President Trump and VP Pence Meet with Nurses at White House

Posted 20 days ago

The American Nurses Association (ANA) Chief Nursing Officer Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN, met with President Donald J. Trump to urge the administration to provide a sufficient supply of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses and to share the need for creative staffing strategies to sustain the nursing workforce so they can continue to provide care during this pandemic. ANA was among 12 other nursing organizations attending the White House meeting.

Echoing earlier letters from ANA to Congress, Dr. Hatmaker underscored the critical role that nurses play in caring for patients and how taking steps to protect and sustain the nursing workforce and other frontline providers is essential to ensuring the health care system has the capacity to care for the growing number of patients infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). 

"Our number one priority is keeping frontline health care professionals, including our nurses, healthy by making sure they have the personal protective equipment they need," said Dr. Hatmaker.

To view some of the videos of the White House meeting click here!


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