American Public Health Association
Responding to COVID-19: A Science-Based Approach
Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, this webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.
In the first COVID-19 Conversations webinar, the lineup of public health, medical and emergency experts shared the science on social distancing as well as strategies to support it. And they explored how findings from past pandemics — as well as the current one — can shape responses today.
The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar: discussed benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations; examined strategies for mitigating mental health impacts; and explored what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.
The third COVID-19 Conversations webinar examined early data on disease spread, potential treatment options, and some of the ethical implications that are even further complicated in the midst of a pandemic.
The fourth COVID-19 Conversations webinar focused on enacting crisis standards of care during a pandemic, practical considerations for public health departments and hospital systems, and ethical considerations.
This webinar gave an update on testing for COVID-19, what data different tests will provide, how we can use that data to inform plans to ease physical distancing, and the equity issues we must all consider regarding what populations can access testing and how we can ensure equal access for all.
The sixth COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on minority communities, what we can do now to combat these disturbing health inequities, and what we can learn from past pandemics about how to provide equitable care to all.
The seventh COVID-19 Conversations webinar explored how public health, economic, and workforce priorities can be balanced to ensure a safe reopening of the country; how models can inform reopening and what data is still needed; how a nationwide testing strategy can support reopening strategies; and how to ensure the public has reliable, actionable, and understandable data to guide their personal decision-making.
As we look forward to the summer months, what can we expect to see as states and communities loosen restrictions? The webinar explored how the normal course of events, including warming weather, tornadoes and hurricanes, months of stay at-home orders and loosening of restrictions, combine to impact health and well-being.
The ninth COVID-19 Conversations webinar covered the basics of vaccine development, how developing a vaccine for COVID-19 differs from "traditional" vaccine development, and what actions can be taken now and in the coming months to ensure our supply chain is ready to manufacture millions of doses of a vaccine.
The tenth COVID-19 Conversations webinar discussed how scientists are learning to treat COVID-19, including presentations on: how scientists have adapted clinical trials to respond to the restrictions and requirements of a pandemic response; best practices in clinical care for those with COVID-19 right now; and promising therapeutics and preventive drugs currently enrolled in clinical trials globally.
The eleventh COVID-19 Conversations webinar covered the variety of considerations being weighed before reopening colleges and universities in fall 2020, including the role of testing and contact tracing, responding to outbreaks, if sports can safely resume, and other strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while allowing education to continue.
Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba
We looked at recognizing common cognitive, affective and behavioural responses that frontline healthcare providers may experience during pandemics and how these may impact performance and wellness. We then discussd evidence-based strategies to manage intense emotional responses, enhance wellness in high-stress situations and how to take steps to mitigate harm.
During this Talk Tuesday we focused on specific questions from members and went more in-depth regarding strategies to enhance psychological health, build resilience and discuss how these might need to change over time as the pandemic evolves.
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the critical role of public health. This Talk Tuesday forum will feature the challenging reality facing community health nurses, their roles and innovative practices to support and protect the health of communities.
In today's healthcare environment it is easy to get discouraged and burdened by resource limitations and the complex challenges our patients face daily. Covid-19 has impacted us all, both personally and professionally. The nursing profession has endless opportunity to embrace one's passion within traditional and innovative roles. Dream big and step out in faith to embrace the nurse you want to be.
Barbara shares some background on coronaviruses in general, compares this COVID-19 outbreak to SARS and MERS outbreaks and explains the timeline of this COVID-19 outbreak. She then goes into detail about communicability and incubation periods before assuring us that there is no evidence that our dogs and cats could spread COVID-19.
This forum during Nursing Week will showcased the ICN/CNA theme and celebrate nurses as leaders, featuring Manitoba’s own Claire Betker, past president of the Canadian Nurses Association. She shares her impressive personal journey of nursing leadership, as well describes how the national nursing priorities and pandemic response relate to us at the provincial level.
We'll discuss how the role of a primary care nurse has shifted and adapted during COVID-19. The presenters will share their successes, challenges, and stories and discuss what they have done personally and as a team to cope and thrive during these unprecedented times.
Hear how the role of a primary care nurse has shifted and adapted during COVID-19. The presenters share their successes, challenges, and stories and discuss what they have done personally and as a team to cope and thrive during these unprecedented times.
