As COVID-19 races through communities in the US, Nursing Innovation Hub is TAKING ACTION by supporting our local health systems and frontline nurses and physicians by using Telehealth to help screen patients. With the increasing number of health care workers becoming infected while treating patients with COVID-19, both the CDC and World Health Organization recommends leveraging existing telehealth tools to screen and direct people to the right level of healthcare based needs.
NIHUB integrated HIPAA compliant telehealth into its cloud based platform allowing registered nurses to help answer COVID-19 questions, screen patients for COVID-19 symptoms, and direct patients to the appropriate resources. NIHUB launched virtual communications for coronavirus, connecting the community to registered nurses in key states dedicated to screening for the virus. The initiative launched in Florida to help flatten the curve, is expanding to other key states such as New York, New Jersey, Boston, Washington, Illinois, Louisiana, and more. NIHUB founder, Aliya Aaron, MSHS, BSN, RN, an ICU and Trauma nurse, understands this is a much needed effort to help hospitals reduce in-person contact to slow new infections and conserve resources for the critically ill. Nurses will screen patients based on CDC guidelines to determine potential risk for COVID-19.
Concerned you might have symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Click to start a Telehealth call with NIHUB Rapid Response registered nurse. You will be placed in the virtual queue to speak directly to a registered nurse. Telehealth nurses will not diagnose your illness or give you medicine. Registered nurses will answer any questions you have, screen you, and direct you to the most appropriate level of care or may put you in contact with a health professional who can advise you on your next steps.
The nurse will provide information and resources on:
- appropriate self-care according to CDC guidelines
- visiting your doctor or nurse practitioner
- going to a clinic
- contacting a community service
- going to a hospital emergency room
Virtual Visit: $25 (insurance not accepted)
Registered Nurse telehealth service is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Nurses in virtually every state are needed! If you are a registered nurse in good standing with your state licensure and able to work to help flatten the curve, please contact us.
If your organization or health system would like to partner with NIHUB in this effort, please contact us.
Registered nurses provide consultation and answer health-related questions. They do not diagnose conditions, prescribe or give medical advice. Patients should call 911 in case of emergency. Callers are advised to contact their doctor with any questions or concerns about their health.