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Giving back is part of what makes people human. In times of crisis, Americans and American companies are known for coming together for the greater good. Countless small and large companies are doing whatever they can for nurses on the front lines during the war against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Freebies, Discounts, and Resources for Nurses and Medical Professionals

Nurses, doctors, and medical professionals are on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. In the wake of this pandemic, numerous companies are stepping up to give back and show just how much those fighting a virtually invisible enemy matter.

New York state and even more specifically New York City are at the epicenter of the war against coronavirus. With an influx of nurses and medical professionals making their way into the nation's largest metropolitan area, housing and lodging are in high demand. With nurses being exposed to this deadly virus throughout the day and night, an attempt to get a good night's sleep is more important than ever.

The Four Seasons Will Provide Free Rooms For NYC Hospital Workers On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter recently that the Four Seasons Hotel on 57th Street will provide “FREE lodging to doctors, nurses & medical personnel currently working to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Footwear is also essential for nurses. That's why Crocs is giving away a limited amount of their footwear to medical professionals each day.

Crocs is Sharing A Free Pair For Healthcare

Crocs is now offering free pairs of shoes to health care workers fighting on the front lines against the coronavirus.

Health care workers can place an order for their free Crocs on crocs.com. It’s part of the “A Free Pair for Healthcare” program, according to a release from Crocs.

For what seems like months, it has been nearly impossible to find hand sanitizer. Along with routinely washing one's hands, hand sanitizer is an important piece in the war against the coronavirus. With big-name manufacturers unable to keep up with the overwhelming demand, distilleries across the country are stepping up to produce their own hand sanitizer. One distillery in the New York City borough of Brooklyn has gained some attention by distributing their hand sanitizer for area residents.

Brooklyn Distillers Turn Waste Alcohol Into Hand Sanitizer

Thanks to the ambitious work of two distillers at Brooklyn-based Kings County Distillery who researched World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control guidelines for hand sanitizers, the distillery now has 1,000 bottles ready for the public.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, though. What are you, our readers, seeing from various companies stepping up and giving back to nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals? Share it with your peers in the comments and we'll be updating this article as well!

Be safe and stay healthy. Together we can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic!

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Thank you for starting this topic.

SansD

Specializes in ICU.

Hi there. My first time posting here so not sure if I'm in the right place.

Please can someone share a staffing model for looking after COVID patients. We have 160 staff which we hope to divide into pods but not sure how to go about doing it. Please can someone share a similar staffing model?

avado, BSN

Has 20 years experience.

What is your gear for Isolation patients? Do you have disposable stethoscopes? One mask/goggles to use for each patient? Currently, I have one n95 mask for each isolation patient and goggles/shield that I leave in ante rooms. I dispose of my gown/gloves after each encounter. Clean my shoes with bleach or sometimes use covers. I really hate the disposable stethoscopes we have. Does your facility have normal simple stethoscopes that are left in the room and are cleaned or all disposable? We haven't had a positive one yet but they are rule outs awaiting test results that can take up to two days.

Thanks!

Barco

A healthcare apparel company - is donating 10,000 scrubs each month throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more at Request a Scrub Donation

Starbucks

Frontline healthcare workers and first responders can claim a free tall hot or iced coffee until May 3rd at Starbucks locations which are open – details are at Navigating through COVID-19

Delta

Delta Airlines is flying eligible medical volunteers round-trip to COVID-19 hot-spots. It's constantly changing but you can find details at How Delta is Supporting Medical Volunteers

Habitly Fit

Habitly Fit is offering unlimited free yoga, meditation, and fitness classes to support healthcare workers for the month of April. The code for healthcare workers/anyone involved in the frontlines is HEALTHCARE14. Learn more at https://habitlyfit.com

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS OFFERS NEARLY 4,000 HOMES FOR COVID-19 FRONT-LINE RESPONDERS

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AUSTIN, TX (April 9, 2020) – Turnkey Vacation Rentals, the Austin-based vacation rental management company, announced today that they will be offering nearly 4,000 homes across the country, either complimentary or with significant discounts on nightly, weekly or monthly rates, to first responders and medical professionals fighting COVID-19.

“Amid the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding this global pandemic, our hope is to help support those on the front lines,” said TurnKey Co-founder and CEO John Banczak. “In coordination with our homeowners nationwide, we’re proud to be able to offer a safe haven to those who need it most, and show our appreciation to the brave community of medical and emergency response personnel.”

