The Med-Assess project ran from 2012 to 2014 with the solution and methodologies since having been transferred and continued in another EU project, Pro Nursing.
Med-Assess aims to provide a solution where nurses can assess their knowledge and skills to get an insight into the areas where they might need refreshment or further training.
Additionally Med-Assess aims to support management in medical institutions with regards to recruitment drives for new employees, by measuring knowledge, abilities and competencies of current employees, as well as providing learning content or material for VET on-the-job training. The project target groups were clinics, hospitals, nursing schools, nursing associations and VET communities.
The assessment tool is available as an online application, accessible through a browser. This self-assessment application interrogates an ontology related to the field of nursing.
The application is adaptable for different medical qualification areas, allowing clinics the ability to create individual Med-Assess measuring knowledge bases (neuroscience, internal medicine, sport medicine, etc.).
The application is free and accessible online through a standard browser. Users are required to create a profile before using the tool. When their profile has been created, the user carries out a self-assessment to determine their level of skills and knowledge in the field of nursing. Ultimately, their assessment helps to determine if they are suitable for particular jobs or if they require more training.