The desired competence of the Swedish ambulance nurse according to the professionals - A Delphi study.

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The desired competence of the Swedish ambulance nurse according to the professionals - A Delphi study. / Wihlborg, Jonas; Edgren, Gudrun; Johansson, Anders; Sivberg, Bengt.

I: International Emergency Nursing, Vol. 22, Nr. 3, 2014, s. 127-133.

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T1 - The desired competence of the Swedish ambulance nurse according to the professionals - A Delphi study.

AU - Wihlborg, Jonas

AU - Edgren, Gudrun

AU - Johansson, Anders

AU - Sivberg, Bengt

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Nursing is evolving into new fields of health care including ambulance care, where a branch of specialist nursing is growing. Various views exist on the desired competence for the ambulance nurse and valid guidelines are lacking in Sweden. To increase knowledge of the field, professionals were asked to describe what competences an ambulance nurse should possess. The aim of this study was therefore to elucidate the desired professional competence of the specialist ambulance nurse, according to the professionals. A modified Delphi technique was used, where a panel of professional experts expressed their views on the desired competence of the ambulance nurse. This study reports, at a high level of agreement among the panel experts, that the desired competence of the specialist ambulance nurse consist of forty-four separate competences creating ten areas of competences: execute leadership, generic abilities, interpersonal communication, institutional collaboration, pedagogic skills, possession of relevant knowledge, professional judgement, professional skills, research activities, and technical skills. The high level of agreement among the professionals as well as the large number of competences reflects the high demands placed on the ambulance nurse by the professionals themselves.

AB - Nursing is evolving into new fields of health care including ambulance care, where a branch of specialist nursing is growing. Various views exist on the desired competence for the ambulance nurse and valid guidelines are lacking in Sweden. To increase knowledge of the field, professionals were asked to describe what competences an ambulance nurse should possess. The aim of this study was therefore to elucidate the desired professional competence of the specialist ambulance nurse, according to the professionals. A modified Delphi technique was used, where a panel of professional experts expressed their views on the desired competence of the ambulance nurse. This study reports, at a high level of agreement among the panel experts, that the desired competence of the specialist ambulance nurse consist of forty-four separate competences creating ten areas of competences: execute leadership, generic abilities, interpersonal communication, institutional collaboration, pedagogic skills, possession of relevant knowledge, professional judgement, professional skills, research activities, and technical skills. The high level of agreement among the professionals as well as the large number of competences reflects the high demands placed on the ambulance nurse by the professionals themselves.

U2 - 10.1016/j.ienj.2013.10.004

DO - 10.1016/j.ienj.2013.10.004

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 127

EP - 133

JO - International Emergency Nursing

T2 - International Emergency Nursing

JF - International Emergency Nursing

SN - 1878-013X

IS - 3

ER -