COVID-19 Information and Resources

Read a message from the AAACN President Anne Jessie and scroll down for links to COVID-19 information, resources, webinars, and more.

Dear Ambulatory Care Nurses,

As we continue to navigate the unprecedented health care crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to share a note of encouragement and support and highlight the resources for coronavirus management that AAACN is providing to you.

We recognize that you continue to face the uncertainty of COVID-19 outbreaks, requiring you to expand and contract services while developing innovative ways to care for your patients. Your work must continue as you provide quality patient care and provide ongoing support for the staff that you lead.

Anne JessieThe AAACN Board of Directors and staff want you to know we are thinking of you constantly, wishing you health, safety, strength, and perseverance. We’re so thankful for the work you do under normal circumstances, and even more grateful for your incredible leadership during these challenging times.

The pandemic has intensified the need for ambulatory care nurses like you to maintain a connection to AAACN and to our community. We encourage you to continue to access your AAACN member benefits, including the Connected Community, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), AAACN publications, and online members-only resources. See how you can get involved with AAACN member activities!  

We also encourage you to watch the webinar Telephone Triage and COVID-19 that is available free to everyone.

As we launch AAACN ‘s first virtual conference, we have infused COVID -19 content into key conference sessions. We are also showcasing how ambulatory care nurse leaders, representing diverse care settings, have led their organizations in pandemic response during our virtual Town Hall on August 11, 2020.

Following the conference, all sessions will be available in the AAACN Online Library where conference attendees will be able to earn CNE contact hours for 2 years.

In the Connected Community, AAACN's online networking community, you can connect with fellow ambulatory care nurses who are facing the same challenges as you right now. Members are sharing their experiences providing care post-COVID, setting up flu clinics, planning virtual skills days for staff, implementing COVID-19 telehealth protocols, and so much more.

Go to the Connected Community now to read and participate in these discussions. If you are not already part of a SIG community, you can join immediately when you log in.

We are also making members-only monthly free CNE sessions available for extended times. Normally, the free CNE session is available for just one month; however, in light of COVID-19 and the extra demands it may have placed on your time, free CNE sessions starting with March 2020 will be available to you through the end of the summer in the AAACN Online Library.

AAACN is here for you, now and as we transition to ambulatory care nursing practice that is the future. Should you have questions or if there are other ways we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us at aaacn@aaacn.org.

AAACN President Anne Jessie
AAACN Board of Directors
AAACN National Office Staff


COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information and Resources

Calls to Action and Surveys

  • American Nurses Association (ANA) Health Policy and Government Affairs Latest Call to Action - Please Help Amplify this Messaging Nurses have been experiencing severe shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE) as they work on the frontlines to provide vital care to #COVID19 patients. The American Nurses Association calls on you to tell your member of Congress to support the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act to fully exercise the #DPANOW to #GetMePPE & keep nurses safe! p2a.co/aniIqgT
  • ANA/NFA: Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series (Updated 09.22.2020).
  • The American Nurses Foundation wants to learn more about your knowledge of and attitude toward a COVID-19 vaccine. Your participation in this brief Vaccine Survey (5 minutes) will inform decisions about how to best support the U.S. nursing workforce as you prepare to take on the critical role of protecting the nation’s health.
  • ANA: From salary reductions and work furloughs to lost wages due to unpaid sick or family medical leave or a partner’s job loss, most of us are or will experience the financial impact of COVID-19. The American Nurses Foundation wants to help nurses, but first we need to better understand the financial impact of COVID-19. Please take a few minutes to complete the Financial Impact Survey, the second survey in the Foundation’s Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series.
  • From the NIH: Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Study - Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are conducting an online research study to learn about how stressors related to the COVID-19 virus affect mental health over time. We hope to better understand the experiences of participants during this difficult time.
  • RNAction: Tell Congress to Provide Mental Health Services Now - Nurses and essential health care workers are exhausted--physically and emotionally drained from the months of serving on the frontlines on the COVID-19 pandemic, even as resources remain scarce. But as they continue to put themselves and their families in further harm, Congress has yet to provide them with the mental health support they so desperately need. Tell your members of Congress to provide mental health services--including hazard pay--for all nurses and other essential health care workers immediately.

Self-Care

Telehealth and Telephone Triage Resources

Webinars/Recordings, Events and Education

  • AAACN's webinar (the recording, handout, and contact hour evaluation), Telephone Triage and COVID-19, presented by Carol Rutenberg, MNSc, RN-BC, C-TNP, is now available free to anyone who will benefit in the AAACN Online Library.

Telephone Triage and COVID-19


AAACN Webinar - Telephone Triage and COVID-19 - Listen to Free Recording.

Additional Resources

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