PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

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

COVID-19 INFORMATION

New COVID-19 guidance published

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Since the start of the pandemic the HSE’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AMRIC) has published or updated over 100 guidelines and protocols to help healthcare staff, service providers and the public reduce the spread of COVID-19. Three important new guidelines have been published this month and one update that reflect the Government Framework levels 1 – 5. Please familiarise yourself with guidance that is relevant for your service.

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Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Leaflets and Information

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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.

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Coronavirus COVID – 19

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03rd March 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few weeks there has been regular engagement between the HSE and the Health Unions.

A teleconference was held this morning and a follow up telecall will be held on Friday 06th March 2020.

The concerns and queries that have been addressed are available on the Health Protection Surveillance Centre Website www.HPSC.ie. Which is updated on a regular basis as the situation develops.

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NMBI Statement to Registered Nurses and Midwives on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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10th March 2020

Dear Colleagues

Please see link from NMBI regarding a statement from the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) to all registered nurses and registered midwives, in the context of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) which all members are advised to read.

https://www.nmbi.ie/News/News/NMBI-Statement-to-registered-nurses-and-midwives-o

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Covid-19 - Staff Helpline: minding your mental health

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Ask for help if you are struggling to cope or concerned about your ability to care for yourself, your family and patients as you did before the outbreak.

You can access a number of support services through the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit. Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit:

  • a free staff counselling service is available through the Employee Assistance Programme

List of local Occupational Health office and contact details

  • for Health and Safety advice and information phone 1850 520 420

Phone line to help healthcare workers

A dedicated phone line for all healthcare workers is available. It has been set up to give staff and managers information and advice during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Callsave 1850 420 420
  • Lines are open from Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm

Covid-19 communications from DOH/HSE

Please see Covid-19 communications from DOH/HSE re:

  • Department of Health Covid Hub
  • Department of Health Podcast
  • Wellbeing “In This Together”
  • Mental health policy and support line
  • HSE Translated COVID-19 Resources
  • Other Translated Resources
  • COVID-19 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communications Resources
  • Stay Safe. Protect each other. Wear a face covering. (Download/View Face Coverings Campaign Pack 19_June_2020 - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION)

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Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates

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Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below are some communications updates for you.

Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business - Ireland is now in Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which began on Monday 29th June. You can view the measures that form part of Phase 3 here.

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