Several Monroe One BOCES nurses have answered the call from local health care organizations to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four Monroe One nurses who work at Rochester City School District have volunteered to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course. These nurses include Jacqueline Cleggett, Julie Seide, Audrey Seibert and Carla Dodge.
The CERT course includes training in areas such as disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, disaster medical operations, search and rescue, incident command operations, psychology and terrorism. Following this eight-week course, these nurses are prepared for and able to assist schools and communities during crisis situations.
Additional Monroe One nurses have also volunteered to work with the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management. These nurses include Betsy DeSmitt, Lynne Muth, Audrey Seibert, Nancy Hackett and Aishia Wall. They are assisting the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management and Department of Public Health in areas such as call centers, contact tracing, testing and triage.
“These nurses stepping up and volunteering is beyond marvelous. I'm so proud to see their compassion, empathy, and willingness to share their skills and knowledge,” said School Health Services Program Coordinator Eileen Davis. “Nursing is an art of compassion, and it's an honor to work with this reliable team. Thank you to our nurses and all health care professionals for rising to needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Monroe One BOCES nurses who completed a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course.
Monroe One BOCES nurses who volunteered to work with the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management.
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