Clark County released TV Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish to encourage retired health care professionals able and willing to serve in the community's response to coronavirus to register online through the state of Nevada's SERV-NV website at https://servnv.org.
The :30 second PSAs, created by Clark County Television (CCTV) in collaboration with University Medical Center, have been shared with local broadcasters and are available on Clark County's YouTube Channel. The PSA also is airing on CCTV Channel 4 and will be shared on the County's social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and NextDoor.
"As we wear blue today in honor of World Healthcare Day, our medical and health care professionals hold a special place in our hearts as we thank them for serving on the front lines of our response to coronavirus," said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. "We appreciate those who have the backgrounds and skills to reinforce the ranks of our existing health care professionals by joining our local Medical Reserve Corps through SERV-NV."
SERV-NV registrants may choose to join the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Nevada, Statewide Volunteer Pool or Mental Health Crisis Counselors. Health professionals with a range of skills and backgrounds can join the SERV-NV organization including medics, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, mental health professionals. By registering through SERV-NV, volunteers' identities, licenses and credentials, accreditations are verified. Qualified professionals then become part of an alert system that draws upon the pool of available professional volunteers to deploy in emergencies.
SERV-NV, an acronym for the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers-Nevada registry, is affiliated with the Emergency System of Advance Registration for Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), which is a national network of state-based systems that verifies the identity and credentials of health professionals so that they can more readily volunteer for disaster, public health, and medical emergencies. A link to the online registration form is posted on SERV-NV's website at https://servnv.org/agreement.php.