Tools & Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Orthopaedic Nurses

NAON continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including updates from public health officials and our community. Healthcare providers worldwide are actively engaged in emergency operations related to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. To help our community navigate this together, below are resources to support you in your practice to address this rapidly evolving crisis situation. This page is being updated regularly with new information and resources as they become available.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak Live Updates

  • For the World Health Organization (WHO) refer here.
  • For the Center on Disease Control (CDC) refer here.

American Nurses Association COVID-19 Resources

American Nurses Association COVID-19 Webinar Series - FREE to all Nurses

Managing Patients with Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Most people who have had COVID-19 recover completely within a few weeks. But too many people continue to experience symptoms and negative impact after their initial recovery. These people have been called "long haulers.” This includes a variety of possible symptoms, including cognitive impairment, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, and kidney dysfunction and many others. Learn more.

Boosting Vaccine Confidence in Minority Populations

COVID-19 Vaccine engagement and education in Minority populations, especially Black nurses and patients, significantly trails the overall population. In this webinar, you will learn about the leading indicators affecting COVID-19 rates in racial and ethnic minority communities, current data on vaccination rates, on access, and on distribution, the social determinants of vaccine acceptance, and key elements of conversations with patients that will boost confidence in vaccination. Learn more.


Vaccines play a significant role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and in saving millions of lives worldwide every year. Now, faced with the global spread of COVID-19, an unprecedented effort is underway to quickly develop an effective and safe vaccine. Nurses will be early recipients of any approved vaccines. Now is the time to learn what you need to know about these vaccines – information that is critical to the well-being of you and your patients. Learn more

Mental Health: COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

COVID-19 is challenging nurses in new and unique ways. These videos will help you understand the impact of the pandemic on your mental health. In these videos, you will learn how to assess your mental health needs during this pandemic, understand the magnitude of challenges you are facing, and determine how to identify mental health support resources.  Learn more

Mental Health: Effective Self-Care Tools

COVID-19 impacts every nurse.   Nurses are in great need of effective tools to improve their self-care.  In these videos, you will learn of resources available to help nurses deal with mental health challenges and the stress from COVID-19, including self-compassion techniques, building resiliency, mindfulness meditation and suicide prevention.  Learn more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

ANA is partnering with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to bring you this PPE Education. PPE has been and continues to be an area of significant concern for nurses in the care of COVID-19 patients.  These videos cover how to implement critical infection control standards to minimize spread and maintain health care worker protection.  Discover best practices for optimal protection while hearing how to maximize - limited supplies of PPE during this time of patient surge. Learn more

Disease Progression

While there is still much to learn about COVID-19, experts now better understand the progression of this disease and nursing care that promotes optimal patient outcomes. These videos educate nurses on COVID-19 clinical presentation, care goals, innovative nursing interventions as well as assessment, monitoring and diagnostics strategies. Learn more

Reducing COVID-19 Racial Disparities

Black Americans and Native Americans represent a disproportional amount of COVID-19 deaths.  Nurses are in the key position to have a direct and lifesaving impact on the recognition, care and treatment, and recovery from COVID-19 in these vulnerable populations. Learn how to recognize when there might be implicit bias and advocate for your patients. Learn more

Ethical Challenges and Moral Distress

These videos provide insights and tools for coping with the difficult ethical aspects of the pandemic. Topics include: How to manage the transition in standards of care from conventional to contingency or crisis standards; Strategies for managing scarce resources; Managing moral distress -- how to survive the darkest days of the pandemic. Learn more

Ambulatory Care:  APRNs on the Frontlines

Learn from experienced nurse practitioners who are caring for COVID-19 patients on the frontlines of ambulatory care.  Nurses working in all settings will be challenged to recognize and manage COVID-19 patients quickly and effectively. These videos bring new perspectives from outside the hospital setting that will be valuable for not only ambulatory care nurses but also for nurses in all facilities caring for COVID-19 patients. Learn more

Ventilator Management for Non-ICU Nurses

ANA partnered with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to present key skills needed when caring for a seriously ill COVID-19 patient on a ventilator  These videos present ventilator management in an easy-to-understand – and use – manner, allowing non-ICU nurses to be better prepared to be an effective part of a team caring for critically ill patients on a ventilator. Learn more

Op-Ed: Lessons from 9/11 - We Must Act Swiftly to Beat Back COVID-19

Eric Chehab, MD, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, reflects on the devastation he witnessed as a surgical resident on the front lines of 9/11, and how the lessons he learned then could help us avoid a similar tragedy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Dr. Chehab's piece here

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