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10th EfCCNa Congress 2025

05 January 2024
The 10th EfCCNa Congress is going to be held in Bologna, Italy. More information will follow ....

New Council member from Spain

25 November 2023
I am Cecilia and I have been working as an intensive care nurse at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona for more than 20 years. I have a PhD in nursing from the University of Barcelona. Researching patient empowerment to help reduce Post ICU syndrome. In addition, I teach at the University of Barcelona in both undergraduate and master's programs in ...

EfCCNa welcomes new representative for Iceland - Hrönn Birgisdottir

22 November 2023
  Hrönn is a clinical nurse specialist in critical care nursing and is beginning her PhD study in nursing. Her focus is on quality and quality indicators. She works in a mixed intensive care unit at the Landspitali University Hospital, one of three intensive care units in Iceland. She has 22 years of experience working in Intensive care an...

New representative of the Czech Republic - Mario Pytel

22 November 2023
I am soldier/nurse working for the field hospital in the Czech Republic and have been to missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and naval mission Mediterranean. When I'm not engaged in the army, I mostly work in the ICU at the University hospital in Brno as a critical care specialist. I am a member of the presidium and the intensive care sect...

EfCCNa welcomes its 32 member association

22 November 2023
  The Czech Association of Nurses is an expert, professional, volunteer, non-profit and non-political organization with legal subjectivity. It is the largest professional organization of nurses and other health care professionals in the Czech Republic. It is open to all nurses and other health care professionals regardless of their n...

Norway's new Representative in the EfCCNa Council

18 November 2023
My name is Julie Berntsen from Norway. I am a member of the National Board of the Norwegian association of Critical Care nurses. I have been a registered nurse since 2015 and have worked at the ICU in Diakonhjemmet hospital in Oslo for the last 5 years.  I received my masters in advanced practice critical care nursing with my thesis “Build...

Empathy and Solidarity with Critical Care Nursing Colleagues and all heathcare workers in Israel and Gaza.

11 October 2023
The European federation of Critical Care Nurses associations wants to take a moment to express its deepest empathy and unwavering support for our colleagues in Israel and Gaza, who are currently working under the difficult conditions of war. As healthcare professionals, we understand the immense pressure, emotional toll, and physical demands th...

Try the experience of exchange

19 June 2023
I am a nurse in the polytrauma ICU of the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid. My visit to Cyprus was scheduled before the pandemic, so when I was contacted again, I was overjoyed. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to see a healthcare system from the inside. Jelena facilitated all the conversations with the coordinator in Cyp...

International Journal of Critical Care May 2023

19 June 2023
Vol. 17 No. 1 (2023): International Journal of Critical Care This issue focuses on special topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  PUBLISHED: 2023-05-01 click here to go to the journal

Exchange Programme - from the Republic of Cyprus to Sweden

05 June 2023
’So much of who we are is where we have been’’ once said by William Langewiesche. With this quote I would like to start this brief report of how my experience at the Karolinska University Hospital affected my mindset, emotional intelligence and knowledge. Through the Erasmus learning program and the valuable help of EfCCNa I was able to travel t...

Exchange Programme - Italy meets Sweden

05 June 2023
In the end it finally happened, after long waiting due to the pandemic I’ve been able to attend my exchange program appointed by EfCCNa. I spent a wonderful week at Karolinska University hospital in Stockholm, Sweden from May 20 to 27. As a critical care nurse I can now confirm this experience can be considered a cornerstone of our profession.&n...

EfCCNa welcomes new council member for Israel

21 May 2023
Alex Furmanov, the new representative for Israel is a nurse for already 32 years and works in the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem as a head nurse of Neurosurgery and Cardiac Surgery ICU's. During the pandemic he served as a head nurse of the COVID ICU, also. In 2017 he received his Master degree with the thesis 'Acceptance...

Nicole Lee follows Ian Naldrett as British Council member

06 May 2023
NEW British Council member: during the Skopje meeting Ian Naldrett introduced Nicole Lee as his successor. Here is her introduction: My name is Nicole Lee from the United Kingdom I sit on the National Board for BACCN (British Association of Critical Care Nurses). My background is Burns Intensive Care speciality, Critical Care Nursing E...

New Dutch Council Representaion

02 May 2023
During the EfCCNa Spring Council meeting in beautiful Skopje, North-Macedonia the Dutch representation in the EfCCNa Council has changed: Margo van Mol and Paul Rood took over the post  from  Frederique Paulus. Margo van Mol worked in the ICU for almost 30 years as a clinical nurse (registered). She holds an MSc in Health Psychology a...

Research Grant 2022

02 May 2023
EfCCNa is happy to announce the winner of the Research Grant 2022: Congratulation to Adriano Friganović, Croatia, who got awarded for his investigation about the         Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Nurses working in  COVID-19 settings Croatia and Poland  

International Journal of Critical Care 

06 April 2023
We are delighted to promote the 'International Journal of Critical Care', the official journal of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. The 'International Journal of Critical Care' is an open access, peer reviewed journal publishing a wide array of articles and research papers promoting evidence-based best practice in Critical Car...