Information resources #

Refer to this page to find the best sources of infor­ma­tion on issues affecting nurses surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

WSNA’s nursing practice staff are updating this page nearly every day, as new issues arise and new infor­ma­tion and resources become avail­able.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) #

General #

Personal Protec­tive Equip­ment for Suspected/​Confirmed COVID-19

WA DOH (3/15/2020)

https://​www​.doh​.wa​.gov/​P​o​r​t​a​l​s​/​1​/​D​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​s​/​1​6​0​0​/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​p​p​e​C​O​V​I​D​-​1​9​c​o​n​firmed.pdf

Facemasks #

Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks

CDC (3/17/2020)

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​h​c​p​/​p​p​e​-​s​t​r​a​t​e​g​y​/​f​a​c​e​-​masks.html

Check­list to Optimize Facemasks

WSHA (3/23/2020)

http://​www​.wsha​.org/​w​p​-​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​u​p​l​o​a​d​s​/​O​p​t​i​m​i​z​i​n​g​-​S​u​p​p​l​y​-​o​f​-​P​P​E​-​C​h​e​c​k​l​i​s​t​_​F​a​cemask.pdf

Public Use of Cloth Face Coverings

CDC (4/4/2020)

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​p​r​e​v​e​n​t​-​g​e​t​t​i​n​g​-​s​i​c​k​/​d​i​y​-​c​l​o​t​h​-​f​a​c​e​-​c​o​v​e​rings.html

N‑95 respirators #

Optimizing N‑95 Respirators

CDC (3/17/2020)

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​h​c​p​/​r​e​s​p​i​r​a​t​o​r​s​-​s​t​r​a​t​e​g​y​/​index.html

N‑95 Decon­t­a­m­i­na­tion and ReuseCDC (4/1/2020)https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​h​c​p​/​p​p​e​-​s​t​r​a​t​e​g​y​/​d​e​c​o​n​t​a​m​i​n​a​t​i​o​n​-​r​e​u​s​e​-​r​e​s​p​i​r​ators.html

Eye protection #

Optimizing the Supply of Eye Protection

CDC (3/17/2020)

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​h​c​p​/​p​p​e​-​s​t​r​a​t​e​g​y​/​e​y​e​-​p​r​o​t​e​ction.html

Check­list to Optimize Eye Protection

WSHA (3/23/2020)

http://​www​.wsha​.org/​w​p​-​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​u​p​l​o​a​d​s​/​O​p​t​i​m​i​z​i​n​g​-​S​u​p​p​l​y​-​o​f​-​P​P​E​-​C​h​e​c​k​l​i​s​t​_​E​y​e​P​r​o​t​ection.pdf

Isolation gowns #

Optimizing the Supply of Isola­tion Gowns

CDC (3/17/2020)

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​h​c​p​/​p​p​e​-​s​t​r​a​t​e​g​y​/​i​s​o​l​a​t​i​o​n​-​gowns.html

Check­list to Optimize Isola­tion Gowns

WSHA (3/23/2020)

http://​www​.wsha​.org/​w​p​-​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​u​p​l​o​a​d​s​/​O​p​t​i​m​i​z​i​n​g​-​S​u​p​p​l​y​-​o​f​-​P​P​E​-​C​h​e​c​k​l​i​s​t​_Gowns.pdf

Allocation / distribution #

Guide­lines for Prior­i­ti­za­tion of PPE Allocation

WA DOH

https://​www​.doh​.wa​.gov/​E​m​e​r​g​e​n​c​i​e​s​/​N​o​v​e​l​C​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​O​u​t​b​r​e​a​k​2​0​2​0​C​O​V​I​D​1​9​/​P​P​E​P​r​i​o​ritization

PPE Distri­b­u­tion Guidelines

WA DOH (3/21/2020)

https://​www​.doh​.wa​.gov/​N​e​w​s​r​o​o​m​/​A​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​I​D​/​1​1​2​6​/​D​e​p​a​r​t​m​e​n​t​-​o​f​-​H​e​a​l​t​h​-​R​e​l​e​a​s​e​s​-​P​e​r​s​o​n​a​l​-​P​r​o​t​e​c​t​i​v​e​-​E​q​u​i​p​m​e​n​t​-​D​i​s​t​r​i​b​u​t​i​o​n​-​Guidelines

Donning and doffing #

PPE Sequence for Donning and Doffing

CDC

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​h​a​i​/​p​d​f​s​/​p​p​e​/​P​P​E​-​S​e​quence.pdf

