December 2020 Newsletter                  
Happy Holidays to All!

Many thanks to our healthcare partners for their unrelenting dedication to all who need their services. As we reminisce about all that has happened in 2020, we cannot escape the effect Covid-19 has had on our lives, our families, our businesses and the world as we know it. The advent of vaccines and effective therapeutics to combat Covid-19 is a game changer and provides an opportunity for us to manage this disease without the severe results we have seen so far.
This month we are providing our Annual Top 20 To Do List to set the stage for 2021 with some priorities to consider. We are also offering Part II of Cleaning and Disinfecting the Environment.  
So here's to the new year and an opportunity to create a Happy and Healthy 2021!
Top 20 Items for your 2021 "To Do" List

What a year 2020 has been! As we approach what appears to be a quite unusual Holiday Season with social distancing and gathering restrictions, we encourage you to spend the time with family and those you hold dear. We also want you to take some time to reorganize and prepare as we move into a new year.

About the Author -

Christopher Pratt is an Associate Consultant with more than 32 years in clinical and leadership experience working in varying healthcare positions. He retired in 2016 with over 29 years of distinguished service as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Officer. Clinically, he is a licensed Registered Nurse with extensive experience in critical care, medical-surgical services, ambulatory care, staff development, nursing administration and quality.  Read more about Chris and our team.  

Environmental Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting in a Covid-19 World - Part II  
Organizations need to start the discussion from a multi-disciplinary team approach to include (at least), Environmental Services, Infection Prevention, Surgical Department leaders, Purchasing, and the Safety Officer. A consensus needs to be achieved on what the meaning of cleaning is, what sanitizing is and what disinfecting is. Read More  
About the Author - 
James Ballard is a healthcare professional with over 30 years of experience responsible for assessing healthcare organizations' readiness for licensing, accreditation and regulatory compliance. He has worked in a variety of healthcare positions and his experiences range from Surgical Technologist, EMT, Combat Medicine to a Federally Certified Healthcare Surveyor (Hospital, Critical Access, Transplant, Ambulatory Survey Centers and Long-Term Care), to Director of positions over Compliance, Quality, Infection Prevention, Safety, Risk Management, Employee Health, and Emergency Preparedness.


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