PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
Tel: 045 852300 Email: info@pna.ie

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Dear Colleagues,

Please find below information regarding the current Covid 19 emergency. We wish to advise all our members that we are engaging with the HSE on a continuous basis and that all information is subject to change as the situation progresses.

We advise all members to make themselves aware of this information and advise. Each heading includes links to the current information available in relation to each topic.

Further information can be found on the Health Protection Surveillance Centre website hpsc.ie

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

NATIONAL POLICY FOR PRONOUCEMENT for Expected Death by Registered Nurses

REDEPLOYMENT

Carry over of Annual Leave 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

PREGNANT and Immunocompromised Healthcare Workers

USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPEs)

RISK ASSESSMENT

RETIRED NURSES RETURNING TO WORK

STUDENT NURSES

ADVISE FROM THE NMBI

MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION

WELLBEING SECTION & STAFF HELPLINE - 1850 420 420

ADVICE for ID SERVICES

CARING ARRANGEMENTS

CORNMARKET

COVID-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence website

A COVID-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence repository is now available. Click here to access
This site provides a repository of clinical guidance and latest research evidence to equip the clinical community in Ireland to respond to Covid-19. The site contains:

  • HSE Interim Clinical Guidance to provide consistent advice to the clinical community in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is based on best available knowledge at the time of completion, written by clinical subject matter experts (SMEs) working with the HSE. These SMEs have both expertise and experience of treating patients for the specific health conditions covered by the guidance.

  • Research evidence summaries prepared by the HSE National Library Evidence team and other stakeholders

  • Facility to request additional published Covid19 evidence in relation to specific clinical questions.

  • Links to point of care tools and educational resources

  • The content of the site is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation, but rather strengthen clinical management of patients and provide up-to-date and relevant guidance.  The guidance is iterative in nature and will be updated as the situation changes.

  • This guidance must be read in conjunction with the National HSE Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guidance for Possible or Confirmed COVID-19 

  • The repository is accessible from the Staff COVID-19 homepage.