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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Maintaining perioperative safety in uncertain times: COVID-19 pandemic response strategies.

Mazzola SM, Grous C. AORN J. 2020;112(4):397-405.

This article describes strategies implemented by one hospital to help ensure patient and staff member safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, including use of personal protective equipment, decontamination efforts, mass temperature screenings, universal preprocedure testing, procedure prioritization, and modified workflows, as well as mental health support for front line clinicians and staff.