Workers link COVID-19 outbreak at California hospital to mismanagement

Staff members say not properly separating patients, short staffing and a lack of testing and protective gear has led to an outbreak

Employees at a California hospital claim poor management is driving an outbreak as new masks run low and COVID-19 patients are mixed with non-COVID-19 patients, according to an article on the Voice of OC website.

Not properly separating patients, short staffing and a lack of testing and protective gear has led to an outbreak, according to employees.

One nurse said that adult patients are in the pediatric section because the hospital is running out of room. 

The hospital's parent company, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare said the hospital's safety practices amid the pandemic are consistent with guidelines.

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July 20, 2020

Topic Area: Infection Control

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