COVID-19 Resources for NPD Practitioners
ANPD continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including updates from public health officials and our community. Healthcare providers worldwide are actively engaged in emergency operations related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. ANPD’s mission is to advance quality health care by defining and promoting nursing professional development (NPD) practice. To help our community navigate this together, below are resources to support you in your practice to address rapidly evolving crisis situations such as the COVID-19 outbreak. This page is being updated regularly with new information and resources as they become available.
Send a Virtual High Five to an NPD Practitioner this National Nurses Month
In a time when we're all asked to go above and beyond, we’ve made sending the perfect virtual high five easy with our National Nurses Month e-card. Express your appreciation by sending one now.
Preparing for Educational Emergencies - Free Webinar Recording
As we know, educational emergencies do indeed exist. Re-visit an ANPD webinar on preparing for educational emergencies. This webinar remains a timely resource for creating a strategy to guide rapid deployment of staff education based on lessons learned by educators who were faced with preparing staff during the Ebola outbreak.
Marti Butlar, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Kristine Powell, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
Optimizing Nursing Staff During a Pandemic – Free Webinar Recording
The COVID-19 pandemic is contributing to staffing shortages at a time when acute care organizations are anticipated to reach, and potentially exceed, capacity. All available healthcare professionals, even those who do not routinely provide patient care, might be needed to ensure patients’ needs are met. The purpose of this webinar is to describe a rapid orientation process for deploying nurses to ensure safe patient care during workforce shortages
Hilary Brown, MSN-Ed, RN
Bri Carrera, MSN, RN, TCRN
Lori Stanley, BSN, RN
Getting Creative With Professional Development - Free Webinar Recording
This pandemic demands just-in-time training for all staff. This webinar, Tap in to Technology to Make Education More Accessible: Using Videos and QR Codes, will help you flex your creative muscle and use videos and QR codes to provide education that's available for staff when and where they need it. Watch the webinar and download this Making Videos and QR Codes quick tip guide.
Calculating IV Drip Rates - Free Video
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NPD Sound Bites: Educational Podcasts
Preparing for Educational Emergencies Podcast: Listen here.
Optimizing Nursing Staff During a Pandemic Podcast: Listen here.
Show Support for Those on the Front Lines
We've created a Facebook Profile Frame you can add to your page to show your pride for being an NPD practitioner supporting the front lines.
To add the frame:
- Navigate to your Facebook profile page and click to edit your photo.
- Select 'Add Frame'
- Type 'ANPD' in to the search bar
- Choose the frame 'NPD Practitioners Supporting the Front Lines' and click 'Use as Profile Picture'
For specific guidelines for coronavirus management, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.