April 7, 2020

This week we feature three excellent and recently updated resources for CRNA's and APN-A's to use in the current care of COVID-19 patients. We have also included a link to get you the latest information on the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, and our featured Wellness Wednesday segment.

In addition, we have a feel good story about three NJANA members who are "giving back" to support those health care workers serving on the frontlines.

If you have some time and need to complete some Class A credits make sure to visit our NJANA Online Edcuation Platform.

Don't forget that a variety of information is available 24/7 on our website Coronavirus Resource Page , and via Facebook and Twitter.

We welcome any, and all suggestions and requests for information. We are here to represent and support you!

Stay safe and stay healthy. We will make it through this and come out stronger together!

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COVID-19 Dashboard
Looking for the latest statistics on COVID-19 in NJ?

The New Jersey Department of Health has created a special webpage to provide information in easily readable charts, maps and graphs, about the number of COVID-19 cases by county, total number of positive/negative tests, and morbidity rates. The site is updated daily. Click the button below to view.
Wellness Wednesday Feature
Ohio State University Offers
8-Week Program Starts April 8, 2020

University Chief Wellness Officer Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, EBP-C, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN and her Buckeye Wellness team, the College of Nursing, Your Plan for Health, the Ohio State Health Plan, Ohio State Employee Assistance Program and Student Life have teamed up to create and offer “Staying Calm and Well in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm” to cope with and stay well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This eight-week online series, starting Wednesday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. is open to all and will equip you to build important knowledge and skills to sustain well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each session will be delivered by expert faculty and followed with a skills building activity that encourages participants to put into practice what they are learning from the content presented.

Practical evidence-based tactics and resources will be provided in each session. The skills learned should build participant strengths to last well beyond the pandemic.”

Click here to view information about the program and to register.
Three NJANA members, Maggie, Lindsey and Pamela, worked together to help support those on the frontlines of COVID care. They were featured on a segment on MSNBC.

Maggie Meyers had received a donation from a friend which she used to purchase lunch for staff at Jersey City Medical Center. She wanted to pay it forward and matched the donation giving me (Lindsey Allen) money to buy lunch for colleagues at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Last week Pamela Pol received a donation from a friend, so we combined our money and bought lunch for the COVID units (D7, F3, D6, C8) and the Periop staff. We saw how appreciative the staff was and wanted to continue. So we setup a Venmo account where people can donate to feed the COVID heroes !! Maggie’s friend works at MSNBC and wanted to feature our story!

“In a time where our jobs are more challenging and frightening than ever before, it is comforting to all of us to be proactive instead of reactive. This felt like one simple way to do that. I am proud to work with such creative, thoughtful, and generous humans who turned one small gesture into a giant spread of positivity.” - Maggie Meyers.