These rental homes will be available for medical professionals, emergency responders and others affiliated with a local or national emergency service organization responding to the COVID-19 pandemic who need a clean, convenient place to stay, either to be close to hospitals or to keep a safe distance from loved ones while they carry out this important work. These homes will initially be made available for stays through May 31, 2020.

For more information, visit turnkeyvr.com

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Verizon Those Who Serve Plan Discount

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Verizon has a long-standing commitment to those who serve and has brought to life a multitude of initiatives to help healthcare workers over the past several weeks.

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Verizon has committed $45 million in contributions and donations to nonprofits directed at serving students, healthcare workers, first responders and small businesses. This includes serving more than 1,800 meals daily to NYC healthcare workers at hospitals.

Expanding even further today:

Those Who Serve Plan Discount: Starting April 23, for new or existing Verizon customers, they will expand wireless unlimited pricing to nurses and teachers. They join active-duty military, veterans and people who work as first responders who already benefit from this pricing.

Wireless unlimited plans will be as low as $30/mo per line for four lines, and Fios 200Mbps internet as low as $34.99/mo.

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Coaching for Health Care Heroes

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Announcing the Coaching for Health Care Heroes program provided through a coalition of coaching organizations (Harvard-based Institute of Coaching, the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches, Wellcoaches, IBM's Blue Core Coaches, and a number of the Marshall Goldsmith MG100 Coaches) is offering free emotional support coaching to front line health care workers and first responders through the local startup wiseHer platform.

We offer free coaching calls to frontline healthcare staff and first responders dealing with Covid-19. We have a global network of coaches signed up to offer their time and their support for free. We are ready to serve those who serve.

Here is the link for more information or to register for the program http://coachingforhealthcareheroes.com

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Dynavax Donates 18,000 Doses of HEPLISAV-B [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvanted] Vaccine to Emergency Healthcare Providers and Hospital Staff to Protect Against Hepatitis B Infections Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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GLOBE NEWSWIRE - April 8, 2020“The risk of deadly, blood borne pathogens, like hepatitis B, are greatly increased due to the strained operational and infrastructure issues and rapid deployment of surge healthcare professionals into a stressed environment. With a heightened focus on the respiratory transmission of COVID-19, there is the potential to overlook typical precautions in the emergency setting,” said Dr. Arun Jesudian, Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medicine. “This donation of HEPLISAV-B to help prevent hepatitis B is an effective protection measure we can implement immediately to help keep our front-line healthcare workforce safe.”

According to the World Health Organization, there are 257 million people worldwide living with chronic hepatitis B leading to more than 887,000 deaths annually. The hepatitis B virus is 100 times more infectious than HIV and there is no cure.

“Thousands are risking their lives by stepping up to join the surge healthcare workforce, many who may not have received a complete hepatitis B vaccine series. We must do our part by protecting them from known, vaccine preventable diseases,” said Ryan Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Dynavax. “That’s why we are donating 10,000 doses of HEPLISAV-B to healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. As the only Hepatitis B vaccine that offers rapid protection to adults in one month, compared to other hepatitis B vaccines that can take six months or more, our goal is to protect first responders, physicians, nurses, critical care personnel, and hospital staff who deserve every safety measure we can provide.”

For more information about HEPLISAV-B, visit HTTP://heplisav.com

tnbutterfly - Mary, BSN, RN

Specializes in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nsg, Parish Nsg.

Marriott - Rooms for Responders and Community Caregiver Programs

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As we all watch the news unfold about this unprecedented event, it’s clear that there is a need to assist and bolster healthcare workers and community caregivers who are on the frontlines working to contain this disease. To that end, we have established the following programs to aid in the urgent fight against the pandemic:

Rooms for Responders

With support from our credit card partners, American Express and JPMorgan Chase, we are committed to providing $10 million worth of hotel stays for healthcare professionals leading the fight against COVID-19 in the United States. We are partnering with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Emergency Nurses Association, and the American Hospital Association to match front line doctors and nurses with free accommodations in some of the areas most impacted, New York City, Newark (NJ), Baltimore, Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. To book accommodation through the Rooms for Responders Program, please visit your association websites. FAQ's are available here.

Community Caregiver Program

This initiative, available in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, provides significantly discounted rates for first responders and healthcare professionals who want to book rooms at hotels in close proximity to the hospitals where they’re working. The rate is available at nearly 2,500 hotels.

Julie

Specializes in Sm Bus Management, Operations, Planning, HR. Has 38 years experience.

Kangaroo Home Security is honoring bravery on the front lines by donating Privacy Camera home security cameras + premium service to nominated first responders so they can easily stay connected to home (and loved ones) while they are away working the front lines.

read more about this generous cause. http://www.trooheroes.com/