HQAA fields quite a few questions about ventilator care and whether or not the care is “clinical” in nature or non-clinical. It may be helpful to clarify some points about ventilator care and review the definition of clinical respiratory services.
It might surprise some readers to learn that there are enough rules and regulations, quirks and nuances, and potential problems to devote an entire blog article to a topic limited to “oxygen orders”. The fact is that oxygen orders are a complex enough issue to devote an article to, and more importantly, for your company to devote resources including training time --toward the goal of compliance.
Now available from HQAA: Facility-Based Ventilator Unit Accreditation
HQAA’s newest accreditation product, Facility-Based Ventilator Unit (FBVU), is starting conversations about quality throughout the long-term care industry.