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COVID-19 Workforce Solutions Expert Advisory Group

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.

Resources

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

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

Living guidelines (uploaded 9 April 2020)

Decision flowcharts (uploaded 9 April 2020)

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

CareSearch Palliative Care and COVID-19 Hub

Palliative care and COVID-19 resources (uploaded 14 April 2020)

National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner

* 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.

To find our more please view our Nurses, Immunisation and Health Position Statement and Discussion Paper.

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