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done. "Stick to the facts, don't panic and rely on your experts," says Ms. Groven. Infection preventionists should cast a wide net when it comes to seeking help from experts. "They need to work with their local health departments as well as their state health departments," says Ms. Pettis. "They need to broaden their areas of expertise and keep track of what the different health departments and experts such as the CDC and the World Health Organization are doing." When the dust finally settles and healthcare organizations slowly and cautiously return to some semblance of a pre-pandemic routine, perhaps some good will come out of the current crisis. Says Ms. Pettis, "If there's a silver lining in any of this, which you really have to search for right now, it's that surgical professionals are hopefully developing some really good habits that we've been trying to get them to embrace for many years." OSM M A Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1

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