Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION (JNE)   APRIL-MAY 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 1 (15); Page(s) 38 To 43.
 
Paper: 

DEVELOPMENT OF A CURRICULUM FOR ENDOSCOPY NURSE EDUCATION IN IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  ADIBI P., SHAHRIARI M.*, DOOSTI IRANI M.
 
* NURSING AND MIDWIFERY CARE RESEARCH CENTER, FACULTY OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Nursing as a discipline and a profession is following to meet the needs of clients in clinical settings. The nurse participation and cooperation in the programs of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy has not been recorded in Iran. On the other hand, health care system needs to provide specialized care for patients under endoscopy. The aim of this study was to develop a professional curriculum for endoscopy nurse education in Iran.
Method: This was a study to approve the content and curriculum for endoscopy nurse education in Iran using the Delphi method. This study carried out in three phases; a review of the literature on endoscopy nursing courses and training program in the world; assessment of expert groups and individuals associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy; and finally, a consensus on the curriculum of nursing endoscopy and its implementation.
Results: Based on the endoscopy nurse training needs, eight priorities for education endoscopy nurse including theory, practical, and clinical professional was determined. Total hours of training were 210 hours, including 140 hours for theoretical and practical courses and 70 hours of clinical training. Different strategies were used to teach the theoretical and practical subjects. For theoretical teaching, lectures, group work, and self-learning were applied. Role Playing and simulation were used for practical training; and for clinical training, endoscopy clinical practice settings were determined.
Conclusion: This training program was based on a participant survey on the digestive endoscopy and educational needs. This educational curriculum involved learning different areas of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for nurses to train caring of patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy through an inter-professional education program. These special nursing educational programs can be contributed to the professional development of Iranian nurses.

 
Keyword(s): ENDOSCOPY, NURSING ENDOSCOPY, EDUCATION CURRICULUM, IRAN
 
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