Competency elements in the roles of certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses in Japan

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Competency elements in the roles of certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses in Japan

12th Nursing and Healthcare Congress

October 03-05, 2016 Vancouver, Canada

Mayumi Chikubu

Kyushu University, Japan

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

This study clarified the competency elements in role accomplishment of certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurses (WOCNs) in Japan. In this study, WOCNs were defined as expert WOCNs who had worked more than five years as certified nurses. Expert WOCNs provided a WOCN competency model of development. The investigation examined 27 WOCNs who worked at a hospital. The investigation was conducted by interview. The interview was from 45 minutes to 120 minutes. Data about competency were collected through semi-structured interviews. As a result of categorizing and analyzing the collected data, five categories of competency elements in WOCNsâ?? role accomplishment were extracted: â??action required to achieve the job objective,â? â??skills in the WOC nursing practice model,â? â??human relationships based on understanding others,â? â??WOCN role formation,â? and â??WOCN self-study.â? These will lead to growth and development as WOCNs gain clinical experience according to expert guides.

Biography :

Mayumi Chikubu is a student at the Kyushu University Graduate school of Medical Sciences doctoral course now. In addition, she completed a Master’s course (nursing science). Her study theme is human resources development and perioperative nursing. She has nursing license and has the experience of the clinical nursing of 29 years. She is working at University of Miyazaki Hospital and is a certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse in Japan.


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