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How nurses can help Haiti

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Thank God for nurses. For although the world is mobilizing around Haiti to send aid and supplies, it’s the nurses who can be the most valuable resource during a crisis like this.

Join your fellow Nurses, National Nurses United members, and the Registered Nurse Response Network on an emergency mission to help Haiti.

Thousands of nurses have already volunteered to travel to Haiti after 1800 nurses joined in a national conference call organized by National Nurses United (NNU) to mobilize relief efforts for the dire conditions following the massive earthquake. NNU announced that they are setting up a command center in Miami, Florida, in prep for the first deployment of nurses who have signed up to volunteer.

The NNU website has posted these valuable resources on how nurses can help:

SIX WAYS TO HELP:

1. RNs VOLUNTEER HERE >
2. DONATE MONEY TO HELP SEND NURSES >
3. DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATIONAL FLYER >
4. SHARE THE RNRN BROCHURE (PDF) >
5. MAKE IN-KIND DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES, etc.
6. CALL THE RNRN HOTLINE:(800) 578-8225

OTHER RESOURCES FROM AROUND THE WEB

REAL TIME UPDATES:

Live Twitter Feeds/Haiti

RUMORS DISPELLED:

Recent rumors on Twitter and Facebook regarding American Airlines flying nurses and doctors free to Haiti have been reported as false. American Eagle however has been carrying “relief supplies like food, water and medical supplies from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. On Wednesday, it carried 10,000 pounds of materiel on each flights, and planned to do so on Thursday as well.” (Dallas News)

Sources: Dallas News, NNU, Cyberjournalist.net

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