ANA is issuing guidance related to crisis standards of care (attached). In a pandemic, nurses can find themselves operating in environments demanding a balance between time-limited crisis standards of care and longstanding professional standards of care. This guidance applies to decisions about care made during extreme circumstances such as those resulting from emergencies, disasters or pandemics like COVID-19.
ANA recommends that this guidance be used to inform discussions at the regional and facility level, while also informing nurses about crisis standards of care.
Guidance for Nurses and Consumers re: Want to HelpAttached for your use are guidance documents. First, guidance related to nurses who are interested in volunteering. Second, guidance related to consumers who want to help.
FINAL Crisis Standards of Care (1)
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FINAL Guidance for Nurses Who want to Volunteer (1)