World federation of critical care nurses 2019 position statement: provision of a critical care nursing workforce

Bloomer, Melissa J., Fulbrook, Paul, Goldsworthy, Sandra, Livesay, Sarah L., Mitchell, Marion L., Williams, Ged and Friganovic, Adriano 2019, World federation of critical care nurses 2019 position statement: provision of a critical care nursing workforce, Connect: the world of critical care nursing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 3-7, doi: 10.1891/1748-6254.13.1.3.

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Title World federation of critical care nurses 2019 position statement: provision of a critical care nursing workforce
Author(s) Bloomer, Melissa J.ORCID iD for Bloomer, Melissa J. orcid.org/0000-0003-1170-3951
Fulbrook, Paul
Goldsworthy, Sandra
Livesay, Sarah L.
Mitchell, Marion L.
Williams, Ged
Friganovic, Adriano
Journal name Connect: the world of critical care nursing
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 7
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer Publishing Company
Place of publication [Cham, Switzerland]
Publication date 2019
ISSN 1748-6254
Keyword(s) critical care
intensive care
nursing
position statement
staffing
workforce
World Federation of Critical Care Nurses
Summary Background: Due to changes in critical care worldwide, the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Board of Directors commissioned a review of its 2005 Declaration of Buenos Aires: Position Statement on the Provision of a Critical Care Nursing Workforce. Aim: To provide international recommendations to inform and assist critical care nursing associations, health services, governments, and other interested stakeholders in the development and provision of an appropriate critical care nursing workforce. Methods: An international review group wasestablished, comprised of critical care nurse clinicians, leaders, and researchers. A literature search was undertaken, which informed the revision of the 2005 Declaration, which is contained in the 2019 Position Statement. Position: The position is supported by six central principles, and is comprised of eight key statements: A critical care unit should have a dedicated nurse leader; Each shift should have at least one registered nurse (RN) designated as the team leader; The majority of RNs providing patient care should hold a recognized post-registration qualification or certification in critical care; Critical care RN staffing should be assessed on a shift-by-shift basis according to patient acuity, the staffing profile, and unit need; An additional critical care RN, not counted in RN-to-patient ratios or allocated a patient load, may provide additional hands-on assistance in patient care, and coordinate other patient-related activities; Support staff (such as nursing and allied health assistants, nursing aides, and care assistants) should work only under the direct supervision of a critical care RN, and never in place of a critical care RN; Where institutionally supported, and in accordance with local legislation, a critical care RN may provide expert critical care consultancy; A critical care unit should be staffed to provide at least one senior nurse, who holds arecognized post-registration critical care qualification or certification, and ideally further qualifications in education.
Language eng
DOI 10.1891/1748-6254.13.1.3
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HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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