A Continued Professional Development Nursing Partnership in a Remote Bolivian Hospital.
Bolivia's recent enactment of universal health care to increase access and delivery of health services can increase health care demands in underresourced, rural communities. We describe how a global intradisciplinary partnership assessed changing health care needs in a recently expanded hospital in the Bolivian Amazon Basin. The collaboration resulted in designing and implementing an evidence-based triage training program to improve rapid assessment and health outcomes. The interdisciplinary triage training of 19 nurses and physicians showed a significant improvement in their knowledge and implementation capacity, as demonstrated by pre- and posttest scores. As an intradisciplinary team, trainees significantly increased consistency in triage assignments in nine of 10 clinical triage posttraining vignettes. We share insights to overcome unseen challenges and improve future data-driven, evidence-based global implementation projects. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2021;52(3):142-149.].
Rivasplata, H; Dettmann, N; LeVan, ER; Santos Gutierrez Callisaya, E; Sarmiento Callejas, R; Blood-Siegfried, J; Felsman, IC
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