August 16, 2021: The Alabama Board of Nursing shared information related to the Governor's order. This communication on the Governor's Proclamation will go out to all employers, CNO’s, credentialing staff, HR, and ALAHA today. It is an updated version of what was sent in April of 2020.
March 16, 2021: The American Nurses Association (ANA), along with 19 other leading nursing and healthcare organizations launched COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses, an educational resource to bring “critical, current, and culturally sensitive COVID-19 vaccine information to the nation’s nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic and those caring for patients in every community across the country.”
Sources of Support
Alabama Crisis Division of Care
Alabama Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Psychological Association
American Society of Suicidology
Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resources Coalition
Helpful Websites for Grieving
YouTube Videos for Nurses
- Nurses on Death & Dying
- How to Deal With Loss as a Nurse
- Coping With Patient Death
- Dealing With Death as a Nurse
- Nurses Grieve Too: A Personal & Professional Look at Grief
- Life of a COVID-19 Nurse at Harborview's ICU/UW Medicine
- ICU Nurse Talks About COVID-19
- Inside an ICU During COVID-19: How Doctors and Nurses are Coping as They Battle to Save Patients
YouTube Videos for Nurses on Anxiety & Depression During COVID-19
- How to Improve Your Anxiety and Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Coronavirus: Anxiety and Depression
- How a COVID-19 Nurse is Managing Her Own Anxiety
- Dealing With Anxiety | Nursing
- ER Dr. Durving COVID-19 | Anxiety, Depression, and Mental Health Recovery
- Coronavirus | Dealing With Anxiety & Mental Health During a Pandemic
- Managing Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19
- Expert Shares Tips on Dealing With COVID-19 Related Anxiety and Depression
- How to Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19
- 6 Mental Health Tips During COVID-19 for 2021 (and beyond)
Alabama Department of Public Health
- ADPH COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard
- Health Hot Line: 1-888-293-8888
American Heart Association
American Nurses Association
- ANA's General Guidelines
- COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID-19 Video Education Series & Mental Health Support
In these videos, you will learn how to successfully manage your mental health needs while caring for COVID-19 patients, as well as the best and most up-to-date tools to stay strong and focused on your vitally important work and find calmness in the chaos.
Be Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients during this COVID-19 Pandemic:This important on-demand webinar focuses on the current PPE guidelines for supply optimization and how to maintain personnel safety. Register now and receive access to this online, on-demand webinar and view it anytime, anywhere. Register at https://bit.ly/2xt1rRQ
- Guiding Principles for Nurses and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Medscape Clinical Guidelines
- New Guidelines on Use and Reuse of PPE for COVID-19 (4/30/20)
- Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing PPE-related Skin Damage
- American Heart Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for CPR Training & Resuscitation
Caring for Patients with Chronic Respiratory Diseases during the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Clinical Practice Guidelines - April 2020
- CMS Recommendation for Re-Opening America
- ELNEC Support for Nurses During COVID-19
- Ethical dilemmas facing nurses during the Coronavirus Crisis: Addressing moral distress
- How Debt Can Impact Health
- Multisource Daily Tracking COVID-19 Map (Created by Samford Geography Professor Jonathan Fleming)
- Prevention & Management of PPE-related Skin Damage
- WHO Educational Resources for Patients, Family & Friends
- Guide to Living With Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
- Six Tips for Nurses Coping With the COVID-19 Pandemic
- I'm a Nurse and I Grieve - How to Cope With Patient Death
- The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Workers and Interventions to Help Them
- The Psychological and Mental Impact of COVID-19
General Safety Practices
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following:
Find Local Information
- Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.
Follow Official Sources for Accurate Information
- Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA’s rumor control page.
- Beware of fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit Office of Inspector General’s COVID-19 fraud alert page.
Know the Signs & Symptoms
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk
- Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.
Protect Yourself & Family
- Implement steps to prevent illness (e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched surfaces daily).
Create a Household Plan
Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily activities due to COVID-19 in the community.
- Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know how to get food delivered if possible.
- Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
- Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.
Stay Informed About Emergency Plans
Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.