Critical Care Resources

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the US, the number of critically ill patients is expected to increase. CRNAs can play a critical APRN role in managing the delivery of patient care and leverage their expertise in rapid systems assessment, airway management, ventilatory support, vascular volume resuscitation, triage, emergency preparedness, and resource management to support their facilities.  The resources below are provided as reference for working in a critical care setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AANA Positions

Webinars and Facebook Live Events

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Critical Care Resource Links


Disaster Preparedness

ICU Preparedness

Patient Education

Informed Consent and Advance Directives

Demographic Characteristics of Patients Requiring Critical Care

Critical Care Clinical Evaluation and Risk Factors

Anesthesia Machines as Ventilators

ICU Clinical Management

ICU Discharge Planning

Ethical Considerations

Policy Templates, Appropriate PPE, N95 Masks, and Respirators and Other Resources

Additional COVID-19 Resources


The resources on this page may incorporate or summarize views, guidelines, or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled and presented in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the views of the AANA. Links to third-party websites are inserted for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of the material on those sites, or of any associated organization.  The resources on this page are for information only and are not medical or legal advice. They are not official AANA policy (unless indicated) and they do not supersede laws, regulations, or government directives or dictate the decisions of the individual CRNA or facility.