On Friday’s COVID-19 Response Video Meeting co-hosted by Nurses of PA and the Nurse Alliance of SEIU HCPA, over 120 nurses came together to talk about the crisis, share challenges and resources, and talk about how to advocate for nurse safety, patient safety, and the safety of our communities. If you weren’t able to join us, you can click here to see an abridged recording of the meeting.

COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Nurses

On the call, nurses specializing in pandemic response and labor-management strategies shared a COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Nurses you can use to be sure your facility is acting quickly to implement known best practices.

Click here to read the COVID-19 Response checklist.

Demanding Government Action to Save Lives

 Our healthcare system was unprepared for this crisis and is taking far too long to respond. Through your advocacy we are making progress. Recent federal legislation includes billions for testing and PPE, and here in PA the Governor has committed $50 million for medical supplies and equipment. But that doesn’t get it to the bedside in Pennsylvania.

We need continued advocacy to make sure that elected leaders are using their full authority to release the supplies we have, to manufacture more, and to get it to frontline nurses and their patients.

Click here to sign up to help organize our Nurse Virtual Lobby Week April 6-10 to make sure legislators are hearing us loud and clear, even across social distancing, and we’ll follow up to talk more about how you can help.

Relaunching the 2020 Nurse Voter Values Survey

This crisis has been made worse because decisions about healthcare are made in corporate boardrooms and the legislative halls of Harrisburg, and nurse voices from the frontlines are too often overlooked. Let’s change that. 

The COVID-19 crisis has made it painfully clear that nurses need to be part of decision-making in our facilities and in our capital. Hospital and nursing home regulations, funding decisions and emergency preparedness must be informed by frontline caregivers. Let’s make that happen. 

Earlier this year, we launched our 2020 Nurse Voter Values Survey to help determine our nurse voter values so we can grade candidates running for office, let nurses and voters know where they stand, and determine who we should support in this year’s elections. Even as we buckle down to face the pandemic, let’s be building our power to be sure that we’re better prepared and have more say in the future.

We have revamped and now relaunched our survey to add three questions to learn more about how you’re experiencing this crisis.

Click here to fill out the 2020 Nurse Voter Values Survey.

Stay safe,

Nurses of PA