Cofen and PAHO exchange advanced practices with the United Kingdom – Rio de Janeiro Regional Nursing Council

UK experts at the meeting with Cofen

The UK experience of advanced nursing practices took place this Wednesday (24/11) at the last virtual meeting of the transfer cycle promoted by the Pan American Health Organization in Brazil by the Federal Council of Nursing (COFEN). And the PAHO / WHO Collaboration Center for Nursing Research Development at the University of Sலோo Paulo / Ribeirao. Speakers were Melanie Roger and Daniela Lehwald, Director and Chair of the International Nursing Council (ICN) of the United Kingdom, respectively. They highlighted global advances in nursing practices, bringing to light events happening in the UK and why nurses are important in advanced practices for global health systems.

“We face an epidemic, non-communicable diseases that kill more than 41 million people each year, not just Govt-19, and cause 71% of deaths worldwide, and these diseases are on the rise,” explained Melanie Roger. By improving, we can contribute to improving the health and accessibility of all patients, both urban and rural, ”Roger commented.

In the UK, nurses (APNs) have a diverse team of leaders and generally carry innovative care models, work in an automated and adaptable manner and are patient-centered. “They create a vision and empower others. They help manage population health by determining health. They are working hard on prevention and overall health of the population. Increased access to care, bringing quality and value to health care, increases patient satisfaction and does not increase costs.” Melanie Roger explained.

Daniela Lehwald, a speaker, spoke on guidelines for advanced nursing practices, types of degrees and required training, postgraduate, expertise, international nursing council and document compliance. Advanced Training Nursing Guidelines 2020Available online in Spanish, English and French. In 2008 there was a revised definition, and the guidelines were more comprehensive, contributing to a general and global understanding of the procedures, what they are, how they are described and the pillars. “Advanced training in nursing is a very broad, umbrella term that describes experienced nurses who want to be in clinical practice, they do not want to be professors or managers, they want to continue to care for patients,” Lehwald explained.

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The document clarifies all the terms: Advanced Nursing Training, ANP Abstract for Advanced Nursing Training, which is the area of ​​nursing that transcends the practice of the profession, thus contributing to its knowledge and promoting nursing advancement. It is characterized by the integration and application of broad theoretical knowledge based on the evidence obtained in the nursing degree. Has clinical skills for complex decision making and advanced training.

APRN (Advanced Training Registered Nurse) is a degree awarded to a nurse.

As a member of the Advanced Practice Specialist Medical Nurse (Medical Nurse Specialist, CNS) Clinical Care and Clinical Care Committee, focuses on professional practice and diagnoses established in specialized areas of practice. The direct care nurse (nurse practitioner) is an advanced trainee nurse who combines nursing and medicine-related clinical skills to assess, diagnose and manage patients in the primary care and intensive care population.

Daniela Lehwaldt recognized the overall progress of the nursing profession and explained that in order to become a nurse in advanced practices one must complete a bachelor’s degree, medical expertise and a specific master’s degree. He spoke further about the pillars of education, discipline and practice: “These pillars are part of the APN, and education must go beyond a specialist nurse, with a specific program that requires a minimum degree in advanced training for nurses. , So you have a significant amount of advanced medical skills. Also, in guidance, we find that not all countries can do that, sometimes it has to fill in the gaps, so we gave countries time to adapt, and that’s okay.

The UK President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) commented that regulation should be: “The role of nurses is very important and consistent, they should have the power to diagnose, prescribe, diagnose, test and treat, admit and prescribe, discharge, all of these can be done.” “Nurses should have a certain level of training, they will focus on care, prevention, and treatment, and they will have more autonomy to work with and make bigger and quicker decisions,” Lehwaldt concluded.

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This last virtual meeting highlighted the importance of implementing advanced practices in nursing, broadening the debate about careers around the world, and how nurses contribute to strengthening health systems and improving patient care.

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Source: APRede

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