Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Acceptance of the Advanced Practice Nurse System among the Hungarian Society]

SAIN Henrietta1,2, BÁNFAI Bálint3

AUGUST 30, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(4)

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[Involving advanced practice nurses into the health care system can improve the quality of patient care. Our aim was (1) to measure the acceptance of of the advanced practice nurses (APN) in the Hungarian emergency care, (2) to determine a better nomenclature for APNs, (3) highlight the similarities between APNs and the paramedics in order to increase the admission. An online survey was used between September and November 2019. The questionnaire was filled out by Hungarian people >18 years. The questionnaire contained questions related to sociodemographic data, to the acceptance of APNs, to the nomenclature, and published a brief summary of the topic. Three-hundred seventy-two people answered our questionnaire (N=372). Participants with better knowledge about the APNs (p=0.002) accepted their role more than people with worse knowledge. Healthcare professionals are more open to know the new system (p=0.018) compared to laypeople. Participants who know the competency of paramedics were more likely to accept examinations from APNs (p<0.001). Most responders suggested APN, diagnostic nurse/paramedic, and master nurse terms for the nomenclature. It could became an integrable system with sharing appropriate information and definition of the competences and formation of the legislation.]

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  1. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészségtudományi Kar
  2. Országos Mentőszolgálat, Kecskemét, Bács-Kiskun Megyei Kórház Sürgősségi Betegellátó Osztály
  3. Pécsi Tudományegyetem Egészség­tudományi Kar, Sürgősségi Ellátási És Egészségpedagógiai Intézet

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