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Communication with health care workers regarding health care-associated exposure to coronavirus 2019: a checklist to facilitate disclosure.

Wickner P, Hartley T, Salmasian H, et al. Communication with health care workers regarding health care-associated exposure to coronavirus 2019: a checklist to facilitate disclosure. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2020 Jun 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2020.04.012.

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June 24, 2020
Wickner PG, Hartley T, Salmasian H, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020;46(8):477-482.
The authors of this commentary propose a communication checklist for healthcare workers regarding potential health care-associated exposure to COVID-19. Key elements include identifying individuals responsible for communicating with and supporting potentially exposed health care workers; curtailing spread through timely disclosure and transparency; establishing clear guidance for health care workers and management; and providing essential resources for healthcare worker dealing with an exposure, such as peer support or remote work.
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Wickner P, Hartley T, Salmasian H, et al. Communication with health care workers regarding health care-associated exposure to coronavirus 2019: a checklist to facilitate disclosure. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. Epub 2020 Jun 4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2020.04.012.