Title: Section 752-2.5 - Medical/professional staff

Effective Date

04/26/1995

752-2.5 Medical/professional staff. The operator shall ensure that:

(a) in addition to the requirements set forth in section 751.4 of this Title, the medical director is a licensed and currently registered doctor of medicine or osteopathy who is board-certified, or board-eligible for a period not to exceed five years after the physician first attained board eligibility, in emergency medicine, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics or family practice, has successfully completed a course and is currently certified in ACLS or has training and experience equivalent to ACLS and is certified in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) and/or pediatric advanced life support (PALS) or has had training and experience equivalent to ATLS and\or PALS;

(b) in addition to the requirements set forth in section 751.6 of this Title, the emergency service will be staffed by a physician's assistant, nurse practitioner or registered professional nurse who has successfully completed a course and is currently certified in ACLS or has training and experience equivalent to ACLS and who preferably is certified in ATLS and/or PALS or has training and experience equivalent to ATLS and/or PALS; and

(c) nursing services are staffed by experienced registered and/or licensed practical nurses to assure that the nursing needs of all emergency patients are met;

(1) patient care responsibilities are delineated in writing for all nursing service personnel;

(2) nursing services are provided in accordance with current standards of professional practice; and

(3) a registered professional nurse with training and current certification in trauma nurse care coordination (TNCC) is in charge of nursing services in the emergency care services unit.

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VOLUME E (Title 10)

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