EFCCNAEuropean Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations
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We encourage integration of research and clinical practice in the other federations and societies (for example, EfCCNa and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine) and perhaps one day NOFI will no longer be necessary.
La revista fue lanzada originalmente como CONNECT: Enfermeria de Cuidado Critico en Europa, en Enero de 2001, en asociacion con la EfCCNa. En el 2003 se convirtio en la revista oficial de la WFCCN, resultando en un cambio de titulo que refleja su mayor publico; CONNECT: El Mundo de la Enfermeria de Cuidado Critico.
It is an on-line nursing journal, published four times per year and available free via the web site to all individuals and associations that are members or not of WFCCN and the European Federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa)-reaching an estimated 120,000 critical care nurses all over the world (Fulbrook & Harrison, 2003).
The Journal was launched originally as CONNECT: Critical Care Nursing in Europe, in January 2001, in association with EfCCNa. In 2003 it became the official journal of WFCCN, resulting in a title change that reflected its wider readership; CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing.
Several representatives from the European federation of Critical Care Nursing associations (EfCCNa), including myself, were there to participate in and witness the occasion, during which an inaugural WFCCN Council of eight member countries was elected.
I think, for the purpose of this editorial, I will talk about the achievements of both EfCCNa and WFCCN, since their histories are linked.
EfCCNa has gone from strength to strength and now has around 25 member countries, many of whom are also represented in WFCCN.