COVID-19 Report

NursesNow Roundup April 2020: Special Edition

May is National Nurses Month! We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of the nurses who took a moment during this intense time to answer our questions. Nurses are working around the clock as they combat the coronavirus pandemic. Hear from a few nurses on the front lines answering some most frequently asked questions in response to this global problem. Additionally, check out these messages, playlists and freebies to celebrate and honor nurses around the globe from HealthcareNOW Radio’s Friday Five.

To Listen

We have compiled a playlist from all our shows and podcasts on our network that discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Products and Technology

Yale New Haven Health Partners with Capsule Technologies to Provide Remote Surveillance Solutions for COVID-19 Ventilated Patients
Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), the largest health system in Connecticut, has deployed Capsule’s  (@capsule_tech) Ventilated Patient Surveillance workstation to deliver safe and effective patient care to its COVID-19 ventilated patients, both organizations announced today.

News and Noted

FCC Approves Sixth Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications
The Federal Communications Commission’s (@FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 33 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $8.36 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has funded 82 health care providers in 30 states for a total of $33.26 million in funding.

To Read & Watch

Vocera Offers Solutions to Support Nurse Healing During and After COVID-19 Crisis
Vocera Communications, Inc. (@voceracomm), a clinical communication and workflow solutions provider, announced the release of a new CNO Perspective report authored by Chief Nursing Officer Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN. The 2020 report, titled Nurses Have Stepped Up. Now It’s Time to Support Them as We Move Forward, highlights the mental anguish and physical burdens that COVID-19 has placed on nurses and other front-line healthcare workers as they put themselves in harm’s way to protect others. The report also outlines a strategy to guide hospital leaders moving forward as they strive to support staff members.


Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI)
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays (through end of May) 5:30 – 6:30 pm ET
No registration required – Join the Zoom Meeting

COVID-19 Group Support Virtual Meetings for All Medical Professionals and Healthcare Workers – Joseph Weiner MD, PhD will be facilitating complimentary Virtual Peer Support Groups. to all members of the healthcare team in New York and beyond during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are not limiting this group to physicians and nurses – all healthcare workers are welcome. Dr. Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medicine and Science Education in the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is an expert in crisis management with healthcare professionals.

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COVID-19 Resources
HealthcareNOW Radio rounded up some health IT resources being offered by companies to help healthcare professionals, American citizens and all of those affected in the fight against the coronavirus.

Canceled/Rescheduled Due to Coronavirus

Patient Experience Symposium
What: Patient Experience Symposium 2020
When: September 30 – October 2, 2020