Hear from the co-founders of Project Safe Audience (PSA). PSA provides peer-based harm reduction services and training to members of the rave and festival communities to mitigate the risks associated with high-risk party activities.
With the need for social distancing and people staying home during COVID-19, PSA received several requests for information around the self-exploration of psychedelics. The PSA team changed its focus (for the time being) to increasing its organizational knowledge in this area.
In this fast-paced time of system change, nurses have had to adapt their practice on a minute to minute basis - new PPE practices, testing guidelines, and clinical care plans. Information often comes from the top down, but what about understanding system change from the bottom up? Sarah Painter shares her story about frontline providers transitioning to a new critical care helicopter environment and how those lessons relate in the context of nurses’ practice in a global pandemic.
Who would have thought that the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife would have shone such a spotlight on nurses?! Join us for an inspirational presentation by Amy Deagle, Founder & CEO of The International Network of Nurse Leaders. Her call to action is for all of us to seize the opportunity to shift away from the "just" a nurse mentality into powerful agents for change. Nurses, more than ever, we truly do have the power to change the world ... so let's get started!
Many of the decisions we make in health care are inherently ethical. They challenge values and principles and often cause moral distress. Today, more than ever, ethical decision making and moral distress are a regular part of nursing work. This presentation will explore the experience of moral distress in nursing practice and suggest ways to address it.
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
On May 13, 2020. the CFNU hosted a webinar for parliamentarians; this was a key opportunity for Canada's lawmakers to learn about infectious disease preparedness and response, as well as lessons learned from the 2003 SARS outbreak.
Canadian Nurses Association
Coffee with Claire — Conversations on COVID-19 with CNA’s president
CNA heard from members that among all the emerging science and social media opinions circulating, there is a need for current, reliable evidence-based information on COVID-19. In response, CNA president, Claire Betker, hosts a series of conversations with experts and question-answer sessions on COVID-19 with nurses across Canada.
Community health nursing: facing the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has redirected community health nursing practice in Canada. The daily reality of infectious disease control and management, as well as emergency management, emulates the expected practices found in the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model & Standards of Practice. This webinar is an opportunity to explore current and dynamic evidence shaping the shifting nursing roles in the community to protect the health of Canadians. Click here to watch the webinar.
COVID-19 Video Diaries
Natalie Stake-Doucet (RN, MSc, PhD(c)), a nurse activist and president of the Quebec Nurses’ Association, tells us about signing up to be deployed to a long-term care facility during the pandemic.
Jen Calver (RPN, GPNC(C), BAHSc, MHSc(c)), a registered practical nurse in Ontario, tells us about the complexities and rewards of caring for residents in long-term care.
Luc Cormier (RN, MScN), who has been working at a COVID-19 assessment centre in Ottawa since the pandemic started, tells us why communication, facts and access to testing are so important for citizens during this public health crisis.
Chasity Vermette (RN, BSN) describes some of the ways her interdisciplinary team ensures clients living with HIV in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, continue to access medical care and community programs during the pandemic.
Kim Van Herk, (RN, MScN) & Andrew Campagna (RPN) tell us about their experiences working at Ottawa Inner City Health, providing health-care to the homeless during the pandemic.
Canadian Society of Association Executives
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
Helping professionals and essential workers are part of the frontline for protecting the physical, mental, and emotional health of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Helpers who continue to do their jobs are also managing their own personal safety concerns, which means they are juggling multiple layers of stressors, impacts, and competing demands. This webinar explores unique factors impacting the well-being and resilience of helpers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategies for protecting, healing, and maintaining wellness and resilience for those in a wide variety of helping roles will be provided.
Infection Prevention and Control Canada
International Council of Nurses
ICN CEO Howard Catton gives an update on the ICN response to the COVID-19 situation. ICN is working in close collaboration with National Nurses Associations globally and the WHO to ensure that nurses and healthcare workers are supported, protected and tested in these difficult times. During the Year of the Nurse and Midwife nurses
ICN CEO Howard Catton expresses his concern for healthcare workers rising COVID-19 infections and deaths due to lack of personal protective equipment. He also speaks of the lack of data which should be collected systematically by governments to better monitor and control the spread of COVID-19 among healthcare workers.
GNPLI 17 scholars share their leadership experiences during COVID-19 and send messages of hope to nurses worldwide.