Human Resources Shortness in Intensive Care: A Need for a Public Policy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Norton Perez-Gutierrez
M.D., Chief, Department of Surgery and Critical Care
Hospital Departamental de Villavicencio, Corporación Clínica
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Villavicencio, Colombia
Tel: +57 (86) 672 9698
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 28, 2016; Accepted date: June 14, 2016; Published date: June 21, 2016
Citation: Perez-Gutierrez N, Rodriguez-Darabos EI (2016) Human Resources Shortness in Intensive Care: A Need for a Public Policy. J Perioper Crit Intensive Care Nurs 2:120. doi:10.4172/2471-9870.1000120
Copyright: © 2016 Perez-Gutierrez N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Critical care patients are severely ill and have a potentially deadly condition that requires a special care. Advanced health technology is required, but well trained staff is specially needed to provide acute care with higher intensity than a patient in a general ward. Nevertheless, human resources are lacking, hard to get and to retain and desertion rate is high with low periods of permanence. This requires institutional, national and public strategies to improve stability of ICU staff in order to advance in teamwork and clinical outcome.