Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Special Communications

Below are links to AHA resources developed in response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For all coronavirus resources and news updates, visit our COVID-19 page.

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Feb 25, 2021
Recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded options for source control and patient care activities in areas of moderate to substantial transmission of COIVD-19 and described strategies for improving the fit of face masks.
Feb 25, 2021
An article in the March issue of the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety details how Montefiore Medical Center (MMC), New York City, supported staff with mental health services designed to mitigate and treat psychological distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 25, 2021
The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) Annual Report for fiscal year 2020 is now available on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website.
Feb 25, 2021
Pfizer and its partner in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, BioNTech, announced the start of a global Phase 2/3 trial of the vaccine in roughly 4,000 pregnant women. The study will evaluate the vaccine’s safety, tolerability and immunogenicity in pregnant women and whether or not protective antibodies transfer to their infants.
Feb 25, 2021
To conserve personal protective equipment and reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, some hospitals have moved intravenous (IV) infusion pumps from the bedside. Critically ill patients often require multiple IV medications to be administered using large-volume IV smart pumps (IVSPs), increasing the risk of adverse drug events and medication errors.
Feb 25, 2021
Increasing the number of vaccines delivered will require more predictable vaccine shipments, overcoming vaccine hesitancy, and public and private partnerships, said AONL CEO Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, who is also chief nursing officer and senior vice president workforce for the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Feb 25, 2021
This week AONL issued an advocacy alert for measures in the $1.92 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package advanced by the House Committee on the Budget titled American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Feb 25, 2021
The AHA along with eight other health organizations urge Congress to provide additional funding for health care providers in the current reconciliation package.
Feb 25, 2021
During an AHA virtual briefing for lawmakers and staff, leaders from three health systems — One Brooklyn Health System, Grady Health System, and The Hospitals of Providence, part of Tenet Healthcare — discussed the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communities of color and how their health systems are working with their communities to deliver high quality, culturally responsive care.
Feb 25, 2021
During a Feb. 23 AHA Advocacy Day briefing, AHA provided hospital and health system leaders with the latest intelligence from Capitol Hill and the information they need to make the case to lawmakers for additional COVID-19 relief.