The Guideline Applying of Entrustable Professional Activities Development Concept on Psychomotor Skill for Nurses
Keywords:entrustable professional activities, psychomotor skills, nursing
The significant goal of the competency development on psychomotor skill for professional nurses is the nurse must be able to nursing practice independently without supervision, which can be considered that there are adequate and complete competences, that’s mean entrustable professional activities (EPAs). Application of EPAs concept in the evaluation of professional nursing competency in order to the clients trust and confidence that they will receive a safe and accurate as nursing standard. As the literature review, there are five levels of EPAs: level 1, not able to perform, just observe nursing activities only, level 2, able to perform an EPA with close supervision, level 3, able to perform with supervision nearby and prompt assistant immediately, level 4, able to perform without supervision, and level 5, able to perform without supervision and available to supervise others. The EPAs below level 4 should receive additional training or practice. There are 7 steps to developing EPAs: 1) identify the necessary EPAs 2) define the EPAs components 3) write the necessary competencies components 4) define the EPAs 5) identify the assessment methods or accessible resources 6) assignment of responsibility, and 7) establishing an end-of-assessment period. Therefore, applying the concept of entrustable professional activities into development and evaluation the competency of nurses likely to be promoting nurses with professional competencies, and ready to provide quality care for the clients.
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