Monkeypox outbreak- declared a public health emergency. To help keep Michiganders up to date on monkeypox (MPV) and the state’s response to the virus, MDHHS launched a new website. Below is the website and other resources for providers and the public.
- MDHHS MPV information, plus resources for local health departments, providers, and the public in Michigan
- CDC MPV information
- Additional fact sheets, graphics, and other materials to share with the public
More clinical news
- The latest COVID-19 clinical guidelines for health professionals from the CDC
- COVID-19 Vaccination information for health professionals
- Michigan’s vaccine information page
- Where we stand in Michigan with COVID-19 cases (scroll down this page for maps and data)
Self Care RESOURCES
- A Journey through Grief – PowerPoint Presentation Presented by Dr. Talitha Easterly, L.L.P., Heart Reflections, L.L.C.
- MNA’s Black Men’s Health Resource page
- Implicit Bias in Health Care Resources from Dr. N. Tate
WELLNESS, HELP AND SUPPORT GROUPS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
- Free 60 minute online support meetings by licensed trauma professionals. The meetings provide a private space for front line workers to discuss the stress and trauma they might experience as a result of COVID-19.
- Care for Givers — support for healthcare workers & frontline caregivers
- Free Online Support Group for First Responders and Health Care Workers
- Addressing Emotional Needs While You’re Sick: Guidance for Individuals
- Supporting Emotional Health of the Health Care Workforce
- Nursing and Mental Health: Resources from the University of Michigan
Michigan and National Mental Health Crisis Lines
- Healthcare Provider Support Hotline Michigan healthcare personnel needing support. Staffed by volunteer nurses, social workers psychologists at Wayne State University. Call: 1-888-910-1636
- Call Michigan COVID19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 to answer health-related questions about the virus. It is open from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. seven days a week, or e-mail: COVID19@michigan.gov (emails will be answered from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week).
- COVID-19 Line – Senior Citizens Michigan Senior Citizens needing emotional support. Call: 1-888-535-6136
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Provides free and confidential support 24/7 to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call: 1-800-273-8255 or visit: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Crisis Text Line Persons needing crisis counseling via text. Text RESTORE to 741741
- Michigan’s HeadSpace Web Service A collection of meditation, sleep and movement exercises designed to help keep a strong and healthy mind. Free to Michiganders (normally a paid service). Visit: headspace.com/mi
- SAMHSA CCP 2-Month Crisis Counseling Michigan residents needing crisis counseling and support for emotional distress related to COVID-19. Call: 1-888-535-6136
(Source for references: NASW: https://www.nasw-michigan.org/page/MICOVID19)
Legal and licensure Resources
Substance Misuse / Chemical Dependency in Michigan Healthcare Professionals:
For concerns about any healthcare individual needing support to recover from substance misuse or chemical dependency, please visit the Michigan Health Profession Recovery Program website. The HPRP is a confidential, non-disciplinary program designed to assist licensed or registered health professionals recover from substance abuse/chemical dependency problems or a mental health problem. The toll-free number for the HPRP is 800-453-3784. Click here for more information on the Health Professional Recovery Program. There are also a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the HPRP in Michigan.
Malpractice: What are some common areas for malpractice concerns for nurses?
- Failing to properly monitor a patient and missing a change in their vital signs.
- Failing to respond to a patient in a timely manner.
- Failing to call a physician for assistance, when needed.
- Failing to update a patient’s chart with any changes in his or her progress.
Article: Protecting yourself from malpractice claims
Article: 8 Pros and Cons of Nurse Malpractice Insurance By: Jennifer Schlette MSN, RN
I want to volunteer my healthcare expertise. How can I help?
National Nurses United’s RN Volunteer Program