The Wisconsin Nurses Association would like all nurses to know about an opportunity for you to be a part of a volunteer COVID-19 response team through the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR). Help is needed in both clinical and non-clinical nursing support roles that include RNs, NPs and CNAs.
It is expected that the number of Wisconsinites infected with COVID-19 to increase in the coming weeks, which could create a surge of patients in certain areas. Wisconsin wants to be prepared to make sure there are enough resources to care for the growing number of people who require hospitalization or other health care interventions because of this pandemic.
Preparation includes establishing an alternate care facility at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Another one at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The facilities are only part of the equation. Each facility will need to be staffed with a wide range of health care providers including Nurses. Also, hospitals and clinics elsewhere in the state may need to augment staffs as demand increases. Expanding our provider pool is key to an effective response.
For more information and to sign-up you can go to https://weavrwi.org/