Title: Section 713-3.5 - Physical environment standards for long-term care programs for ventilator dependent residents

Effective Date

12/29/2010

713-3.5 Physical environment standards for long-term care programs for ventilator dependent residents. (a) Each bedroom occupied by a resident receiving long term ventilator care shall comply with applicable criteria in section 713-3.4 (b) of this Subpart and shall provide adequate space for a mechanical ventilator and for equipment to be used in the administration of oxygen and suction to each resident. The facility shall have a sufficient number of single rooms to accommodate one-fifth of the facility's total capacity of ventilator dependent residents. If the facility has less than five beds, there must be at least one single room for the treatment of ventilator dependency. At least one single-bedded ventilator care room shall be designed and equipped for use as an infection control room with an additional lavatory conveniently located for staff handwashing, but not within the resident toilet room (a bathing facility may be omitted).
(b) The following service areas shall be readily available:
(1) a conference room for in-service education and training of respiratory care staff;
(2) a 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.
(d) At least one resident bathing facility shall be equipped with a mechanical lift and space for equipment and staff assistance.

Volume

VOLUME D (Title 10)

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