Evaluating psychiatric nursing competencies applied to emergency settings: A pilot role delineation study

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Background: Despite increasing emergency department (ED) use for psychiatric emergencies, limited evidence exists to clearly identify the competencies necessary of emergency nurses to care for this population. Purposes: 1. To define the specialized skill and knowledge of emergency nurses by examining the frequency with which recommended psychiatric nursing competencies are performed in the ED setting. 2. To assess emergency nurses' rankings of importance and self-efficacy related to recommended psychiatric nursing competencies in order to explore their relevance to emergency nursing. Methods: Emergency nurses (n = 75) completed a survey ranking the frequency, importance and self-efficacy of 15 psychiatric nursing competencies. Data analysis revealed competency relevance and regression analysis demonstrated factors that may contribute to self-efficacy. Results: Nurses reported performing psychiatric competencies frequently (mean scores of 0.64 to 3.04). Importance rankings were highest (mean scores of 1.81 to 3.67). Self-efficacy mean scores ranged from 0.89 to 3.47. Frequency and importance of activities predicted higher self-efficacy scores. Younger age and <5 years experience had negative impacts on self-efficacy scores. Implications: Emergency nurses perform psychiatric competencies often, and existing competencies appear applicable. As frequency and importance of competencies influence self-efficacy, practice and interventions to underscore the importance of competencies may improve self-efficacy. Younger and less experienced nurses might require more support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Emergency Nursing
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Psychiatric Nursing
Self Efficacy
Emergencies
Nurses
Psychiatry
Hospital Emergency Service
Emergency Nursing
Regression Analysis

Keywords

  • Competencies
  • Emergency
  • Mental health
  • Nursing
  • Psychiatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency

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