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sleep center | safety | COVID-19

Compliance Corner: Return to Work Safety Plan

By: Laura A. Linley, CRTT, RPSGT, RST, FAAST
May 27th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unwelcome challenges overnight, leaving the healthcare industry floundering in a sea of change; it seems that every service line now must assess, pivot and adopt safety procedures aimed at reducing the risk of care. My goal for this compliance corner is to highlight the resources and standards required to develop an enhanced and ongoing safety plan for your sleep center.

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Active Shooter Training in the Sleep Lab

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT
September 12th, 2019

With all the shootings and violence in our world, it was inevitable that hospitals had to begin offering active shooter training to their staff. We now have not only a code for violent or aggressive behavior in the hospital—sometimes known as a code grey (code grey, stay away)—but now we have a special code for someone brandishing a weapon, sometimes known as code silver. 

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