ICU Nurse Volunteering for COVID Disaster Relief?

by Ian Mogg Ian Mogg (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Critical care. Has 15 years experience.

I’m currently working in organ procurement, but have extensive experience in critical care and advanced airway management. I am interested in volunteering if hospital resources are overwhelmed as it seems as though there may be a significant need for ICU RNs if the curve is not flattened effectively, as we’ve seen in Italy. Should I contact FEMA? Nursing agencies? Local hospital float pools? As I see Ford and GM halting production to potentially start manufacturing ventilators, I feel a sense of responsibility to do my part to support the response to this pandemic using the potentially valuable clinical experience I have.