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The inhabitants of the Gaza Strip are very vulnerable. Between 2006 and 2014, Gaza Strip was the target for four Israeli offensives. The last offensive in 2014 was the worst as it continued for 51 days. According to OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), 2014) the war left 2,205 deaths and 10,895 wounded (Palestinian center for Human Rights, 2014). The influx of this huge number of casualties into the different hospitals in the Gaza Strip was a great challenge to the health care providers, especially nurses. To provide accurate and safe health care services to the people of Gaza, there should be highly qualified and well-trained healthcare providers, including nurses. Because of the complicated situation in the Gaza Strip, there is a severe shortage in equipment, medication, and medical supplies. Moreover, because of the inability of the nurses to travel outside the Gaza Strip, there are not enough well-trained nurses to work in critical care areas such as intensive care units and coronary care units. Therefore, one of the fields that Gaza Strip needs badly is having well-trained critical care nurses to work in different acute care departments.
Critical care nursing is a specialty, which exists to care for patients who are experiencing life-threatening health crises. Aided by sophisticated technology, nursing the critically ill patient is continuous and intensive. The challenge of the work, the required level of knowledge and critical thinking all play a role, which contributes to saving lives. Working in a critical care area requires a strong knowledge base in hemodynamics, technical skills and critical thinking skills, and they all contribute to your professional and personnel satisfaction.
The critical care nurse, works collaboratively within the inter-professional team, and is responsible for coordinating patient care using each member’s unique talents and scope of practice to meet patient and family needs. The critically ill patient must be cared for with an appreciation of his or her wholeness, integrity, and relation to family and environment. Critical care nurses plan, coordinate and implement care with the health care team to meet the physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of the patients and their families. The critical care nurse must balance the need for the technological environment with the need for safety, privacy, dignity and comfort. Critical care nurses are at the forefront of critical care science and technology. Lifelong learning and the spirit of enquiry are essential for the critical care nurse to enhance professional competencies and to advance nursing practice. The critical care nurse’s ability to make sound clinical nursing judgments is based on a solid foundation of knowledge and experience.
This program is designed to provide nurses with critical care skills to enable them to work in different areas of critical care such as Intensive Care Units (Surgical, medical, neurological, cardiac care units, burn units, and emergency rooms) and emergency department. These skills are very important for nurses to have during the time of COVID-19 where too many patients now are in bad need for critical care and the number of patients admitted to ICUs are much higher than other days.