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007.05.10-32. Specialized Services: Critical Care.

AR ADC 007.05.10-32Arkansas Administrative Code

West's Arkansas Administrative Code
Title 007. Department of Health
Division 05. Health Facility Services
Rule 10. Rules for Critical Access Hospitals in Arkansas (Refs & Annos)
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-32
007.05.10-32. Specialized Services: Critical Care.
A Critical Care Unit is a section of the hospital where intensive care nursing, necessary monitoring and treatment equipment and supplies are provided to those patients who, in the opinion of the attending physician, require such specialized services.
A. Staffing.
1. Critical Care Units shall be staffed with a Registered Nurse each shift.
2. All critical care nursing staff shall be oriented and trained in life support measures, interpretation of dysrhythmias and shall demonstrate competency in critical care nursing specific to patient types. Competency in the specific areas shall be maintained.
B. Policies and Procedures. Procedures shall include:
1. Admission and continuing stay criteria;
2. Discharge criteria;
3. Triage/transfer;
4. Use of protocols; and
5. Definition of the clinical scope of the hospital's critical care service.
C. Equipment. Equipment shall include:
1. Suction;
2. Diagnostic monitoring equipment to include electrocardiographic monitoring;
3. “Crash Cart” containing emergency medications and supplies;
4. Defibrillator;
5. Wall clock;
6. Accommodations to maintain privacy; and
7. Weighing device for bed patients.
D. Isolation. An isolation room shall be available for the treatment of potentially infectious or immune suppressed critical care patients.
E. Pediatric Critical Care. If the facility offers critical care for the pediatric patient there shall be:
1. Policies, procedures and equipment specific to the needs of pediatric patients; and
2. Nursing staff oriented and trained in life support measures, interpretation of dysrhythmias and competency in critical care nursing specific to the pediatric patient.

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Amended Jan. 1, 2016.
<Statutory authority: Promulgated under the Authority of Ark. Code Ann. § 20-7-123, 20-9-201 et seq.>
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credit for details.
Ark. Admin. Code 007.05.10-32, AR ADC 007.05.10-32
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