Rapid Critical Care Training of Nurses in the Surge Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Diana Brickman, BSN, RN, CCRN-K; Andrew Greenway, MSN, RN, CCRN, AGCNS-BC; Kathryn Sobocinski, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN; Hanh Thai, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN; Ashley Turick, BSN, RN, CCRN; Kevin Xuereb, MSN, MSEd, RN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN; Danielle Zambardino, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN; Philip S. Barie, MD, MBA, Master CCM; Susan I. Liu, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN

Disclosures

Am J Crit Care. 2020;29(5):e104-e107. 

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Results

A total of 413 nurses completed the training within 10 days; 241 of these nurses had completed a questionnaire before receiving the instruction. Their years of experience—as a nurse, in their current position, and in the ICU—are shown in Figure 1. A unique feature of this curriculum was its ability to be adapted to the needs of the learners in each group, which improved the efficiency of content delivery (Figure 2). For example, certified registered nurse anesthetists required less emphasis on pharmacotherapy but more focus on ICU documentation than did other groups (as anesthesia records are maintained in a separate documentation program).

Figure 1.

Participants' years of nursing experience, by department.
Abbreviations: CRNA, certified registered nurse anesthetist; Med-surg, medical/surgical unit; OR, operating room; PACU, postanesthesia care unit.

Figure 2.

Curriculum adaptations for various nurse learning groups. Note that the black circle does not represent 1 hour.
Abbreviations: CRNA, certified registered nurse anesthetist; CRRT, continuous renal replacement therapy; Med-surg, medical/surgical unit; OR, operating room; PACU, postanesthesia care unit.

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