Martono M, Nursalam N, Satino S, Efendi F, Bushy A, (2018). Indonesian nurses’ perception of disaster management preparedness, Chinese Journal of Traumatology, https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.cjtee.2018.09.002.
Purpose: Using a quantitative approach, this study aims to assess Indonesian nurses’ perception of their knowledge, skills, and preparedness regarding disaster management. Methods: This study was a descriptive comparison in design. The research samples are Indonesian nurses working in medical service and educational institutions. The variable of nurses’ preparedness to cope with disaster victims was measured using the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool (DPET), which was electronically distributed to all nurses in Indonesia. Data were analyzed using a statistical descriptive one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and t-test with a significance level of 95%. Results: In total, 1341 Indonesian nurses completed this survey. The average scores of preparedness
to cope with disasters, the ability to recover from disaster, and evaluation of disaster were 3.13, 2.53, and 2.46, respectively. In general, nurses surveyed in this study are less prepared for disasters, and do not understand their roles both during the phase of disaster preparedness, and when coping with a post disaster situation. Conclusion: Nurses’ preparedness and understanding of their roles in coping with disasters are still low. Therefore, their capacity in preparedness, responses, recovery, and evaluation of disasters needs improvement through continuing education. The efforts needed are significant due to potential disasters in Indonesia and adequate nurses resources.
Keywords: Disasters; Knowledge; Nurses; Preparedness
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Nursalam, Nursalam., Fardiana, Amalia., Asmoro, Candra Panji., Fadhillah, Harif., Efendi, Ferry. (2018). The Correlation between the Quality of nursing Work life and Job Performance. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, October 2018, Vol. 9, No. 10.
Introduction: Nurses are one of the most important health workers who contribute to determining the quality of health services. Giving more attention to their condition and needs will increase their loyalty to the nursing profession, which will lead to a positive impact on their work performance. Therefore, this study aimed to analyse the correlation between the individual factors and the nurse’s performance, and also to see if there was a correlation between QNWL and the nurse’s performance. Method: The design of the study was a correlational research study with a cross-sectional approach. The sample consisted of 106 nurses, collected by simple random sampling. The independent variables were individual factors (education and length of work), and QNWL. The dependent variable was job performance. The data was collected by using questionnaires analysed using multiple linear regression with (p<0,05) degree of significance. Result and Analysis: The results showed that there was a correlation between education and the nurses’ performance (p=0,035), and also a correlation between QNWL and nurses’ performance (p=0,000). The length of time they’d been working was not influenced by the nurses’ performance (p=0,103). Discussion: The individual factors of education and QNWL had an impact on the nurses’ performance. It is suggested for the next researcher to analyse other significance factors that influence QNWL.
Keywords: Nurses, Job Performance, Individual factors, Education, Length of work, QNWL
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International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) Kit. The IND Kit 2015 contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
The IND theme for 2015 is : Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. The content of this year’s kit, including the poster image are posted here as downloadable documents for use by individual nurses, associations, health ministries and health institutions. This material has already been disseminated to national nurses’ associations worldwide. Though mainly planned around May 12 each year, IND activities continue for much of the year by nurses and others. We encourage nurses everywhere to make extended use of the Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective kit throughout the year, through individual action and group activities.