Clinical Passports for credentialing emergency nurses

Antony Robinson1, Kevin Dunshea2, Anna George3

1 Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT, 0810, Antony.Robinson@nt.gov.au
2 Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT, 0810, Kevin.Dunshea@nt.gov.au
3 Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT, 0810, Anna.George1@nt.gov.au

Development, progression and credentialing of emergency nurses is a challenge for emergency departments.

Royal Darwin Hospital has implemented Clinical Passports to facilitate the education and assessment of emergency nurse knowledge and competency. The passports point to curated learning resources and provide assessment tools that facilitate education, feedback and credentialing. They reward adult learners by recognising diverse learning styles and allowing nurses to progress at their own pace. By enabling instruction and assessment outside of traditional educator roles they also engage and leverage the experience of senior nurses.

The clinical passports are now available under creative commons licence. This presentation will introduce the opportunity to improve staff progression to other departments.

Biography

Antony Robinson is Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant – Education at Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department, and has worked in Australia, Solomon Islands, United Kingdom, Timor Leste and Indonesia.