ICU staffing remained stable as pandemic tests its limits

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  • Despite the extreme conditions, most of Sweden's intensive care nurses have stayed on the job during the pandemic.
  • Swedish Radio asked the country's 21 regions as well as the hospital administrations in major cities about recruitment for ICU staff from 2019 until the spring of 2021.
  • The majority said staffing remained stable and about half said the number of applications for ICU jobs increased.