Cross Country Healthcare and Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently co-hosted a webinar which included the first-hand experiences of numerous COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers. The webinar was live streamed at 3:00 p.m. ET on August 19, 2020 and was co-hosted by Hank Drummond, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at Cross Country Healthcare and Safiya George, PhD, APRN-BC, FAANP, Dean and Professor at FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
The webinar, titled, “COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Nurses, Doctors and Frontline Workers,” began with Doctor Drummond sharing a number of stories relayed to him from COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers who either spoke to him directly or relayed their stories via the Cross Country Healthcare COVID Crisis Hotline, which has received more than 6,000 calls since it was established in March of 2020. That was followed by a presentation from Marc Doyle, RN, BSN, MBA, PhD, PMP, a COVID-19 Tier 1 Essential Infrastructure Worker who shared his experiences at a COVID-19 public testing site in South Florida. Finally, May G. Rosenzweig, MSN, PhD Candidate, detailed her experience adapting to the pandemic and treating COVID-19 patients as an adult nurse practitioner within a private medical practice.
This webinar provided valuable insights from the frontline workers’ collective experiences with COVID-19 as well as a roadmap to creating a playbook for dealing with future crises of this kind. It is a must-listen for healthcare professionals at both the bedside and the executive levels whether they have been directly impacted by the pandemic or not.
Were you unable to attend the live event? You are invited to listen to a recording of the "COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Nurses, Doctors and Frontline Workers" webinar at your convenience. Additionally, please be sure to follow our social media channels for details on our upcoming webinars in this series as well as other media events as they are announced.