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NARVAEZ-ERASO, Carmen Ofelia  y  MORENO-MONTENEGRO, Norma Viviana. Current status and trends in the training process of critical care nurses. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2024, vol.23, n.73, pp.593-626.  Epub 23-Feb-2024. ISSN 1695-6141.


International Organizations recognize that, for the health professions, the development of their specialties is transcendental since it allows them to deepen knowledge and skills for a more qualified professional practice that allows improving the quality of care.


To explore the state of the art, application of nursing models and theories in intensive care units and trends in the training of nursing specialists for critically ill patients.


Documentary research whose object of study were 17 research articles related to the subject, the articles were captured in international databases Scielo, Elsevier, ScienceDirect, published between 2011-2021. A matrix for the selection of investigations and the Investigation Analytical Sheet were used as information collection instruments. The analysis was oriented based on the evolution of the training process, theoretical-disciplinary approaches and training trends and challenges


Articles from documentary reviews were found and, to a lesser extent, from qualitative or quantitative research studies.


The study allowed us to recognize the progress of the training process and the evolution of teaching-learning strategies typical of traditional educational models to others that stimulate reflective and critical thinking. The literature that accounts for the application of nursing models and theories in critical care units is scarce; novel perspectives related to nursing training for critical care were found.

Palabras clave : advanced practice nursing; nursing education; critical care; trends; thought. Dec's Bireme.

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