1. Kramer, Margaret MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  2. Fultz, Julia MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  3. Smoot, Brittany MSN, RN
  4. Sutherland, Shanda MSN, RN, CHSE
  5. Wells, Nicole RRT
  6. Monroe, Martha PhD, RN
  7. Davies, Claire C. PhD, PT


Providing care for critically ill patients diagnosed with COVID-19 presented a number of challenges. Initially, few treatment strategies were available; however, evidence of pulmonary complications led to patients' need for ventilators. This article describes the rapid development and implementation of a mechanical ventilation cross-training program for acute care nurses.