ANA Issues Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines

March 27, 2020

ANA is issuing guidance related to crisis standards of care.  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.

ANA Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines

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