Seeking ICU Nurses to Provide Telecritical Care Support for Patients with COVID-19

Aug 31, 2021

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is partnering with the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) to find experienced ICU nurses to provide telecritical care support for patients with COVID-19 in the United States.

The volunteer assignment will last from two to four weeks. Selected volunteers will be paid an hourly rate that will be communicated to them after the selection process is complete. Previous teleICU experience is not required.

This activity supports the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s (USAMRDC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), which is deploying the National Emergency Telecritical Care Network (NETCCN). NETCCN is a cloud-based, stand-alone health information management system for the creation and coordination of flexible and extendable virtual critical care wards. These acute, virtual wards bring high-quality critical care capability to patient bedsides, whether they are in healthcare facilities, field hospitals or gymnasiums. Based on cellular communication networks, a simple mobile application and cloud computing, NETCCN supports the extension of high-quality intensive care to areas that lack adequate critical care expertise and resources necessary for the care of patients with COVID-19-related illnesses.

Selected volunteers will be contacted with additional information and will have the opportunity to enroll or decline.

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