Donations #

PPE Accepted Donations – WA state

WA DOH/DES

https://​des​.wa​.gov/​a​b​o​u​t​/​a​g​e​n​c​y​-​o​v​e​r​v​i​e​w​/​c​o​v​i​d​-​1​9​-​i​n​formation- – -des-guidance/per­sonal-protec­tive-equip­ment

Use of facemasks from home #

Joint Commis­sion State­ment: Use of Facemasks from Home

TJC

https://​www​.joint​com​mis​sion​.org/​-​/​m​e​d​i​a​/​t​j​c​/​d​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​s​/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​/​p​a​t​i​e​n​t​-​s​a​f​e​t​y​-​t​o​p​i​c​s​/​i​n​f​e​c​t​i​o​n​-​p​r​e​v​e​n​t​i​o​n​-​a​n​d​-​h​a​i​/​c​o​v​i​d​1​9​/​p​u​b​l​i​c​_​s​t​a​t​e​m​e​n​t​_​o​n​_​m​a​s​k​s​_​f​r​o​m_home.pdf

N‑95 decontamination systems #

Battelle N‑95 Decon­t­a­m­i­na­tion System: For Health­care Personnel

FDA/​Battelle (3/29/2020)

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​5​3​2/download

Battelle Fact Sheet for Health­care Personnel

FDA/​Battelle

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​5​3​0/download

Battelle Instruc­tions for Health­care Facilities

FDA/​Battelle

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​5​3​1/download

N‑95 Steril­iza­tion Systems: For Health­care Personnel

FDA/STERIS (4/9/2020)

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​8​4​4/download

STERIS Fact Sheet for Health­care Personnel

FDA/STERIS

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​8​4​6/download

STERIS Instruc­tions for Health­care Facilities

FDA STERIS

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​8​4​5/download

STERRAD® Steril­iza­tion Systems

FDA/STERRAD (4/11/2020)

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​8​8​3/download

STERRAD Fact Sheet for Health­care Personnel

FDA/STERRAD

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​8​8​1/download

STERRAD Instruc­tions for Health­care Facilities

FDA/STERRAD

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​8​8​2/download

Stryker STERI­ZONE VP4 Sterilizer 

FDA/STERIZONE (4/15/20)

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​9​8​0/download

Stryker STERI­ZONE Fact Sheet for Health­care Personnel

FDA/STERIZONE

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​9​7​7/download

Stryker STERI­ZONE Instruc­tions for Health­care Facilities

FDA/STERIZONE

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​6​9​7​9/download

Sterilu­cent, Inc. Steril­iza­tion System

FDA/STERILUCENT (4/20/2020)

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​7​1​6​8/download

Sterilu­cent Fact Sheet for Health­care Personnel

FDA/STERILUCENT

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​7​1​7​0/download

Sterilu­cent Instruc­tions for Health­care Facilities

FDA/STERILUCENT

https://​www​.fda​.gov/​m​e​d​i​a​/​1​3​7​1​6​9/download

Affected workers: testing / return to work #

Evaluating/​Testing Persons for COVID-19

CDC

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​C​o​V​/​h​c​p​/​c​l​i​n​i​c​a​l​-​c​r​i​teria.html

Prior­i­ties for Testing Individ­uals with Suspected COVID-19 Infection

CDC (3/24/2020)

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​d​o​w​n​l​o​a​d​s​/​p​r​i​o​r​i​t​y​-​t​e​s​t​i​n​g​-​p​a​tients.pdf

COVID-19 Testing Information 

WA DOH (3/17/2020)

https://​www​.doh​.wa​.gov/​P​o​r​t​a​l​s​/​1​/​D​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​s​/​1​6​0​0​/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​I​n​t​e​r​i​m​-​2​0​1​9​N​o​v​e​l​C​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​Q​u​i​c​k​s​h​e​e​t​P​r​o​viders.pdf

Return to Work Guidance for Health­care Workers

WA DOH (3/20/2020)

https://​www​.doh​.wa​.gov/​P​o​r​t​a​l​s​/​1​/​D​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​s​/​1​6​0​0​/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​H​e​a​l​t​h​C​a​r​e​W​o​r​k​e​r​R​e​t​u​r​n2Work.pdf

COVID-19 Symptoms & Testing (includes self-checker)

CDC

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​s​y​m​p​t​o​m​s​-​t​e​s​t​i​n​g​/​index.html

