10A NCAC 13B .4106      POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Each emergency department shall establish written policies and procedures which specify the scope and conduct of patient care to be provided in the emergency areas.  They shall include the following:

(1)           the location, storage, and procurement of medications, blood, supplies, equipment and the procedures to be followed in the event of equipment failure;

(2)           the initial management of patients with burns, hand injuries, head injuries, fractures, multiple injuries, poisoning, animal bites, gunshot or stab wounds and other acute problems;

(3)           the provision of care to an unemancipated minor not accompanied by a parent or guardian, or to an unaccompanied unconscious patient;

(4)           management of alleged or suspected child, elder or adult abuse;

(5)           the management of pediatric emergencies;

(6)           the initial management of patients with actual or suspected exposure to radiation;

(7)           management of alleged or suspected rape victims;

(8)           the reporting of individuals dead on arrival to the proper authorities;

(9)           the use of standing orders;

(10)         tetanus and rabies prevention or prophylaxis; and

(11)         the dispensing of medications in accordance with state and federal laws.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

Eff. January 1, 1996.