Irinka Hristova, Despina Georgieva, Greta Koleva
The population of Bulgaria as of December 2015 is 7 153 784, according to the National Statistical Institute estimates. In the first six months of 2016, 5943 people in Bulgaria were diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction and 13.6% of them died. A number of factors can help to reduce lethality, including access to quality emergency care, timely patient transportation and high quality of service in specialized healthcare facilities for invasive diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Over time, invasive coronary procedures have increased in number and complexity. This trend is turning into an increased need for economic and human resources, among which the nursing staff is most affected. With the expansion of her role, the interventional radiological nurse should seek to continue her training and raise her level of competence. In Bulgaria, the doctors who work in invasive cardiovascular diagnostic laboratories, have acquired specialty of invasive cardiology according to Ordinance ? 1 of 2015 and in the same ordinance there is no specialty for nurses. They acquire the necessary practical skills and competences after starting their work in the nursing field. In the study of nurses training in Bulgaria, no specialized training in invasive diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, is established.
interventional radiological nurse, interventional cardiology procedures, cardiovascular diseases, competencies of nurse
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Irinka Hristova, Despina Georgieva, Greta Koleva. (2019) Skills and Competences of the Interventional Radiological Nurse in Preparing a Patient for an Invasive Cardiovascular Procedure - Condition in Bulgaria. International Journal of Medical Physiology, 4, 1-5