HQAA Blog

Isn’t All Ventilator Care ‘Clinical'?

Posted by Steve DeGenaro on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 03:53 PM

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. 

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Topics: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Ventilator Unit, Quality Care, AARC

O2 Orders 101

Posted by Steve DeGenaro on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 10:14 AM

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.

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Topics: Employee Training, HME Accreditation Requirements, Compliance, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Delivery, Oxygen

Top 3 Reasons to Seek Facility-Based Ventilator Unit Accreditation

Posted by Steve DeGenaro on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 @ 02:15 PM

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.

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Topics: Long Term Care, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Ventilator Unit, Quality Care, AARC