County Continuing Effort To Recruit Retired Medical Personnel

Close To 500 Volunteers Have Signed Up To Help

Mitch Kelly
April 08, 2020 - 6:21 am
Registered nurse, Peter Sidhu, demonstrates how to put on and take off personal protective equipment

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Clark County has released TV Public Service Announcements in both 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 (State Emergency Registry of Volunteers-Nevada) website.

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.

At a media briefing on Wednesday, Governor Steve Sisolak said that 475 retired medical professionals have volunteered their services to be part of what is called the Battle Born Medical Corps

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.

Qualified professionals then become part of an alert system that draws upon the pool of available professional volunteers to deploy in emergencies.

A link to the online registration form is posted on SERV-NV’s website here.