New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 7 - HEALTH
Chapter 7 - HOSPITALS
Part 2 - REQUIREMENTS FOR ACUTE CARE, LIMITED SERVICES AND SPECIAL HOSPITALS
Section 7.7.2.36 - RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES

Universal Citation: 7 NM Admin Code 7.7.2.36

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

A. Direction. If respiratory care services are offered by the hospital, the service shall be under the medical direction of a qualified physician.

B. Policies and Procedures. Respiratory care services shall be provided in accordance with written policies and procedures that shall be approved by the medical staff. The policies and procedures shall address at a minimum:

(1) assembly and operation of mechanical aids to ventilation;

(2) management of adverse reactions to respiratory care services;

(3) administration of medications in accordance with physicians' orders;

(4) personnel who may perform specific procedures, under what circumstances and under what degree of supervision; and

(5) procurement, handling, storage and dispensing of therapeutic gases.

C. Personnel. Respiratory care services shall be provided by personnel qualified by education, training, experience and demonstrated competence.

D. Physicians' Orders. Respiratory care services shall be provided in accordance with the orders of a physician. The staff person authorized to take orders shall transcribe oral orders given by a physician into the medical record.

E. Oxygen. Oxygen monitoring equipment, including oxygen analyzers, shall be available and shall be checked for proper function prior to use but at least daily. Oxygen concentrations shall be documented. There shall be a written policy, which states how frequently oxygen humidifiers are to be cleaned.

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