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Background

As part of the objectives of the Prohip project, the healthcare professionals’ competencies within health promotion and rehabilitation of people with chronic diseases in Region Skåne and Region Zealand must be developed.

In order to comply with this:

  • ten general and specialist nurses from Lund University Hospital and
  • ten general and specialist nurses from the Southern Hospital, Slagelse Hospital and Næstved Hospital and
  • two senior lecturers from the Nursing Education in Denmark, University College Zealand, Campus Næstved and Campus Storstrøm

were given instruction with a view to enhancing their competencies.

Six workshops were held in Denmark and Sweden during the project period 2010-2013 (read more under Project activities).

The competence development programme is based on the relevance, preparation and application of clinical guidelines in nursing practice. Introduction is made to critical reading of studies based on quantitative research methods, and exercises are made in the formulation of focused questions, retrieval, analysis and assessment of relevant scientific literature. The literature is interpreted and the results are used to formulate recommendations for practice.

The following activities have been carried out at workshops and in practice:

  • Critical approach to own practice – comparisons across the region
  • Articles read
  • Collection of data for own practice in keeping with the five focus areas – Danish/Swedish
  • Preparation of proposals for development projects for the departments
  • Assessment of validation relative to development of clinical guidelines
  • Data collection (audit) relative to the five focus areas – Danish/Swedish
  • Interviews of patients about own assessment of health and self-care
  • Participation and presentation at national and international conferences
  • Development of e-health concept
  • Update of colleagues in respect of most recent articles and information material
  • Development of information material and guidelines for patients
  • Development of information material for staff
  • Study tours
  • Instruction at general education level
  • Preparation of patient information material

The instruction provides competencies within:

– data collection, analysis and assessment of need for nursing clinical guidelines and selection of relevant instruments for the registration of clinical problems

– identification of relevant literature (including reference programmes + guidelines) as a basis for the preparation of clinical guidelines and selection of instruments for the registration of clinical problems.

– analysis and assessment of the quality of scientific literature as a basis for the preparation of clinical guidelines and use of instruments for the registration of clinical problems Continued competence development and documentation of evidence-based nursing of hip patients. Competence development is focused on: documentation, development and implementation of selected identified areas: confusion, pressure ulcers, nutrition, urine retention and rehabilitation to support the patients’ own opportunities for rehabilitation.

The courses support the participants’ competencies in own identification of needs for new clinical guidelines.

The courses also support the participants’ competencies in preparing communication material and assessing useful measuring methods such as quality indicators in the nursing of hip patients.

  • Questionnaire developed
  • Data collection

Danish links

– Scientific articles and links (some of which are in Danish only):

Swedish links

– Click the individual headings for more information (some of which is in Swedish only)

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