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AS WE MOVE forward during the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses and other healthcare professionals on the front lines need to stay up to date on the latest research and guidance from state and federal agencies as well as other reputable institutions. Here are some resources that will help.


American Nurses Association


Visitors to the American Nurses Association's (ANA's) COVID-19 Resource Center will find clinical information, free tools to support the mental health and resilience of nurses, and other pandemic-related information. Nurses will also find a link to the ANA's COVID-19 webinar series, a COVID-19 FAQs page, a link to the ANA's Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses, and a tribute page to nurses who have died during the pandemic.




The CDC's COVID-19 page for healthcare professionals includes the COVID-19Surge tool, a spreadsheet-based resource that hospital leaders can use to estimate the surge in demand for hospital-based services during the pandemic. It also provides a clinician on-call center and a personal protective equipment (PPE) burn rate calculator that can help healthcare facilities plan and optimize their use of PPE during the pandemic. Clinicians can sign up to receive emailed updates through the CDC's Health Alert Network with the latest alerts, advisories, and updates about COVID-19 and other urgent public health issues.


Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center


The Coronavirus Resource Center is an extensive resource for both healthcare professionals and the general public. A world map provides global data on COVID-19 cases and deaths, and a US map shows county-level COVID-19 data in the US. This site also includes information on critical trends, COVID-19 testing and tracing, basic information on the virus, videos and events, and more.


World Health Organization


Nurses can visit the WHO's website for general information on the global outbreak and patient education materials on COVID-related topics such as masks, COVID-19 mythbusters, how to protect yourself, how to stay healthy at home, and more.