The Study of Human Resource Development for Nurse Anesthetists Under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Health


  • Chiraphun Phothong Boromarajonani College of Nursing Suphanburi, Faculty of nursing, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Thailand
  • Supaporn Voraroon Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Suphanburi, Faculty of nursing, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Thailand
  • Khwanruethai Phanthu Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Suphanburi, Faculty of nursing, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Thailand
  • Prapa Ratanachai The Royal College of Anesthesiologists Thailand
  • Laksamee Thongkomol Human Resource Management Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand.


development, nurse anesthetists, Ministry of Public Health


The purpose of this research was to study situations; problems and needs in training for Nurse Anesthetists, under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Health. The samplings were the Anesthetist Nurses who worked in network hospital (M2); using multi-stage random data collection
both quantitative and qualitative; the former was done by 160 nurses and the later was done by 6 nurses. The instruments used were questionnaires: general information, needs in self-development, structure, process, Nurse Anesthetists’ performance and obstacle related problems. The data used descriptive statistics; numbers, percentage, mean, standard derivation and content analysis methods.
As per the result, it was found that most of Nurse Anesthetists needed anesthesia education programs at 93.10%. They received nurse anesthesia education programs within 3 years at 81.90%. They had the appropriate knowledge and skill at 94.60% and 91.90% respectively. Most of them
were required to have pre-anesthesia nursing skills at 49.20%. The special skills used in the general anesthesia in children at 58.70%. They needed the knowledge of Routine for Research at 56.90%. The structural aspects in anesthesia nursing development had a vision and responsibility. It was clear at high levels at 3.90, SD. = 0.93). As the result by the safety of client was the highest at 4.24, SD. = 0.67). The obstacle related problems in developing Nurse Anesthetists were- lack of replacement work force, budget, time allocation, and commuting distance from workplace.
According to the results, the researchers suggested that the development program of nurse anesthetists should be aligned with 21st century learning principles; online learning; MODULE learning, for self-learning program; and Simulation based learning, for developing non-technical skills in Nurse Anesthetists.


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Phothong C, Voraroon S, Phanthu K, Ratanachai P, Thongkomol L. The Study of Human Resource Development for Nurse Anesthetists Under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Public Health. JHNR [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 28 [cited 2022 Dec. 4];36(3):259-72. Available from:



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