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COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates is a series of free virtual events that provides viewers with the latest information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. VNA collaborates with organizations, legislators, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and other entities across the commonwealth to deliver multiple free events each month. Viewers have the chance to receive speaker presentations and ask questions at the end of each session. VNA is even offering free CE for these events!

Go to our Facebook page or event calendar to register for the next event in this FREE series. 

If you are unable to attend the live viewing, a free full recording will be posted to VNA's On-Demand CE Library along with the CE evaluation the following day. Please note that all of these events have registrations due to capacity restrictions.



Upcoming COVID-19 Updates 



Past COVID-19 Updates (Available on VNA's On-Demand CE Library!)

Virginia Medical Reserve Corps Needs presented by Jennifer Freeland, Volunteer Coordinator
Learn more about the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps and how you can help out during the pandemic.

COVID-19: From Response to Recovery presented by Dr. James J. James M.D., Dr.PH., M.H.A., B.G. (R), US Army Medical Corps, Executive Director, Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Editor-in-Chief, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia, Global and Humanitarian Health
Take a look at the pandemic with an infectious disease expert who can share a global perspective.

Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Regulation presented by Jay Douglas, Executive Director, Virginia Board of Nursing
Learn more about the Department of Health’s temporary waivers that impact nursing regulations.

Extreme Self-Care for Extreme Times presented by Dr. Eileen O’Grady, School of Wellness
Virginia nurses, who are, or soon will be put into overwhelm may need a space to have their experiences validated.  Attendees will explore strategies to preserve themselves during this unprecedented COVID pandemic. Strategies will be presented by a Virginia nurse practitioner wellness expert and will include ways to approach complexity and chaos, how to practice self-leadership and extreme self-care, no matter the circumstances.

PPE Guidelines and the COVID-19 Pandemic presented by Lewis Johnson, CIH, CIC, Industrial Hygienist
A discussion around the CDC’s guidelines for use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Lewis Johnson is a member of the Practice Guidance Council for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and will share more on industrial realities and what we should be doing.

Town Hall with Senator Mark Warner, the Virginia Department of Health and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Office
Join us for updates from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Virginia Department of Health related to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Virginia.

Ethical Decision Making in the Midst of a Pandemic presented by Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, RN-BC, FNAP, Clinical Ethicist, Carilion & Mark Swope, PhD, Director of Ethics, Carilion
Nurses must be prepared to navigate ethical dilemmas that may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic and develop and maintain moral resilience. Join us to learn more about the ethical principles that drive our nursing practice and how to apply these to provide fair and equitable care in the midst of possible scarce resources.  

VHHA on the Process to Resume Non-Essential Surgeries presented by Abraham Segres, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and Eileen Dohmann, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer at Mary Washington Healthcare
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association will discuss the process to resume non-essential surgeries in health systems across the Commonwealth and address the status of this transition.

On the Frontlines of Caring for COVID-19 Patients presented by frontline nurses from Ballad Health and other Virginia health systems
Hear from nurses serving on the frontlines of caring for COVID-19 patients in Virginia. This facilitated panel will examine the personal and professional experiences, challenges, and successes of providing care in the midst of a pandemic.

An Interview with VA Nurse Leaders Responding to COVID-19 presented by CNOs Deb Zimmermann, Melody Dickerson, & Linda Shepherd
Chief Nursing Officers from across the Commonwealth will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the response taken within their health systems. Join us as we examine the successes, the challenges,a nd where we go from here.

VNA COVID-19 Action Alerts

To receive real-time text updates regarding ways to take action, text TAKEACTION to 84483 to receive VNA Action Alerts. Sign up for action alerts by email here!