Newswise — (April 13, 2020) OADN is joining forces with CastleBranch to provide OADN members with access to a COVID-19 infectious disease screening platform, which can be used to screen students for COVID-19 symptoms and assist them to return to clinical rotations. Through our partnership, OADN members, students, and associated healthcare facilities will have access to this application at no cost.

“COVID-19 is having a significant impact on our members, students, and clinical partners,” said Donna Meyer, CEO of OADN. “We want to be proactive and provide our members the power to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms today, so they can return to clinical rotations and join the nursing workforce as quickly as possible. OADN applauds CastleBranch for the work they have completed on this new compliance tool.”

The application, CB COVID-19 Compliance, follows CDC guidelines and was built in conjunction with Dr. George Astrakianakis, former Director of Disease Prevention of the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare and international expert on pandemic infectious disease policy. The managed service application enables OADN members to screen students for common COVID-19 symptoms, inclusive of temperature readings. It also collects information on a student’s travel and exposure to COVID-19, as well as provides educational training on preventing the spread of infectious diseases. All in, this creates a technological airlock around the student to ensure they’re healthy and safe before they return to the clinical setting.

“The spread of COVID-19 is a stark reminder of just how critical highly educated, qualified healthcare professionals are to the health and safety of our country,” said Brett Martin, CEO of CastleBranch. “These individuals are our first line of defense in the fight against COVID-19, and we felt it was our civic duty to lend a hand – to do everything in our power to help keep them safe and flatten the curve.”

CB COVID-19 Compliance is built upon CastleBranch’s existing enterprise-level solution, CB Bridges, which has the proven ability to support millions of users. The platform is designed to remain compliant with all relevant regulations governing the collection and usage of private data, including FERPA, FCRA, CCPA and more.

CB COVID-19 Compliance will be available to all OADN members, regardless of whether or not they’re current CB Bridges users. CastleBranch and OADN want to ensure those on the frontlines have immediate access to the solution. Through December 2020, CastleBranch is providing at no charge the CB COVID-19 Compliance solution to OADN members, students, and affiliated healthcare facilities.

For more information, please visit https://discover.castlebranch.com/cb-covid-19-compliance-oadn/ or call or email CastleBranch at 888-723-4263 ext. 1038, [email protected]

 

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About the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Recognized nationally as the voice and advocate for Associate Degree Nursing, OADN’s mission is to provide visionary leadership in nursing education to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. By fostering dynamic and collaborative nursing education strategies, OADN ensures that the Associate Degree Nursing remains a pathway for a diverse spectrum of students, enriching the profession, and meeting the health care needs of patients, families, and communities. For more information, visit www.oadn.org.