Section 713-1.11 - Requirements for long term ventilator programs

713-1.11 Requirements for long term ventilator programs.
(a) Each bedroom occupied by a resident receiving ventilator care shall comply with applicable criteria set forth in section 713-1.3 of this Subpart and shall include the following: (1) adequate space for a bedside mechanical ventilator for each bed;
(2) adequate space for wheelchair access to all functional areas of the room as well as for its storage and parking when not in use;
(3) adequate space for oxygen administration and suction equipment for each resident; (4) a wheelchair accessible toilet room with adequate space for staff to assist residents; and, (5) at least one duplex outlet per bed that is connected to the emergency electrical service. (b) One isolation room shall be provided on each nursing unit where ventilator dependent residents are housed. (c) Facilities with long term ventilator programs shall provide: (1) a conference room for in-service education and training of respiratory care staff;
(2) an easily accessible treatment room equipped with facilities for the administration of oxygen and suction;
(3) adequate office space for staff serving ventilator dependent residents;
(4) adequate storage and maintenance space to ensure routine servicing of ventilators and related equipment;
(5) dining space that is wheelchair accessible; and,
(6) adequate therapy space for respiratory rehabilitation.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Doc Status: 
Complete