Sentinel Event Alert shares concerns from health care workers during COVID-19
The latest issue of Sentinel Event Alert — the first in a new special-edition series — addresses concerns received from health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides learnings and examples that may be helpful as health care organizations continue to respond and prepare for future challenges that will require safe, healthy and engaged health care workers.
In “Voices from the pandemic: Health care workers in the midst of crisis,” Sentinel Event Alert examines how the continuing onslaught of COVID-19 is pushing health care organizations to their limits and workers beyond physical exhaustion. These kinds of traumatic experiences underscore the critical importance of supporting health care workers who bear the burden of crisis situations along with patients and families.
As a sounding board and source of information to America’s health care organizations, The Joint Commission is in a unique position to understand and shed light on their collective experience during the pandemic, which is expected to continue with high rates of infection and mortality through the winter despite the rollout of vaccines that started in December, according to public health experts.
Read Sentinel Event Alert.