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Learning outcomes descriptions 1.1.c

Competence description VQTS:

1.1.c Is able to guide and supervise the complete professional care assessment.     

Competence (EQF)SkillsKnowledge

The professional caregiver is able to autonomously and independently guide and supervise others in data gathering and integrate scientific findings into the gathering process.    

















































The professional caregiver is able to:

  • show others the standards of data collection,
  • complete scales based on physical examinations and draw conclusions regarding the care process (see also CA.1.3),
  • analyse the patient's medical record to use the data for nursing care (e.g. biochemical data regarding the amount of liquids required by the patient/client, specialised examination results for improving safety procedures),
  • show others how to operate technical equipment for care assessment (e.g. surveillance monitor, ventilator, intracranial pressure probe) (see also CA.3.5),
  • support the development, improvement and evaluation of existing guidelines for data gathering,
  • implement new scales used in patient/client assessment,
  • run training sessions on data collecting and documenting (see also CA.A.2),
  • work with other professionals to improve information flows within the team (see also CA.5.2).

The professional caregiver is able to:

  • discuss ethical principles of data collection (see also CA.B.1),
  • list general health care indicators (e.g. demographic and socioeconomic context, mortality and morbidity, health care utilisation and environment),
  • list methods and techniques of patient/client record collection which differentiate symptomatology of various diseases (e.g. observation interview, measurement),
  • describe additional scales/indicators for patient/client assessment (e.g. visual analogue scale, sleep apnoea clinical score, New York Heart Association, Torrence, ankle brachial index measurement, mini mental state examination, waist to hip ratio),
  • explain the process of guiding and supervising others,
  • explain strategies for assessing and motivating employees with regard to effective data collection.

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