to identify what emergencies are, as well as competencies that are expected of attending nurses if life is to be saved. Different definitions or concepts of emergencies were analysed. The underlying factor is that "an emergency is any condition requiring medical attention". Thus emergencies call for care aimed at stabilizing, prevention of complications, and early recovery en_US
dc.description.abstract The professional nurses' competence is mainly the performance of skills and techniques that also requires integration of knowledge, skills, judgement and an array of characteristics that contribute to safe and ethical practice en_US
dc.description.abstract Since the study was looking at 'job specific' competencies, the focus was on resuscitation skills expected of nurses, namely a primary and secondary survey. The nurses are also expected to participate in the triage of patients being seen in the emergency department en_US
dc.description.abstract The conceptual framework used was competence-based assessment that involved the observation and measurement of skills, for which the professional nurse was accountable en_US
dc.description.abstract The research methodology covered the research design and a quantitative descriptive approach was applied in the study. The target population was registered nurses practising in the casualty department. Data was collected by means of a checklist. Raw data was analysed and presented as descriptive statistics of frequency distributions and cross tabulations. Correlations were also utilized where possible en_US
dc.description.abstract The study sought to determine the competence of registered nurses in managing emergencies at a teaching hospital's Accident and Emergency unit. The competence of nurses has been unsatisfactory according to the grading of scores en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 111 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Medical care en_US
dc.subject Training of health workers en_US
dc.title The competence of registered nurses in managing emergencies at a teaching hospital in Zambia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Windhoek en_US Namibia en_US University of Namibia en_US Master in Nursing Science en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 2387 en_US

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