Nurses Responsibilities on Providing Enteral Nutrition to the Critically Ill Patient - EfCCNa Position Paper

19 October 2020
In ICU, one of the nurse's roles is to ensure proper nutrition support to facilitate their recovery. However, few nutrition protocols for nurses are found. The European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa) position statement provides ICU nurses with evidenced guidelines regarding caring for critically ill...

Prevalence, associated factors and outcomes of pressure injuries in adult intensive care unit patients: the DecubICUs study

09 October 2020
Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are particularly susceptible to developing pressure injuries. Epidemiologic data is however unavailable. We aimed to provide an international picture of the extent of pressure injuries and factors associated with ICU-acquired pressure injuries in adult ICU patients.   We are happy to announce t...

Pain management during the withholding and withdrawal of life support in critically ill patients at the end-of-life: a systematic review and meta-analysis

30 September 2020
This review of 13 international papers on pain control in end of life and withdrawal from life support showed that pain control mainly includes opioids and benzodiazepines. The dosages of these exceed those recommended by guidelines. Despite consistency among guidelines, there is significant variability in practices in end-of-life care. Early co...

COVID-19 Skills Preparation Course

26 September 2020
Provision of Training on Intensive Care Medicine Skills for Health Professionals Not Regularly Working on Intensive Care Units ESICM is currently working for the European Commission to develop and deliver a training programme in Intensive Care fundamentals for healthcare professionals not regularly working in Intensive Care ...

The WHO Academy’s COVID-19 mobile learning app

14 September 2020
Now available for health workers The WHO Academy’s mobile learning app was developed specifically for health workers and is designed to enable them to expand their life-saving skills to battle COVID-19. It delivers mobile access to a wealth of COVID-19 knowledge resources developed by WHO, including up-to-the-minute guidance, tool...

COVID-19 pandemic personal protective equipment (PPE): Guidance for intensive care

01 August 2020
Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) guidance is developed on the best evidence available at any given time. It is for individual organisations to determine how best to implement it in order to protect their staff & patients. These guidelines are written in support of critical care delivery and offer a pragmatic interpretation of the cur...

New Council Member Slovenia

04 July 2020
Anton, a critical care nurse from Slovenia with a master's degree in nursing is working as the head of the intensive care unit at the University Clinic for Lung Diseases and Allergy Golnik. He has been leading the ICU since 2015. In addition to taking care of the entire organization in the department, he is committed to the professionalism and t...

9th EfCCNa Congress 2021, The Netherlands

01 July 2020
Critical Care Nurses mark your calendar: due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 9th EfCCNa Congress has been postponed from March 2021 to September 22 - 25, 2021. We invite you to join this international nursing conference with a focus on enhancing the care of patients, their families and staff in critical care through teaching and sharing best evide...

Change in Council representation for Slovenia

19 June 2020
Dejan Dobersek represented the Slovenian Society Nurses and Medical Technicians for Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Transfusiology in EfCCNa for quite a long time.  Recently he was activly involved in the organisation of the 8th EfCCNa Congress, held in Ljubljana in February 2019. We thank him very much for his commitment, it was always ...
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ANIARTI and COVID-19 epidemic

09 March 2020
The Italian Critical Care Nurses represented by #Aniarti are working hard at the moment. We believe that it is important to share our first impressions and experiences on what we learned in the first days of the COVID-19 epidemic. It is essential to keep in mind that the rapid evolution of infection clusters can set up an emergency situ...
Change in Finnish Council Representation

Change in Finnish Council Representation

17 February 2020
There is a change in the representation of the Finnish Critical Care Nursing organisation within the EfCCNa council. Kaisa Jacobsson is leaving her post as Council member due to her professional development and handed over to her colleague Maarit Lönn. Maarit is an ICU nurse from middle of Finland, Kuopio. Kuopio has about 120 000 inh...

Publish your paper with Connect

18 November 2019
November 18, 2019 PUBLISH YOUR PAPER WITH CONNECT: The Official WFCCN Journal!CONNECT Platform is now live at SPRINGER PUBLISHING!  We are reaching out to you calling for high quality submissions. Please submit your research, review, case study, reflection, practice development or important news item with CONNECT. Publicati...

Newsletter 2/2019 is online

14 November 2019
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Good Bye Biljana, Iben and thank you Drago

14 November 2019
Thank you very much Biljana Savic from Serbia and Iben Tousgaard from Denmark for your participation in EfCCNa as national representative in the last years. It was great working with you. The EfCCNa family wishes you all the best for your future and we hope to see you at the next congress 2021. Drago Satosek, current EfCCNa treasurer gave ov...

New Danish Council Member - Pernille Madsen

14 November 2019
Pernille has been working within IC for the past 24 years at multidisciplinary  intensive care units in the Copenhagen area. She has been nurse manager for 10 years, and responsible for the education of critical care nurses in the unit, for the past 10 years. Nowadays she is concentrating working on clinical education in critical care nursi...

Welcome Pierre-Ives Blanchard

14 November 2019
  Pierre-Ives Blanchard is the new French representative in the Council.   He is the successor of Daniel Benlahouès, who is one of the founding  members of EfCCNa and a Fellow, too.   Pierre-Ives is the current President of the French Critical Care Nursing   Society SFISI.  


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The European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations (EfCCNa) is a formal network of critical care nursing associations in Europe.