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Some tips and thoughts on reengaging with normal operations

As anyone in emergency planning knows, part of being prepared is having an emergency recovery plan, one that lets you also go about the business of caring for patients.

The COVID-19 public health emergency won’t last forever. Although it is stretching into its second year, you might be realizing that while your staff must maintain infectious disease protocols as they concentrate care on coronavirus patients, the transition back to normal—whatever that is—will be a challenge.

Inside Accreditation & Quality checked in with frequent contributor Ivan W. Gowe, MS, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CIC, an infection preventionist in quality services at Margaret R. Pardee Memo­rial Hospital in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

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