Affected workers: care for the caregiver / missed work #

Worker Affected By COVID-19

WA ESD

https://​esd​.wa​.gov/​n​e​w​s​r​o​o​m/covid-19

State Resources for COVID-19 Missed Work

WSNA

https://​www​.wsna​.org/​n​e​w​s​/​2​0​2​0​/​s​t​a​t​e​-​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​-​f​o​r​-​w​o​r​k​e​r​s​-​m​i​s​s​i​n​g​-​w​o​r​k​-​d​u​e​-​t​o-covid-19

WA Resident Finan­cial Resources

WA DFI (4/3/2020)

https://​dfi​.wa​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​f​i​n​a​n​c​i​a​l​-resources

COVID / Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)

WA GOV (4/3/2020)

https://​paidleave​.wa​.gov/​f​i​n​d​-​o​u​t​-​h​o​w​-​p​a​i​d​-​l​e​ave-works/

COVID Illness on the Job

WA L & I (4/3/2020)

https://​www​.lni​.wa​.gov/​c​l​a​i​m​s​/​f​o​r​-​w​o​r​k​e​r​s​/​i​n​j​u​r​e​d​-​w​h​a​t​-​y​o​u​-​n​e​e​d-to-know/

Unemploy­ment

WA ESD (4/3/2020)

https://​esd​.wa​.gov/​u​n​employment

Finan­cial Resources

WA DFI

https://​esd​.wa​.gov/​n​e​w​s​r​o​o​m/covid-19

Mortgage

Fannie Mae (4/3/2020)

https://​www​.knowyourop​tions​.com/​c​o​v​i​d​1​9​assistance

Rent

Fannie Mae (4/3/2020)

https://​www​.fanniemae​.com/​p​o​r​t​a​l​/​m​e​d​i​a​/​c​o​r​p​o​r​a​t​e​-​n​e​w​s​/​2​0​2​0​/​r​e​n​t​e​r​s​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​1​9​-​m​u​l​t​i​f​a​m​i​l​y​-7002.html

Psychosocial resources #

Managing Stress and Self Care

APNA

https://​www​.apna​.org/​i​4​a​/​p​a​g​e​s​/​i​n​d​e​x​.​c​f​m​?​p​ageid=6685

Six Tips for Nurses Coping

HNHN

https://​engage​.healthynurse​healthy​na​tion​.org/​b​l​ogs/8/3617

Resources to Support Mental Health

SPRC

https://​www​.sprc​.org/​n​e​w​s​/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​-​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​-​m​e​n​t​a​l​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​c​o​p​i​n​g​-​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s-covid-19

Corona Virus and Mental Health

APA

https://​www​.psychi​atry​.org/​n​e​w​s​-​r​o​o​m​/​a​p​a​-​b​l​o​g​s​/​a​p​a​-​b​l​o​g​/​2​0​2​0​/​0​2​/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​a​n​d​-​m​e​n​t​a​l​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​t​a​k​i​n​g​-​c​a​r​e​-​o​f​-​o​u​r​s​e​l​v​e​s​-​d​u​r​i​n​g​-​i​n​f​e​c​t​i​o​u​s​-​d​i​s​e​a​s​e​-outbreaks

Holistic Stress Management

AHNA

https://​www​.ahna​.org/​H​o​m​e​/​R​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​/​S​t​r​e​s​s​-​Management

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

NAMI

https://​www​.nami​.org/​A​b​o​u​t​-​N​A​M​I​/​P​u​b​l​i​c​a​t​i​o​n​s​-​R​e​p​o​r​t​s​/​G​u​i​d​e​s​/​N​a​v​i​g​a​t​i​n​g​-​a​-​M​e​n​t​a​l​-​H​e​a​lth-Crisis

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis Infographic

NAMI

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/crisis%20guide/Warning-Signs-of-a-Mental-Health-Crisis.pdf

Managing Health­care Worker’ Stress

US DVA

https://​www​.ptsd​.va​.gov/​c​o​v​i​d​/​C​O​V​I​D​_​h​e​a​l​t​h​c​a​r​e​_​w​orkers.asp

Suicide Preven­tion

SPRC

https://​www​.sprc​.org

National Suicide Preven­tion Lifeline

NSPL

https://​suicide​pre​ven​tion​life​line​.org or 1 (800) 273‑8255

National Helpline

NHL

https://​www​.samhsa​.gov/​f​i​n​d​-​h​e​l​p​/​n​a​t​i​o​n​a​l-helpline

Tips for Dealing with COVID 19

ADAA

https://​www​.aft​.org/​s​i​t​e​s​/​d​e​f​a​u​l​t​/​f​i​l​e​s​/​c​o​v​i​d​1​9​_​m​e​n​t​a​l​health.pdf

