News (November 2020)

UKCCNA Position Statement: Emergency Nurse Staffing for COVID-19: Wave 2 (Nov 2020)

17th Nov 2020

The UKCCNA acknowledges the enormous pressure nurses are experiencing at present. Based on research evidence and experience from Wave 1, critical care nurse leads believe they will best secure patient safety and staff well-being in Wave 2 if nurse: patient ratios are maintained at a minimum of one trained critical care nurse* and one registered healthcare professional** for two level 3 beds (compared with the normal 1:1 ratio), and one trained critical care nurse with one registered healthcare professional for four level 2 beds (compared to the normal 1:2 ratio). This should be achieved through the redeployment of staff from outside of critical care, who should have received surge training. read more..

Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign

17th Nov 2020

The British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) supports the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the potential long-term impact of working through the Covid-19 crisis on nurses’ mental health and wellbeing (and that of other staff and pre-registration students), and to ensure they have access to sources of formal and/or informal support.  read more..

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