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NOVA COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER

NOVA is here to support all nurses and our healthcare partners as we venture through this unpredictable time.

This resource page has links to up-to-date information shared by VA, as well as other respected governing and accreditation bodies. NOVA is helping to advocate for nurses and to assist with keeping up with ever-evolving changes to policies and information during the COVID-19 crisis. As new information and resources become available, we will update everyone right here.

                                                                   

                                                 

 

Washington D.C. March 25, 2020 - As nurses on the front-lines of care, the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) remains vigilant in ensuring VA nurses across the country have the resources needed to protect themselves and the Veterans they serve. This includes making sure that proper protective equipment (PPE) and test kits are available for Veterans and staff.

 

We stand ready to provide care and services as part of VA’s 4th Mission which safeguards continued service to Veterans, while supporting national, state, and local emergency management, public health, safety and homeland security efforts.

 

We share the concerns of the nation during this difficult and stressful time and are thankful to Congress for providing $60 million in funding within the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 115-127), so VA can continue to carry out its mission.

 

We also remind lawmakers of priorities shared with the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) and many other professional nursing organizations which remain at the heart of healthcare needs for the nation:

  • Ensuring the Safety of our Patients and Nurses;
  • Re-authorization of Title VIII Nursing Workforce Programs;
  • Increasing Funding for Title VIII and NINR;
  • Removing all Unnecessary Barriers to Practice;
  • Passing the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (H.R. 2150/S.296);
  • Passing the U.S. Public Health Service Modernization Act (H.R. 4870/S.2629); and 
  • Fund Child Care for Health Care Workers. 

It is clear the American public consistently views healthcare workers in a favorable light, as noted by the most recent Gallup poll which again ranked nursing as the most trusted profession, and nurses as the professionals who uphold the highest ethical standards.

NOVA believes that as we move through the next weeks and months, we as a nation must stand by our healthcare professionals by ensuring we have what we need to protect the health and safety of Veterans and all individuals during this global pandemic.

We stand ready to serve and provide the care needed at the over 1,243 VA health care facilities within the US and its territories.

For Veteran information regarding Coronavirus please visit the VA website at: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/.

 

NOVA recently sent out a survey regarding COVID-19. Please click below to view the Results and Summary Breakdown:

COVID-19 Results

COVID-19 Summary Breakdown

 

NOVA is here to support all nurses and our healthcare partners as we venture through this unpredictable time.

This resource page has links to up-to-date information shared by VA, as well as other respected governing and accreditation bodies. NOVA is helping to advocate for nurses and to assist with keeping up with ever-evolving changes to policies and information during the COVID-19 crisis. As new information and resources become available, we will update everyone right here.

VA Statements/Resources:

OIG Inspection of Veterans Health Administration’s COVID-19 Screening Processes and Pandemic Readiness

VA Public Health Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

VHA Emergency Management

COVID-19 Guidance for Providers

VHA National Desktop Library

House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees:

https://veterans.house.gov/

https://www.veterans.senate.gov/

Joint Statements/Bills NOVA supports:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/748

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/728

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

 

American Nurses Association:

ANA COVID-19 Resource Page

Nursing Community Coalition:

https://www.thenursingcommunity.org/

FDA:

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/emergency-use-authorizations

The Council of State Governments:

Council of State Governments COVID Resource Page

World Health Organization:

WHO COVID-19

Joint Commission:

TJC COVID-19 Resource Page

TJC Statement on Masks from Home

Whole Health:

VHA Whole Health Homepage

Just for fun! NOVA Nurses Washing Hands

 

Continuing Education Opportunities During COVID-19:

 

   Relational Wisdom 360

 

 

 

Disclaimer:NOVA is a nationwide, nonprofit professional organization whose members are nurses working for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Clinics. NOVA is not part of the VA, nor is NOVA sanctioned or endorsed by the VA. The following articles and links do not repudiate any facility policy or procedure and are meant to be informative.


 

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