Taking Care in Diffi­cult Times

AFT

https://​www​.aft​.org/​s​i​t​e​s​/​d​e​f​a​u​l​t​/​f​i​l​e​s​/​c​o​v​i​d​1​9​_​t​a​k​i​n​g​c​a​r​e​_​032020.pdf

Mental Health & Psychoso­cial Considerations

WHO

https://​www​.who​.int/​p​u​b​l​i​c​a​t​i​o​n​s​-​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​m​e​n​t​a​l​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​a​n​d​-​p​s​y​c​h​o​s​o​c​i​a​l​-​c​o​n​s​i​d​e​r​a​t​i​o​n​s​-​d​u​r​i​n​g​-​t​h​e​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​1​9-outbreak

Stress and Coping

CDC

https://​www​.cdc​.gov/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​/​2​0​1​9​-​n​c​o​v​/​d​a​i​l​y​-​l​i​f​e​-​c​o​p​i​n​g​/​m​a​n​a​g​i​n​g​-​s​t​r​e​s​s​-​a​n​xiety.html

Crisis Inter­ven­tion Stress Debriefing

HCC NW

Download PDF

Coping with stress during disease outbreaks

SAMHSA

https://​store​.samhsa​.gov/​p​r​o​d​u​c​t​/​C​o​p​i​n​g​-​w​i​t​h​-​S​t​r​e​s​s​-​D​u​r​i​n​g​-​I​n​f​e​c​t​i​o​u​s​-​D​i​s​e​a​s​e​-​O​u​t​b​r​e​a​k​s​/​sma14-4885

Headspace – Medita­tion and Sleep app

HEADSPACE

https://​www​.headspace​.com/​h​e​a​l​t​h-covid-19

COVID-19 Grief Counseling

AFT

https://​trauma​cov​erage​.com/​a​f​t​/​g​r​i​e​f​-​counseling

Parenting resources #

Remote Learning Community

AFT

https://​share​my​lesson​.com/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​rus/remote

Moving to Online Learning

AFT

https://​share​my​lesson​.com/​t​e​a​c​h​i​n​g​-​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​/​c​o​r​o​n​a​v​i​r​u​s​-​m​a​i​n​t​a​i​n​i​n​g​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​y​-​s​c​h​o​o​l​s​-​p​r​e​p​a​r​i​n​g​-​o​n​l​i​n​e-learning

Students with Disabilities

AFT

https://​share​my​lesson​.com/​c​o​l​l​e​c​t​i​o​n​s​/​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​i​n​g​-​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​s​-​d​i​s​a​b​i​l​i​t​i​e​s​-​d​u​r​i​n​g​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​1​9-pandemic

Stress Relief for HCW

AFT

https://​www​.aft​.org/​s​i​t​e​s​/​d​e​f​a​u​l​t​/​f​i​l​e​s​/​c​o​v​i​d​1​9​_​h​c​-​stress.pdf

Emergency Child­care Program- Seattle 

SEA GOV

http://​www​.seattle​.gov/​e​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​/​a​b​o​u​t​-​u​s​/​c​o​v​i​d​-​1​9​/​e​m​e​r​g​e​n​c​y​-​c​h​i​l​d​-​c​a​r​e​/​f​r​e​q​u​e​n​t​l​y​-​a​s​k​e​d​-questions

WA Child­care Response/​Referral Center

WA

(800) 446‑1114

Helping children cope with changes from COVID19

NASP/ NSNA

https://​www​.naspon​line​.org/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​-​a​n​d​-​p​u​b​l​i​c​a​t​i​o​n​s​/​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​-​a​n​d​-​p​o​d​c​a​s​t​s​/​s​c​h​o​o​l​-​c​l​i​m​a​t​e​-​s​a​f​e​t​y​-​a​n​d​-​c​r​i​s​i​s​/​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​c​r​i​s​i​s​-​r​e​s​o​u​r​c​e​s​/​h​e​l​p​i​n​g​-​c​h​i​l​d​r​e​n​-​c​o​p​e​-​w​i​t​h​-​c​h​a​n​g​e​s​-​r​e​s​u​l​t​i​n​g​-​f​r​o​m-covid-19