SECTION .4100 - EMERGENCY SERVICES
10A NCAC 13B .4101 EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITY REQUIRED
The medical staff of each facility shall require that facility personnel are capable of initiating life-saving measures at a first-aid level of response for any patient or person in need of such services. This shall include:
(1) initiating basic cardio-respiratory resuscitation according to American Red Cross or American Heart Association standards;
(2) availability of first-line emergency drugs as specified by the medical staff;
(3) availability of IV fluids and supplies required to establish IV access; and
(4) establishing protocols or agreements for the transfer of patients to a facility for a higher level of care when these services are not available on site.
History Note: Authority G.S. 131E-79;
Eff. January 1, 1996;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.