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Nurses Aren't Interchangeable

In the hardest hit regions of COVID-19, mostly due to bad public health policies, redeployment of nursing staff is one tool to staff ICUs. ER nurses are often the first to moved. But the skills aren't interchangeable. Each discipline has very specific competencies. Care suffers when different disciplines need to extend themselves. Here's another thread on the subject. Nurse redeployment & ICU capacity - LONG thread. Nurses aren't interchangeable. We're highly skilled, educated, evidence-informed professionals. The @canadanurses certifies 22 specialties from premature babies to burns to hospice, though there are almost 100 specialties. — Matthew J Douma (@matthewjdouma) September 26, 2021