Recommended steps to prevent workplace violence in hospitals include ensuring workers receive adequate training, having sufficient staffing levels, providing ongoing assessment of patients and residents for aggressive behavior and indicators, and appropriately adapting patients’ or residents’...
CMS wants hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare providers, “especially those delivering care in congregate care settings,” to protect patients against the transmission of COVID-19 and influenza.
When standards have been realigned in the past, certain “requirements” were dropped off, but some of those things never really went away, mostly because, while not requirements, those things were essential to an effectively managed program.
Take time to consult with your organization’s staff before reverting to pre-pandemic practices and procedures. Some things might not need to change. Some things might need to change quickly. And some might need to change as slowly as possible.