Continuing education of nurses in the emeregency departments

As part of the project Continuous professional training of emergency medicine workers, the first exercise for nurses n the emeregency departments started yesterday in Vodice. „The most numerous staff in the emergency departments are nurses and they are involved in all segments of emergency care, from admission, care, observation, to transportation to other departments or home discharge and that requires a high level of knowledge, skills, responsibilities and experience", noted the director of the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine (CIEM) Maja Grba-Bujevic.

To provide them additional security, tenacity and expertise in their work, CIEM integrated EP5 training programme for nurses in emergency departments into the project Continuous professional training of emergency medicine workers. By November 10, 2019, a total of 30 workers from general hospital Dubrovnik, Gospić, Zadar and Šibenik-Knin county and the Split Clinical Hospital Centre will pass it. The educational program will be conducted by a team of national instructors consisting of Branka Bardak, Ivan Brdar, Kata Ivanisević, Katja Kudrna Prašek, Marina Friščić, Nina Lovrić and Zoran Vidović under the guidance of Radmila Majhen Ujević and according to the materials developed within the project. The program provides sufficient time to acquire new knowledge and skills through practical work and simulation of the actual situations and conditions in the emergency departments.

The project Continuing professional training of emergency medicine workers is co-financed by resources from the European Social Fund and implemented by the Croatian Institute of Emergency Medicine with the aim of maintaining and improving the knowledge and skills of emergency medicine workers, while at the same time advancing healthcare in the Republic of Croatia and improving access to high quality health services.