So many businesses and organizations have stepped-up to help our health care heroes in Tulsa and throughout the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the years of providing CNA classes in Tulsa, we've built a strong community of health care providers and nurses.
We want our CNA academy to continue to be a source of support for students and professionals.
That's why we've put together this list of free resources. We'll be regularly updating it to make sure our community knows what resources are available to them.
Here's our guide to freebies for nurses (so far).
Ditch your plastic Aquafina water bottle for good!
Free therapy, coaching and wellness help.
Many organizations have stepped out to offer help to health care workers and first responders during the pandemic. Attend free webinars and classes about mental health and coping from Real.
Find zen with guided meditation.
Many apps and websites offer free guided meditation videos and audio for health care workers during the pandemic. Headspace, The Art of Living, Breethe, Ten Percent Happier and the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA are just a few.
Achieve balance with yoga classes open for everyone.
In addition to yoga YouTube videos that are always free like Alo Yoga, yoga studios across the country have opened their digital doors to health care heroes for free. You can get two months of free yoga from DoYogaWithMe, free weekly yoga classes from Corepower Yoga and free workouts from down dog.
Take zumba or HIIT workout class for free!
Dozens of gyms and fitness studios welcome nurses and first responders to try their classes free online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Planet Fitness, FITON, Fitness Blender, Orange Theory, the Peloton app, obe fitness, the YMCA, and the Nike Training Club are just a few options to choose from.
Try a mommy or daddy and kids workout.
Affordable child care, discounted daycare and pet care.
Free hand sanitizer
Getting some essentials for health care work has become difficult. So that you won't have to opt for homemade hand sanitizer, the Megababe Cares program and Puracy are donating hand sanitizer to those in need.
Free Thrive glucose necklace
Gluclose Revival is giving away free Thrive Glucose Necklaces to health care workers.
Face shields and protective eyewear.
Multiple companies are offering promotions to provide front line workers with shields and goggles. A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UCLA has designed a program that matches health care workers in-need of face shields with manufacturers. Massachusetts Face Shields is a volunteer organization donating face shields to health care workers. Sunski and Goggles for Docs are donating goggles to hospitals and health care heroes.
Free face masks and PPE.
Hundreds of companies have flipped their opperations to start producing protective face masks out of fabric, Masks by Decor Interiors, DHVANI and Preppi are just a few of these businesses. Other organizations like The Free Mask Project, Mask Match and GetUsPPE.org have also emerged to help all health care workers get the protective gear they need.
Ear Savers and mask hooks.
If you've already got a mask, you know how they can tug on your ears after hours of wear. So now there are many products that secure the mask straps so your ears don't have to. Some of these organizations like Elite Outfitting Solutions and Glowforge are offering ear savers for free to health care providers.
Donations of essential supplies for hospitals.
Free course on COVID-19 for nurses.
The American Association of Critical Care Nurses has created a free online course for nurses called “COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources” to help provide health care heroes with the information they need to stay safe. This course is self directed and available anytime.
Free access to premiere management tools.
TrekIT is offering its application for patient lists, team tasks and notes for free to health care workers during the pandemic.
Discounts on shoes for health care workers.
We will update this list weekly to provide our community of health care workers with the resources they need to stay happy and healthy!