A Review of Critical Care Nursing and Disease Outbreak Preparedness Makamure, Miranda; Makamure, Muriel; Mendiola, Williane; More Makamure, Miranda; Makamure, Muriel; Mendiola, Williane; Renteria, Daisy; Repp, Melissa; Willden, Azshwee Less Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 32(4):157-161, July/August 2013. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: The impact of disease outbreaks continues to increase globally. Critical care nurses (CCNs) as front-line staff are more likely to be confronted with the need to care for affected patients. With different pathological diseases emerging, CCNs play an integral role in disease outbreaks. The advanced skill set of CCNs is pivotal in the management and care of patients during an outbreak. Lack of planning and preparation prior to disease outbreaks leads to detrimental patient outcomes.