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Expedited Credentialing and Addressing Staffing Shortages During Coronavirus Pandemic

Hospitals should anticipate coronavirus patients filling hospital beds from coast to coast based on projections for COVID-19 spread. Healthcare workers, and healthcare providers may become patients needing treatment for the virus resulting in possible shortages of staffing at hospitals, urgent care centers, and even nursing homes.  

Hospitals should have policies in place related to the…

Documenting the Standard of Care during a Pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading through the United States, and the CDC is forecasting continued infection. More and more people could develop symptoms and arrive at hospitals for help. So, what do we know about the standard of care for healthcare providers in these scenarios?

In most states, standard of care is defined by statute and is typically described as that level of care that a…


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