Field nurses for covid vaccines in Italy at home. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the Ministry of Health, the Regions and the National Federation of Orders of Nursing Professions (Fnopi) which, based on the possibility of derogation from the exclusivity for dependent nurses, provided for in the Sostegni decree, and expanding the audience of patients also over 18 for pediatric nurses, provides that all nurses, independently carry out – after adequate ‘Pre-vaccination triage (standardized medical history)’ to verify the presence of contraindications and / or precautions to be followed before administering the vaccine – the home vaccination service for individuals who have difficulty moving to reach the vaccination sites. The service – reports a note from Fnopi – will be organized by the territorially competent Asl Districts who will also provide to those of the 270,000 NHS pediatric nurses and nurses who will give their availability, anti SarS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, drugs, devices and health devices necessary for vaccination activities and for intervention on possible adverse events related to vaccination. “We thank the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza and Massimiliano Fedriga, the president of the Conference of Regions, Massimiliano Fedriga for the full appreciation of our professionals – comments Barbara Mangiacavalli, president of the National Federation of the orders of nursing professions (Fnopi). ‘commitment and professionalism of nurses to give a decisive sprint to the vaccination campaign. “The reasons for the protocol are in the fact that the health emergency caused by the spread of the virus makes the” need to structurally strengthen resilience, proximity and the prompt response of the national health system “, he underlines. For this reason, “the home administration of SarS-CoV-2 vaccines for people who cannot go to the vaccination sites organized by the Regions and Autonomous Provinces” is “essential to increase the vaccination coverage of the population”. vaccination nurses who work after working hours thanks to the overcoming of the exclusivity – details a Fnopi note – at this point thanks to the protocol also at home, the same remuneration already established for the other professions is provided: 6.16 euros per Inoculation. A forecast that broadens the range of new remuneration possibilities available to the Regions for nurses beyond the already indicated provision of the use of additional remuneration for this purpose. For all – Fnopi reports – a necessary additional funding will be provided to supplement the national health fund, progressively defined on the basis of the progress of the vaccination campaign hours a piece built by the Federation – concludes Mangiacavalli – once again testifies to the role and importance of nursing care organized according to the canons of true response to the needs of citizens who are not only health care, but also social: the frail must be protected and it is the system and assistance having to go towards them, not the other way around. And this has always been the goal and action of nurses “.
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