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EfCCNa welcomes 34 member organisation: SPEDC

The Portuguese Society of Critical Care Nurses (SPEDC) is a scientific, non-profit association, made up of Nurses, whose area of interest and/or professional activity is one of the following: Pre-hospital Emergency, Urgency and Intensive Care.
SPEDC's purpose is research, training and management in the area of health, more precisely in the field of Critically Ill Patients.
SPEDC will guide its internal activity by principles of solidarity between members, and its social and scientific activity by concerns of scientific rigor, professional ethics and deontology, as well as by a sense of service to the community, based on 5 major pillars: Innovation, Dissemination, Education, Training and Information.


Sónia Sousa represents SPEDC in the EfCCNa Council

Sónia is a Critical Care Specialist Nurse that has worked 15 years in the Emergency Room and has been in the Intensive Care in the last 6 years in Arrábida Local Health Unit, Setúbal. Since 2008 she also works has a pre-hospital Emergency nurse and has served 10 years in the Emergency Helicopter. Charge Nurse since 2012 and since 2023 she's the Vice-Chair on the Advisory and Scientific Board at Portuguese Society of Critical Care Nurses. She's got two post-graduation course , beside the specialist course and is currently a PhD student at Nova Medical School and Évora Universiy.