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Reopening your hospital: Flush water pipes, double-check maintenance

As you reopen patient care areas for non-emergent care, be sure to flush water lines, check expiration dates on drugs and supplies, and ensure all equipment and spaces have been cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturers’ instructions and CDC guidelines. The Trump administration began urging healthcare facilities in early June to resume elective surgeries, diagnostic tests, and other non-emergency care while encouraging patients to tend to healthcare needs they may have postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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