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International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists' Anesthesia Program Approval Process.

Horton, B J; Anang, S P; Riesen, M; Yang, H-J and Björkman Björkelund, Karin LU (2014) In International Nursing Review 61(2). p.285-289
Abstract
The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists is improving anaesthesia patient care through a voluntary Anesthesia Program Approval Process (APAP) for schools and programmes. It is the result of a coordinated effort by anaesthesia leaders from many nations to implement a voluntary quality improvement system for education. These leaders firmly believe that meeting international education standards is an important way to improve anaesthesia, pain management and resuscitative care to patients worldwide. By 2013, 14 anaesthesia programmes from France, Iceland, Indonesia, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Tunisia and the USA had successfully completed the process. Additional programmes were scheduled for review in 2014.... (More)
The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists is improving anaesthesia patient care through a voluntary Anesthesia Program Approval Process (APAP) for schools and programmes. It is the result of a coordinated effort by anaesthesia leaders from many nations to implement a voluntary quality improvement system for education. These leaders firmly believe that meeting international education standards is an important way to improve anaesthesia, pain management and resuscitative care to patients worldwide. By 2013, 14 anaesthesia programmes from France, Iceland, Indonesia, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Tunisia and the USA had successfully completed the process. Additional programmes were scheduled for review in 2014. Faculty from these programmes, who have successfully completed APAP, show how anaesthesia educators throughout the world seek to continually improve education and patient care by pledging to meet common education standards. As national governments, education ministers and heads of education institutions work to decrease shortages of healthcare workers, they would benefit from considering the value offered by quality improvement systems supported by professional organizations. When education programmes are measured against standards developed by experts in a profession, policy makers can be assured that the programmes have met certain standards of quality. They can also be confident that graduates of approved programmes are appropriately trained healthcare workers for their citizens. (Less)
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  author       = {Horton, B J and Anang, S P and Riesen, M and Yang, H-J and Björkman Björkelund, Karin},
  issn         = {0020-8132},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {285--289},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {International Nursing Review},
  title        = {International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists' Anesthesia Program Approval Process.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inr.12089},
  volume       = {61},
  year         = {2014},
}