August 20, 2020

Joint Commission removing position statement on preventing nosocomial COVID-19 infections

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission announced August 19 that it is removing its position statement: "Preventing Nosocomial COVID-19 Infections as Organizations Resume Regular Care Delivery.”

The guidance was written in May when COVID-19 cases in the US were declining, healthcare organizations were working to resume elective procedures and ambulatory care, and the Joint Commission was receiving many questions on reopening.

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The Joint Commission says it has heard from a number of professional societies and healthcare organizations that sections of their position statement were problematic because of changes in the epidemic and their understanding of the science around COVID-19 transmission.


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