2016, Number 2
The nursing professional competency in the intensive care unit of the Pediatric Hospital in Matanzas
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Nowadays the study of competencies occupies a first-rate space that has permitted to know some tendencies in its treatment, definition and classifications.
Objective: To evaluate the nursing professional's competency process.
Methodology: A descriptive and retrospective study in the Intensive Care Unit at Matanzas Pediatric Hospital during the academic year 2013-2014 was done. The universe was constituted by 24 nursing professionals of the service which represented a sample of 22 professionals. A model of emptying was elaborated which was applied to all the examined nurses who conformed the sample. The data base of the service was used as a source of information. They processed the obtained data manually and they were showed up in statistical draws.
Results: Of the 22 examined nurses, 15 bachelors in nursing got from 80 -100 points which represents 68 %; with a greater incidence in 14 professionals with more that 10 years of graduates which represents 64% and 7 of these with over 10 years of experience in the service which represents 45,4%, 16 professionals were capacitated previously for the 72,7%; themes selected for the competency in the service were evaluated as well and excellent.
Conclusions: Experience in the service and years of graduated, in addition to previous capacitation to the exam influenced on the results of the evaluated themes in the applied instrument.
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