Special Membership Fees for N&AHPs

SPECIAL OFFER: From now on, N&AHPs can take advantage of a special membership fee of only 60 euros per year. Join our ESICM community and benefit from all the advantages the Society offers.

Don’t miss out on all of the excitement next year… Watch out for Abstract submission dates and congress updates for LIVES 2019 in Berlin, PLUS news about future workshops for N&AHP designed to help you achieve success in your professional career !

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The First professional intensive care app designed for nurses, by nurses!

Test version available
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Would you like to get involved in N&AHP initiatives?

Do you have ideas for future projects or collaborations?

All questions and comments are welcome!

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The International Nursing Advanced Competency-based Training for Intensive Care study (INACTIC). The objective of this project is to define the core competencies required of a nurse working at an advanced level in intensive care and to develop a curriculum from these competencies.

Consensus methods will be used to enable interested stakeholders (ICU nurses, educators, patients and their relatives) from across Europe to identify and prioritise core competencies, which will be internationally applicable but able to accommodate local requirements. Following development of the competencies, they will be tested in a number of countries to determine applicability, feasibility and acceptability. A curriculum will be developed, based on the competencies, and a prototype educational resource will be developed from existing ESICM resources.

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If you are an intensive care nurse with a minimum of 5 years’ experience and working clinically on average 1 day a week in the ICU, we need your input.

Participate in our survey:  Survey

If you wish to share the survey with your colleagues you can also use the survey translated in other languages.

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Research – Trials

Evidence of Infection Prevention in Intensive Care Nurses’ Daily Practice. The EVIDENCE-study is a project that aims to evaluate intensive care nurses’ knowledge of evidence-based guidelines.

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Infection Control in the ICU: The Nurse Perspective

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The role of nurses working in emergency and critical care environments in the prevention of intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections

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A Multicentre International One-Day Prevalence Study on Pressure Injuries in Intensive Care Units.

The objective of this study is to provide an up-to-date, global picture of the extent and patterns of pressure injuries in ICUs.

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This is the 2nd study from the VIP (very old intensive care patient) network within HSRO section in ESICM. It is the recipient of one of the ESICM Clinical Research Awards 2017.

The main goal of this multinational study, mainly in Europe, is to describe the burden of care for informal care-givers of octogenarians, with regards to burden of care, post-traumatic stress and anxiety & depression. Read more

Research – Surveys

NAPMA: Nurse & AHP membership survey. We are interested as a society in the views of both our members and potential members on what membership means to you and how we can improve what we do.

Survey about non-physician providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) on the ICU in Europe

Survey organised by Herman Kreeftenberg, HSRO section

Relevant research

Benbenishty J et al. The migrant crisis and the importance of developing cultural competence in the intensive care unit
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NutritionDay in Nursing Homes – The Association of Nutritional Intake and Nutritional Interventions With 6-Month Mortality in Malnourished Residents.
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Article Reviews

How Paediatric ICU nurses in Australia empower the families of the dying children
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Nutritional support for critically ill children: What, when & how?
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Semi-recumbent position & pressure ulcers: The CAPCRI study
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The State of Critical Care Nursing in Europe: An International Survey
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True Blood: Blood sampling practice across three intensive care settings
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Endotracheal suctioning using normal saline instillation: A gap between evidence and practice
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How to communicate with families regarding treatment withdrawal
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Suggested videos

N&AHP Update 2018

N&AHP Chair Carole Boulanger updates us on the numerous activities from the nurses and allied healthcare professionals group, including an exciting new educational course, practical smartphone App, nurse-led research study and LIVES 2018 abstracts…

Contact N&AHP here: nahp@esicm.org.

DecubICUs: One-Day Prevalence Study on Pressure Injuries

Often considered a healthcare complication of the past, pressure injuries sadly remain an issue for long term ICU patients – one that threatens the safety of these patients and as such, requires study and ultimately, solutions.

The objective of this multicentre International one-day prevalence study from the ESICM Trials Group is to provide an up-to-date, international “global” picture of the extent and patterns of pressure injuries in ICUs.

Co-PI Stijn Blot describes the rationale for DecubICUs and outlines the aims.

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PICC use in the ICU:
Benefits & Pitfalls

Stijn Blot discusses considerations surrounding the use of peripherally-inserted central catheters versus central venous catheters in the ICU in this icTV interview.

Where are we in Europe?

In this icTV interview, Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Carole Boulanger describes the rationale for advanced nursing training and updates on the current state of practice in UK and Europe.