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Expect the pandemic to continue to impact survey activities for near future
Check your emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, wound care clinics, ambulatory care sites, and anywhere else where pandemic-related equipment shortages have forced your facility to go outside normal supply lines for replacement medical devices.
You could be saving yourself an immediate threat to health and safety (ITHS) citation by The Joint Commission (TJC), which could then threaten your accreditation and ability to offer services.
Staff, equipment, and supply shortages are just a few of the many impacts that the COVID-19 public health emergency has had on hospitals. But expect those pandemic-related road bumps to continue for the near future as a wave of patient surges continue to ripple across the nation.
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