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Commentary on: Tang CJ, Lin YP, Chan EY. ‘From expert to novice’, perceptions of general ward nurses on deployment to outbreak intensive care units during the COVID-1919 pandemic: A qualitative descriptive study. J Clin Nurs. 2021 Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/jocn.16029
Implications for practice and research
Nurses who are assigned to intensive care units (ICUs) without adequate training due to a pandemic or any disaster need to be supported both in the learning process and emotionally.
Training programmes and standards should be developed and tested with experimental studies in order to provide intensive care education in the most effective and fastest way in a state of emergency.
Shortly after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in the number of patients and the burden of care in ICUs.1 2 Organisations tried to meet the need for …
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