Journal article

A critical care pandemic staf fi ng framework in Australia

Andrea P Marshall, Danielle E Austin, Di Chamberlain, Lee-anne S Chapple, Michele Cree, Kate Fetterplace, Michelle Foster, Amy Freeman-Sanderson, Rachel Fyfe, Bernadette A Grealy, Alison Hodak, Anthony Holley, Peter Kruger, Geraldine Kucharski, Wendy Pollock, Emma Ridley, Penny Stewart, Peter Thomas, Kym Torresi, Linda Williams

AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pandemics and the large-scale outbreak of infectious disease can significantly impact morbidity and mortality worldwide. The impact on intensive care resources can be significant and often require modification of service delivery, a key element which includes rapid expansion of the critical care workforce. Pandemics are also unpredictable, which necessitates rapid decision-making and action which, in the lack of experience and guidance, may be extremely challenging. Recognising the potential strain on intensive care units (ICUs), particularly on staffing, a working group was formed for the purpose of developing recommendations to support decision-making during rapid service expan..

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