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Too tired to prepare for survey? Do it anyway, and here are tips

The last few months of managing a pandemic have exhausted you. But you still need to prepare for that upcoming survey, whenever it happens, whether it’s a virtual review or an on-site visit.

Start by taking a look back at your last survey report as well as last year’s environment of care committee reports to remind you what you’ve already done and especially what you might still need to resolve within the Environment of Care (EC), Life Safety (LS), and Emergency Management (EM) standards.

“The mantra over the last couple of months has been: The focus of the survey is not on what’s going well, but rather on what’s not going well,” says Steven A. MacArthur, a senior consultant with The Greeley Company in Danvers, Massachusetts.

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