ACN has formed the COVID-19 Workforce Solutions Expert Advisory Group which is dedicated to removing barriers to nurses delivering care in the community and enable funding and resources that will allow nurses to provide care for people in their homes and via telehealth. Learn how the group are fighting for nurses.
COVID-19 online nursing discussion forum
We have created a dedicated ‘COVID-19 Forum’ on our online engagement platform neo to allow ACN Fellows and Members to engage in discussions and support each other during this challenging time.
You can access neo via neo.acn.edu.au or by downloading the ‘ACN-neo’ app from your app store.
Once you have logged in to neo using your membership login details you will find ‘COVID-19 Forum’ under the ‘Forums’ drop-down menu.
If you are not yet a member of the ACN tribe and would like to join to connect with nurses around the country you can complete the online membership application form.
We have collated a list of educational resources* to keep nurses informed, safe and prepared to respond to the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak. We encourage you to regularly refer to the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest news and announcements.
Australian Government Department of Health
Coronavirus Australia app (iPhone) (uploaded 30 March 2020)
Coronavirus Australia app (Android) (uploaded 30 March 2020)
Resources for health professionals (uploaded 23 March 2020)
COVID-19 infection control training (uploaded 23 March 2020)
COVID-19 response update for Allied Health Practitioners webinar (uploaded 31 March 2020)
World Health Organization
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) (uploaded 23 March 2020)
Introduction to emerging respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus (uploaded 23 March 2020)
Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (uploaded 23 March 2020)
Health and safety briefing for respiratory diseases – ePROTECT (uploaded 23 March 2020)
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Infection Prevention and Control eLearning modules (uploaded 23 March 2020)
Putting on and removing PPE fact sheet (uploaded 26 March 2020)
Infection Prevention and Control COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (uploaded 30 April 2020)
Special Precautions for COVID-19 Designated Zones (uploaded 30 April 2020)
* All resources are relevant as of their upload date. Due to the dynamic nature of this rapidly unfolding situation we encourage you to regularly check the individual information sources for any further updates.
Australian College of Nursing policy publications
ACN considers that immunisation is a significant preventive health measure and that nurses play an important role in delivering vaccinations and advocating for immunisation programs to the ongoing health of all Australians from birth to old age. It is therefore crucial that nurses are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to fulfil their legislative and professional requirements in relation to immunisation advocacy and when delivering vaccines within their scope of practice.