COVID-19 has obviously the most important topic for both healthcare professionals, as well as the general public, worldwide for almost a year now.
With the ongoing challenge that COVID-19 has brought to the healthcare industry, we now have established education, techniques, preparation and contact hours for healthcare workers dealing with the fallout of this pandemic. It is important to be prepared individually on what to do and best safe practices when providing care for patients with this novelty virus.
The education topics include, but aren’t limited to: epidemiology, modes of transmission, protecting yourself with Personal Protective Equipment, nursing care for COVID-19 patients, basic law for nurses, ethics for nurses and much more. The amount of time our industry has dedicated to ensuring available education and safety awareness is incredible and exciting. We need it!
As healthcare workers, it is important to care for, educate and take time for ourselves to provide quality care to patients and their families with positive, safe experiences during these hardest times. We cannot stress enough the importance of being prepared and using the resources that are out there for us!
And don’t forget, you can now update your NurseFly universal profile with your COVID-19 education hours to reflect all of your hard work and effort.
Different COVID-19 Education & Resources
American Nurses Association has a FREE COVID-19 Self-Care Package for Nurses to help you during and after this crisis. Upon completion of this course, you receive 5.9 contact hours!
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has created a resource page for all nurses to support our profession during this crisis time. As we all know, nurses from all specialties can be subjected to cross-training into critical care settings due to this pandemic. You will find amazing information covering clinical, advocacy and well-being content.
One of the biggest challenges with severe cases of COVID-19 is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome aka ARDS. These patients are requiring maximum ventilation support during these times. It is important to polish up on lab values such as Arterial Blood Gases, ventilator settings and the disease processes that are complications of COVID-19. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has a FREE Covid-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator resource course. How amazing is that?! You also can get up to 4.5 hours of learning hours upon completion.