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ANA issues guidance on crisis standard of care amid the current pandemic, a timely resource for registered nurses nationwide

Posted 4 months ago by Charlotte Baez Diaz

On March 27th, the American Nurses Association (ANA) released a guide on Crisis Standard of Care for registered nurses. 

"In a pandemic, nurses can find themselves operating in environments demanding a balance between time-limited crisis standards of care and longstanding professional standards of care.  This guidance applies to decisions about care made during extreme circumstances such as those resulting from emergencies, disasters or pandemics like COVID-19. ANA recommends that this guidance be used to inform discussions at the regional and facility level, while also informing nurses about crisis standards of care," stated ANA VP of Nursing Programs Cheryl Peterson.

You may refer to the guide at https://s3.amazonaws.com/nursing-network/production/files/93017/original/FINAL_Crisis_Standards_of_Care__28003_29-ANA.pdf?1585322273. Or at georgianurses.org, "Nursing Practice."

About ANA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.

ANA is the mother association of the state nurses associations.