As the front­line workers, you are not only precious but highly valued and respected. We are much stronger working together and we will get through this! 

What’s Being Done? #

PPE #

  • MASKS – So appar­ently a news reporter found a BUNCH of N95 masks in Target. Through MASSIVE effort including at a national level with ANA and AFT and inter­ceding with the governor’s office, by Saturday evening, Target had pulled all their masks and announced they were donating to health professionals.
  • 5,000 Masks Donated – Donation liter­ally dropped off at our front door. We are working with the health depart­ment to distribute to needed sites. Every facility knows (and I confirmed about your facility) to contact the Logis­tics depart­ment with the number of items they need.
Supplies

STAFFING #

ADO vs Staffing Concern Form #

  • ADO The WSNA online ADO form www​.wsna​.org/ado comes right to your chair and your nurse repre­sen­ta­tive immedi­ately. Last week we received an ADO at 0851 for someone low censused incor­rectly and it was resolved with her actually working by 1041 hours that same morning. Please note. Your internal staffing complaint forms do not ever go to your nurse repre­sen­ta­tive! I have received absolute reassur­ance that no one will be criti­cized for filling out an ADO – please let me or one of the team know immedi­ately if that happens. 

RESOURCES #

The WSNA team is working extremely hard around the clock to bring you all the most current infor­ma­tion on this very fluid situa­tion. Your best quick resource will be www​.wsna​.org under the COVID tab. However, stay tuned for further email updates!

Please stay safe.

Thank you ALL so much for all you do.

Zak M. Thatcher, BSN, RN, Chair
Shannon Lauder, BSN, RN, Co-chair
Robyn G. Tilton, RN, Secre­tary
Lacen K. Potter, RN, Treasurer
Theresa A. Huizenga, RN, OCN, Griev­ance Officer
Dyana Mitchell, RN, Member­ship Coordi­nator
and
Sue Dunlap (sdunlap@wsna.org)