Clinical Learning Opportunities with the American Red Cross
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The American Red Cross Academic Service-Learning (ASL) opportunities fit well with Associate Degree Nursing programs. This presentation for OADN members addresses ways that ASL volunteers can serve communities –to help ensure a diverse and adequate blood supply, help communities prepare and respond to disasters and provide case management for members of the military, veterans and their families. There are new volunteer opportunities due to the COVID-19 environment and these vary by location.
• Discuss Academic Service-Learning (ASL) in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities to serve communities with the Red Cross.
• Describe ASL processes and resources for nursing students and nurses in the Red Cross.
• Appreciate the importance of engaging nursing students with national voluntary organizations in disaster response.
• Discuss American Red Cross Nursing and its efforts to build community resilience.
Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN
As Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross, Dr. Linda MacIntyre provides leadership for nurses and other health professionals across the organization. Dr. MacIntyre provides vision, direction and support in meeting the Red Cross mission. She oversees health professional volunteer recruitment, engagement and recognition, and provides oversight for Academic Service Learning. As Chief Nurse, Dr. MacIntyre represents the Red Cross and collaborates with federal and civilian health and nursing organizations, government agencies, universities, hospitals and other key stakeholders. Dr. MacIntyre participated in community coalitions and was a member of the Medical Reserve Corps Steering Committee in Kansas City. She was the director of community health and youth for the Red Cross Greater Kansas City Region and engaged students from 10 universities and colleges. She was responsible for disaster health response across five counties and convened a forum for community partners to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery through collaboration. Dr. MacIntyre served on the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters from 2014-2018. Dr. MacIntyre serves on the Federal Nursing Service Council, the Advisory Board of Disaster Medicine Fellowship for Indiana University Department of Emergency Medicine and the American Journal of Nursing Editorial Board. She taught community health nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and previously worked as a residential social worker in a children’s home in England. She has a BA in Theology from Westminster College, England and a PhD from UCSF.
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS
Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, is a Contributing Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Professor of Nursing and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At the Center, she leads research projects to explore health systems optimization and healthcare worker protection during disasters and large-scale biological events. She also serves as an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism). As an internationally recognized expert in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness, she has served as senior scientist to the DHHS Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (OHSEPR), Department of Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs Emergency Management Evaluation Center (VEMEC), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). An accomplished researcher, Dr. Veenema has sustained career funding over 2.2 million dollars, is a member of the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness at the National Academy of Medicine, and is an elected Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Veenema is editor of Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 4th Ed., the leading textbook in the field. Dr. Veenema received the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor (International Red Crescent, 2013) the highest international award in Nursing for her professional service in disasters and public health emergencies. She received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award (2017), was selected Visiting Research Scholar to Torrens Disaster Institute (Australia, 2017) and New York University (2018,) and received a lifetime achievement award from Columbia University School of Nursing (2019).