Competences of the emergency nurse and the product of nursing care: an integrative review

Keywords: Professional Competence; Nursing Care; Emergency Nursing; Professional Practice.

Abstract

Objective: identifying the competences of the emergency nurse and the product of nursing care. Methods: integrative review of 16 studies identified through an electronic search in the databases Literatura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde, Sistema Online de Busca e Análise de Literatura Médica, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Scientific Eletronic Library Online, using the descriptors: Professional Competence, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Assessment, Process Assessment (Health Care), Nursing Service, Hospital, Nursing Care and Professional Practice.  Results: 16 studies were included. 12 presented the minimum competences required from the emergency nurse and 4 referred to the product of nursing care. Conclusion: the most commonly present competences were "performance of the attention" and "leadership". The product of nursing care needs to be further explored, especially in emergencies.

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Published
2020-05-18
Section
Review Article