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Experiences and challenges of nursing education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study in Iran

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(2023) Experiences and challenges of nursing education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative study in Iran. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. p. 163. ISSN 2277-9531 (Print) 2319-6440 (Electronic) 2277-9531 (Linking)

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BACKGROUND: The preparedness of nurses in the COVID-19 pandemic, will be of great importance when it comes to the unknown future of the pandemic and other similar ones. Identifying their problems can lead to better planning, preparation, and management. This study aims to explore Iranian nurses' experience of their preparedness challenges to give an effective response to the pandemic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative content analysis approach using semi-structured interviews was employed to explore nurses' preparedness experiences. 28 nurses were interviewed, after transcription of the interviews, a content analysis using constant comparison was performed for data analysis based on Graneheim and Lundman approach. RESULTS: The results of the study can be summarized in 6 main categories and 14 subcategories, such as the necessity of continuing educational workshops, the necessity of holding exercises in the same environment, the importance of familiarity with the pandemic, the importance of educating all those involved in providing services in the pandemic, the need for providing immersive education for the pandemic and the need for planning and practice concerning the pandemic. CONCLUSION: When nurses receive more support, they can have their best performance. up-to-date training can prepare nurses more effectively, which will, in turn, make prepared nurses available, maximize their efficiency, and minimize their adverse mental consequences. Nurse managers may support nurses and increase hospital resilience in such emergencies. Nurses indicated some issues including managers' support, workplace culture, education, physical space, access to PPE, and willingness to provide the best care. These findings can be helpful in the management of the pandemic and preparing nurses as a large group of healthcare workers. Necessary training, along with the provision of adequate resources, should be programmed to support this effective group of health providers.

Item Type: Article
Pourvakhshoori, N.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Covid-19 Iran critical care nursing education emergency nurse preparedness
Page Range: p. 163
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 12
Identification Number:₉₇₀₂₂
ISSN: 2277-9531 (Print) 2319-6440 (Electronic) 2277-9531 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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