Here are some useful links and sign-posting surrounding Covid-19:
QNI Rapid Training plans
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the redeployment of staff to work in the community, primary care and care home settings, the QNI has developed an Orientation/ Induction template set of rapid training plans to assist nurses making the transition into unfamiliar settings. We hope you will find them useful as a benchmark for any work that you are developing or have developed.
- Orientation and Induction Checklist – Covid19 Rapid Training for Community, Primary Care and Care Home Nursing
- General Practice Nursing – Covid19 Rapid Training
Minimum Bridging Competencies for General Practice Nurses transition to Community Nursing
- A new resource GPNs transitioning to Community Nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here for the link.
- HEE’s ‘Information and Support for Nurses Working Within General Practice during Covid-19: ‘DOC-0160 Important Information & Support for Nurses during Covid 19
- Macmillan’s new Covid-19 resources (if you do not already have a LearnZone account, you can create one at; https://learnzone.macmillan.org.uk/login/signup.php?ga=2.118657033.1631791940.1586166299-1936566431.1569233690 When you first access each set of resources, you will be asked for the enrolment key, for every set of resources, the key is covid19)
- The NICE rapid guideline for symptom management in the community (6 April)
- COVID-10: steps for GP Practices to take
- Primary Care Respiratory Society Guidance on Covid-19, updated daily
- Self-care during Covid-19 from Primary Care Respiratory Society
- RCGP Guidance on workload prioritisation during COVID-19
- Primary Care Bulletin: latest guidance for General Practice.
- The RCN’s guidance on how to protect yourself, what you should expect from your employer and what to do if you have concerns.
- Public Health England’s latest guidance on Covid-19.
- The NMC’s joint statement on expanding the nursing working force during the outbreak.
- NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance for primary care on Covid-19.
- Resuscitation Council UK statement on Covid-19.
Looking after your mental well-being during Covid-19
- Advice from 4 Mental Health on, ‘Building your wellbeing and helping you cope’
- RCN’s mindfulness based videos for nursing staff
- Guidance from MIND for healthcare professionals or their patients
- Blog from Mental Health UK, ‘Managing your mental health as a key worker during the coronavirus outbreak’
- NHS Employers guidance to wellbeing
Guides to support families and carers of people with learning disabilities(as well as managers of learning disability services)
- Jack plans ahead for Coronavirus – This is about deciding together (in advance) whether someone should go into hospital when they get ill with the virus, and what to think about they are ill (or dying) at home or in hospital.
- When someone dies from Coronavirus – This guide is about supporting people with learning disabilities when someone they love dies at this time of social isolation.
Psychological First Aid for Children or Young People
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) may be a useful tool for staff supporting children and young people in the children and young people secure estate. This is a guide to using it with this group. COVID-19 Psychological First Aid
Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care
- Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak
Open Forum for Nurses:
- Information for General Practice Nurses in accessing support from the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme + Referral Form
Personal Protective Equipment:
- How to put on, use, take off and dispose of a mask (WHO guidance)
- NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance on supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- NHS Supply Chain’s Delivery Schedule for PPE
- Public Health England poster guide for staff about how to put on PPE, including FFP3 respirators.
- Public Health England YouTube video on how to put on PPE.
- The NMC’s Andrea Sutcliffe’s latest blog on the outbreak.
Information on Coronavirus for Stroke Survivors