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Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020, Page: 114-120
Training Need Assessment Among Health Care Providers in Public Health Facilities of Benishangul Regional State, North West Ethiopia, 2018
Lemessa Jira, Department of Nursing, Pawe Health Science College, Pawe, Ethiopia
Nigatu Weyessa, Department of Nursing, Pawe Health Science College, Pawe, Ethiopia
Sileshi Mulatu, Department of Nursing, Pawe Health Science College, Pawe, Ethiopia
Tamiru Bogale, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar University, Bahir–Dar, Ethiopia
Received: May 8, 2020;       Accepted: May 22, 2020;       Published: Aug. 27, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.20200805.15      View  154      Downloads  67
Background: Continuing education is crucial for quality improvement in health care. The needs assessment of CE helps to ensure effectiveness. However, such an assessment necessitates certain techniques that are unfamiliar to health care communities in developing countries. This study identifies the needs of providing training to health care providers in Benishangul Gumuz regional sate. Objective: The aim of this survey is to assess training needs among health care providers in Benishangul Gumuz regional state health facility, North West Ethiopia, 2018 Methods: An institution based cross-sectional study was conducted from Jun first to July 30, 2018 in public health facilities of Benishangul Gumuz regional state. This study was designed as a questionnaire survey to investigate the demographics, training needs, and preferred approaches to improve performance of the target population. The study population included the health care providers of public health care facilities in Benishangul Gumuz regional sate. We used the World Health Organization– adopted Hennessy Hicks Training Needs Analysis Questionnaire, a self-reported close-ended structured questionnaire with a core set of 30 items. Results: In total, 450 questionnaires were distributed; the response rate was 86%, and most respondents were nurses. Neonatal care, Gender based violence, Emergency care, Maternal care, Public health promotion /Disease prevention/, TB /Leprosy, Malaria, ART, Treatment of intensive care patients (ICU) and Leadership and system thinking was found to be the most required training needs among health care providers in the public health facilities of Benishangul Gumuz regional state Conclusions: Providing training according to needs is vital, particularly in developing countries like Ethiopia where resources are extremely limited. The assessment result offers perspective on how to conduct needs assessment and serve as a reference for the region. Planning to provide training to health care providers particularly on Neonatal care, Gender based violence and Emergency care take a priority for the region.
Continuing Education, Continuing Professional Education, Training Needs Assessment
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Lemessa Jira, Nigatu Weyessa, Sileshi Mulatu, Tamiru Bogale, Training Need Assessment Among Health Care Providers in Public Health Facilities of Benishangul Regional State, North West Ethiopia, 2018, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2020, pp. 114-120. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20200805.15
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