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Use this checklist as you review your EOP plans with next pandemic in mind

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March 25, 2021

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

CMS and accreditation organizations continue to target emergency preparedness plans and how hospitals are learning from the current public health emergency.

Most emergency operations plans (EOP) crafted before the COVID-19 pandemic focused on mass casualty events or natural disasters, notes Kenneth E. Aaron, MD, a former physician surveyor with The Joint Commission (TJC) and now a consultant with Nash Healthcare Consulting with Geffers & Associates, based in El Paso, Texas.

Few, if any, had a plan for potentially being overwhelmed by an infectious disease, says Aaron, especially one as long-lasting as COVID-19.

CMS and accreditation organizations continue to target emergency preparedness plans and how hospitals are learning from the current public health emergency.

Most emergency operations plans (EOP) crafted before the COVID-19 pandemic focused on mass casualty events or natural disasters, notes Kenneth E. Aaron, MD, a former physician surveyor with The Joint Commission (TJC) and now a consultant with Nash Healthcare Consulting with Geffers & Associates, based in El Paso, Texas.



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