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dc.contributor.authorNyhus, Hedda Bøe
dc.contributor.authorKamara, Michael M
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-22T01:21:06Z
dc.date.available2018-12-22T01:21:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-16
dc.identifier.citationNyhus, H. B. & Kamara, M. M. (2017) Quality improvement in emergency service delivery: Assessment of knowledge and skills amongst emergency nurses at Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone. African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 7(3), pp. 113-117.
dc.identifier.issn2211-419X
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9154
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2017.04.002
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dc.description.abstractIntroduction:The ability to deliver quality emergency care services is reliant on a well-trained workforce. Since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free in December 2015, the country has now moved into the post-Ebola reconstructive phase focusing on specialty training of healthcare workers. This development aligns well to the growing momentum for improved emergency medicine as a speciality in other regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. The first stage in assessing how to develop an emergency nursing speciality in Sierra Leone is to conduct an assessment of what is needed in terms of educational interventions. Concurrently enhancing emergency nursing capacity requires a comprehensive understanding of the role, function and emergency nurse educational requirements. This study was conducted to fully understand the current context, elucidate current nursing functions and gain knowledge of the educational desires and needs of nurses in the emergency centre at Connaught Hospital, the largest referral hospital in Sierra Leone. Methods:This mixed-methods study comprised self-assessment, one multiple-choice questionnaire, focus group interviews and observational methods. Results:Emergency nurses scored relatively low on the multiple-choice questionnaire, indicating through the self-assessment that they aspired to learn more about several topics within emergency care, and identified several themes which were considered to be barriers to delivery of care through focus group discussions and observations in the emergency centre. Conclusion:This study has identified key aspects of emergency nursing speciality training to be developed through theoretical and skill-based education provided by the nursing schools and hospital clinical facilities in Sierra Leone.
dc.format.extent113-117
dc.languageeng
dc.relation.ispartofAfrican Journal of Emergency Medicine
dc.rights© 2017 African Federation for Emergency Medicine
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dc.sourceissn: 2211-419X
dc.sourcenlmid: 101572277
dc.sourceessn: 2211-419X
dc.titleQuality improvement in emergency service delivery: Assessment of knowledge and skills amongst emergency nurses at Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone
dc.typearticle
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dc.date.updated2018-12-22T01:21:06Z
dc.description.volume7
dc.description.ispublishedpub
refterms.depositExceptionpublishedGoldOA
qmu.authorNyhus, Hedda Bøe
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number3


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