Critical Care Workforce While it has been generally acknowledged and widely appreciated that the shortages in nursing, respiratory care practitioners and pharmacists have already reached crisis levels, there had been conflicting forecasts of the adequacy of the present and future physician labor market throughout the 1990s. Because of this, the ATS, CHEST and SCCM formed […]
Transitioning to Practice; Challenges of the Advanced Practice Providers Several factors have led to an increased need for advanced practice providers (APPS) in the ICU, including a shortage of intensivists, training hour limitations, and a growing demand for critical care services. As more APPs are called into service, making the transition from school to practice […]
The CCSC works to ensure adequate staffing solutions, expertise, and wellness of the team that provides care to critically ill patients and their families. We address allocation of ICU staff, resources and composition, diversity, burnout, teamwork and healthy work environments, nurse practitioner/physician assistant support, and competencies to insure adequate and optimized expert workforce.
The four major U.S. professional and scientific societies with an interest critical care the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) continue to work together to address issues common to members of all four organizations and the patients […]