April 9, 2020

Joint Commission offers guidance, resources for creating capacity for COVID-19 surge patients

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission, in its April 8 online newsletter, announced the creation of a web portal with resources to assist healthcare workers create capacity for surge patients with COVID-19.

Included are:

  • Use of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) as Alternative Care Sites for Hospitals
  • Emergency Management Healthcare Environment Checklist
  • 5 key steps for finding extra hospital capacity
  • Surge Hospitals: Providing Safe Care in Emergencies
  • CMS Expanded Telehealth Services.


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