consideration for staffing an Intensive Care Unit

W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hat are the factors that should go into consideration for staffing an Intensive Care Unit. Please provide evidence base concentrating on the staffing numbers, ratios, shift patterns and seniority. This is a 2,000 word essay excluding references. Points will be awarded for: 1. Clear introduction outlining design of ICU taking and taking into account acuity of patients (30 points) 2. Evidence base which has informed the current UK guidelines on staffing the ICU (40 points) 3. Short conisderation on managing staffing in the face of surges in deman​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​d (pandemics and major incidents) (20 points) 4. Conclusions on what you think still needs to be explored and studied. (10 points) This document will help you think about this topic: Here is the GPICS guidelines for provision of intensive care services by Faculty of Ithe Intensive Care Medicine and Intensive Care Scoiety. There is a section n staffing in here and this should help get you started: GPICS-2 document And one from Life in the Fast Lane:

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