Partnership Programs & Initiatives

VNAA has developed partnerships with a variety of organizations supporting home-based care. Most partnerships include VNAA members with discounted access to products and services.
 
Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition  

Lockton Affinity, LLC
 

Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition Cold and flu season is here again, which means we as healthcare professionals are on especially high alert for potential dosing mistakes among our patients. Seven in 10 will use over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat their cold and flu symptoms, and research shows that consumers don’t always know that taking two medicines with the same ingredient could be harmful, and two in three consumers don’t consider other OTC medicines they’re taking when choosing an OTC pain reliever.

The CDC expects the cold and flu season will peak this year between December and March, so now is the time to remind your patients that many multi-symptom cold and flu medicines contain the common drug ingredient acetaminophen. In fact, acetaminophen is found in more than 600 different OTC and prescription medicines. It’s safe and effective when used as directed, but patients who take medicines with acetaminophen for everyday pain relief may not realize they risk accidentally doubling their dose by taking certain cold and flu medicines. Make sure your patients know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has set a maximum daily dose of 4,000 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period, and taking more than directed can lead to liver damage. 

These core safe use steps from the Know Your Dose campaign, of which VNAA is a proud partner, will help your patients use medicines with acetaminophen safely:
  • Always read and follow the label. 
  • Know if your medicines contain acetaminophen.
  • Take only one medicine at a time that contains acetaminophen. 
  • Ask your healthcare provider or a pharmacist if you have questions about dosing instructions or medicines that contain acetaminophen.
Order free educational materials on acetaminophen safe use for your office or pharmacy at KnowYourDose.org and follow @KnowYourDose on Twitter.
   
EBSCO Health Master nursing best practices with the premier source for evidence-based information designed specifically for nurses. Unmatched in scope, nurses use Nursing Reference Center Plus to get answers to questions quickly, access care plans, watch video demonstrations, strengthen nursing skills, earn continuing education credits, access drug information and patient education.
 
EBSCO Health, proprietors of Nursing Reference Center Plus, is sharing trial access to this resources with chapters across the country to get feedback on how this could benefit nurses in the field.
   


Lockton Affinity, LLC

The risk of malpractice claims against nurses is real-and why nurses in the home health care and hospice industry must protect their professional and financial assets. The VNAA Insurance Program, administered by Lockton Affinity, LLC, offers comprehensive liability insurance protection for VNAA nurses (both paid and volunteer), at the lowest prices on the market.

Through Lockton's fully-integrated online platform (www.vnaainsurance.com), VNAA nurses can get an instant quote for affordable Professional Liability Insurance and, if they like what they see, can complete the remainder of the application and buy coverage online in under 10 minutes. The policy is delivered via email immediately after purchase, providing members the proof of coverage they need and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they're protected against the unexpected.

Business Insurance is also available for VNAA member agencies to protect their business operations. Coverages available include Business Owners Policy, Workers' Compensation, Professional Liability and more.

Member agencies can contact a VNAA-dedicated sales associate at (877) 719-4792 to request a quote or visit www.vnaainsurance.com for more information.

   
Pro Leasing Services Pro Leasing Services (PLS) is a full service Nationwide Fleet Management Company specializing in serving fleets fewer than 500 vehicles.  PLS is a financially sound, collaborative, and nimble organization with a deep knowledge of the automotive industry and a laser focus on customer service.
 
PLS understands organizational vehicle needs and how to provide solutions that will provide the greatest combination of savings, efficiencies, customer service and return on net asset. Often, a PLS vehicle solution will provide savings compared to employee vehicle reimbursement.
 
Our team is excited to partner with the VNAA to provide a vehicle procurement program for the VNAA members.  We think you will be pleased with the SMART Car Program as a perfect answer for financing, functionality, and fun. Click here to view an informational webinar, which provides an overview of the benefits available to VNAA members as part of this partnership.
   
Relias Learning VNAA has teamed up with Relias Learning to bring quality online training to home-based care providers.

Relias Learning offers online training to post-acute care, health and human services, autism and applied behavior analysis, public safety, payers, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.

Though the name Relias Learning is new, the organization has been delivering online training programs to organizations with specialized needs since 2002.

By bringing together Silverchair Learning Systems, Essential Learning, Care2Learn, Hospice Education Network, Autism Training Solutions, Academy Medical, Redilearning, and AIS systems Relias provides its clients with a wealth of courses and dedicated support to meet their compliance needs. Strong partnerships with leading advocacy and professional organizations enable Relias to create engaging, relevant, and timely learning experiences.

VNAA members are eligible for a 20% discount on partnered educational content through the VNAA AcademyClick here to view the discount code (Log-in required)If you have trouble logging into the VNAA portal, please contact Member Services at 571-527-1522 or memberservices@vnaa.org.

Click here to learn more about the partnership.
   
Boo to the Flu

Say "Boo" to the Flu - The Clorox Company and Families Fighting Flu

We are excited to partner with The Clorox Company and Families Fighting Flu to give busy families an easy way to help scare away the flu virus.

Sponsored by 
Clorox
   
UST
Lower Your Unemployment Insurance Costs - Unemployment Services Trust

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) has partnered with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) since 2002 to help our members lower the cost of unemployment at their nonprofit. Founded by nonprofits for nonprofits, UST is a grantor Trust, owned by its members, that has spent the past 30 years helping members carefully manage their claims costs through ongoing education, expert claims management, and reserve building.

Free White Paper from UST: The Five Myths That Are Increasing Your Nonprofit's HR Costs

For more information, contact one of UST's Unemployment Cost Advisors at (888) 249- 4788 or fill out a complimentary Savings Evaluation here.