Critical Care Nurses’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pand emic: A US National Survey

Author(s): Jill L. Guttormson, PhD, RN, Kelly Calkins, PhD, RN, Natalie McAndrew, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, Jacklynn Fitzgerald, PhD, Holly Losurdo, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNE, and Danielle Loonsfoot, BSN, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Mar 01, 2025

Topics: COVID-19, Evidence-Based Practice, Family-Centered Care, Moral Distress

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Intensive care unit nurses in the United States experienced unprecedented and immense burden during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding these experiences provides insights into areas that must be addressed to build and sustain an ICU nurse workforce. Studies are needed to further describe nurses’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify effective resources that support ICU nurse well-being.


  • Discuss factors that increased stress experienced by ICU nurses during the pandemic.
  • Describe physical and emotional symptoms reported by ICU nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify failures of the healthcare system as perceived by ICU nurses working during the pandemic.

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