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Instruments Measuring Nursing Staff Competence in Community Health Care: A Systematic Literature Review

Journal Article
October 1, 2013

This article proposes the need for a tool to measure nursing home staff competence. The study reviews 11 existing tools, but finds that only four sufficiently measure competence among staff. Information from this report can be used to develop a more effective measurement tool.

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Key Takeaways

Staff competence is important in determining quality of care for community health care.
Only 11 instruments were identified, the quality of which varied greatly.
This review may help guide development of other tools to measure staff competence.
 
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