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AAAHC issues COVID-19 risk prevention guidelines

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, January 21, 2021

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Facilities Must ‘Identify, Isolate, and Inform’ During Resumption of Operations

By the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, www.psqh.com

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created new burdens and unprecedented challenges for the U.S. healthcare system. Healthcare facilities around the country are constantly adapting to rapid changes and adopting novel strategies as they navigate executive orders and the coronavirus itself, while ensuring staff, patient, and visitor safety.

Whether offering limited services, operating at full capacity, or preparing to reopen after temporary closure, ambulatory healthcare facilities must continue to stay up to date on the coronavirus situation to implement best practices, both during the state of emergency and following the gradual reopening of state healthcare systems.

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