Registered nurses’ nursing competency of patients with COVID-19: a scoping review
Keywords:Nursing competency, COVID-19, Registered nurses, Scoping review
Registered nurses play a vital role in providing health care for patients with COVID-19. The preparation of registered nurses leads not only to the quality of nursing but also to confidence and preparedness
of care during and post-pandemic of COVID-19. Holistic and comprehensive development of competencies
for caring of affected or high-risk people are essential. This research aimed to conduct a scoping review
of nursing competency components of emerging infection diseases COVID-19 evidence that has
been published from August 2019 to January 2022. The review used data from four databases:
(1) CINAHL, (2) PubMed, (3) Google scholar, and (4) ScienceDirect. The results of the scoping review included 6 research titles that met the review criteria. The nursing competency components of the emerging Infection disease COVID-19 were different from various evidence. However, the essential nursing competency of emerging infection disease COVID-19 which was found common includes the following components (1) screening of patients, (2) prevention control, and surveillance of infection, (3) safety and security. (4) patient and family nursing. (5) communication and coordination. (6) management and team working. (7) emotional maturity, and (8) professional ethics. Hence, administrators of nursing education institutes and stakeholders should use these findings as an improvement plan for currently preparing nursing graduates during situations of COVID-19.
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