AMAU-MAU-MSSU Education and Training

Survey and Needs Analysis

In March 2016 the ONMSD and the National Acute Medicine Programme (NAMP) collaboratively undertook a national survey to identify the education and training needs of nursing, healthcare assistant and multitask attendant staff in Acute Medical Assessment Units (AMAUs), Medical Assessment Units (MAUs) and Medical Short Stay Units (MSSUs) in acute hospitals in Ireland.

The survey was undertaken to meet the HSE National Service Plan 2016 objective to ‘provide clinical education to maximise the development of ED and AMAU nurses’ skills and competence to undertake advanced clinical assessment, interpretation and treatment in a standardised range of skills to improve patient flow, in conjunction with acute services’ (NSP, p. 18).

Click here to view the report of this survey which will act as a useful guide to inform future education, training, and continuous professional development to meet the needs of nurses working in AMAUs /MAUs/and MSSUs