Sentinel Event Alert: Health Care Workers in the Midst of Crisis


The pandemic has been exhausting for our healthcare professionals.

They have experienced months of patient care under very stressful conditions, including lack of PPE, lack of ICU bed, high mortality rates among patients, time away from their own families and fear of contracting the deadly COVID-19 virus.


The Joint Commission has issued a special Sentinel Event Alert to address the emotional toll the pandemic has caused on healthcare professionals. This report offers five key ways to support health care workers during the pandemic.

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