FeatureICU buddy staffing to combat COVID-19Schneider, Brian C. PhD, RN, NE-BC; Schneider, Steven P. MSN, RN, CCRNAuthor Information At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, N.Y., Brian Schneider is a patient care director for the neuroscience critical care nursing department and Steven Schneider is a nurse administrator. Acknowledgment: The authors would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the neuroscience ICU nursing staff. Your efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated your commitment to the nursing profession, your colleagues, and providing quality care to our patients. Your dedication, commitment, and sacrifices during this time will always be remembered. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Nursing Management (Springhouse): October 2020 - Volume 51 - Issue 10 - p 36-42 doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000698120.30583.be Buy Metrics Read about a New York City medical center that was challenged by an influx of patients with COVID-19 to expand ICU care, leading them to create a buddy staffing model by pairing an ICU nurse with a non-ICU nurse to meet staffing needs. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.