Resources for Non Critical Care Staff

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BACCN will provide some educational resources that support nurses who are being redeployed to Critical Care areas or are returning to Critical Care after a career break from the specialty.  

These resources have been written by clinical and academic critical care colleagues and aim to provide health care colleagues with some basic knowledge to support their understanding of critical care and develop their confidence in assisting in care provision within the critical care setting. 

These resources are not a replacement for formal critical care academic courses or achievement of clinical competencies. They will be a resource for induction programmes into critical care nursing.

We are working collaboratively with other organisations including the RCN & CC3N to develop this resource. We will make these learning resources available to colleagues as soon as possible.

We will upload sessions or presentations as they become available. The resources will be based on the National Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Adult Critical Care: Step One Competencies.

Resources for non-Critical Care Staff Working in Critical Care

Eye Care in Critical Care

Mouth Care in Critical Care

Pressure Area Management in Critical Care

Quicklook Intropes and Vasopressors

Quick look ETT

Quick look Fluid Management

Quick look Arterial Lines

Quick look Central Line

Quick Look Management invasive Ventilation

Quick Look NIV

Quick Look Repositioning Advanced Airway

Quick Look Safe alarm

Quick Look Sedation Assessment

Quick look resource BP

Quick look resource ECG

Quick look resource SP02

Quick look NIV hoods

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There are a number of other Resources available

To view seven videos made by Royal Berkshire Hospital on the Basic Principles of Critical Care click HERE

To view Resources for ICU nurses and other useful resources click HERE

AuthenticWorld are offering their safeMedicate drug dosage calculations package free of cost to NHS and Care Home colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic HERE