Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

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Teresa Nosek
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Hospital: INDIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 410. INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ARTICLE 15. HOSPITAL LICENSURE RULES RULE 1.6. OPTIONAL HOSPITAL SERVICES 410 IAC 15-1.6-8 Surgical services Sec. 8. (a) If the hospital provides inpatient or ambulatory surgical services, the services shall meet the needs of the patients served, within the scope of the service offered, and in accordance with acceptable standards of practice and safety. (2) An experienced registered nurse shall supervise all nursing personnel in surgical services and postanesthesia care units (PACU), as follows: (B) Circulating duties in the operating room shall be performed by a qualified registered nurse. Licensed practical nurses and surgical technologists may assist in circulating duties under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse who is immediately available to respond to emergencies, in accordance with applicable state law and approved written medical staff policies and procedures.
ASC: INDIANA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 410. INDIANA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ARTICLE 15. HOSPITAL LICENSURE RULES RULE 2.5. REQUIRED AMBULATORY OUTPATIENT SURGICAL CENTER SERVICES Sec. 5. (a) All patient care services must meet the needs of the patient, within the scope of the service offered, in accordance with acceptable standards of practice. Patient care services must be under the direction of a qualified person or persons. Patient care services must require the following: (B) Circulating duties in the operating room shall be performed by a qualified registered nurse. Licensed practical nurses and surgical technologists may assist in circulating duties under the supervision of a qualified registered nurse who is immediately available to respond to emergencies, in accordance with applicable state law and approved medical staff policies and procedures.

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