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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

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

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.