Critical Care and Flight Nursing
A critical care nurse is ‘a registered nurse who has the right knowledge, skills, and competencies to meet the needs of a critically ill patient without direct supervision. The knowledge, skills and competencies they require to nurse critically ill patients should reflect the level of patient need, rather than being determined by the patient care environment (for example, a high dependency or intensive care unit).’ (RCN, 2003, Guidance for nursing staff in critical care). Flight nursing is the specialty concerned with nurses working in any flight setting. Use this guide to find information resources related to critical care and flight nursing including books, reports and journal articles.
This programme will provide the participant with resources to support an introduction to critical care for the nursing and midwifery workforce. It is free for everyone to access.
Systematic reviews from the Cochrane Library. Topics include pain and anaesthesia
NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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