Travelin JCAHO site for homecare info and found this:
Go to site and click on standards on left bar---look at 2001 standards.
Scroll to Standards and Intents for Sedation and Anesthesia Care
for info applicable to you.
Also see :Leadership
Planning and Design of Services
LD.1.3.2 The design of patient care to be provided is appropriate to the scope and level of care required by the patients served and standards of practice.
LD.1.3.4 Care is available in a timely manner to meet patient needs.
LD.1.9 The leaders are responsible for making initial appointments and reappointments, and granting or curtailing the delineated clinical privileges of licensed independent practitioners.
LD.2.1 The leaders are responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care.
LD.2.2 The leaders are responsible for providing an adequate number of qualified, competent staff.
LD.2.3 The leaders are responsible for determining the qualifications and competence of patient care staff who are not licensed independent practitioners.
LD.2.5 The leaders are responsible for determining space and other resources required for services.
LD.2.7 The organization complies with all applicable law and regulation.
LD.4 The leaders set expectations, develop plans, manage processes, and set priorities to measure, assess, and improve the quality of governance, management, clinical and patient care services, and support activities.
LD.22.214.171.124 The leaders appropriately communicate information from cross-organization performance improvement activities.
LD.4.3.2 Leaders ensure that the processes for identifying and managing sentinel events are defined and implemented.
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Looking at the standards, how can you have a non-nurse supervising RN's? Think they would get more bang for their buck by having an RN supervisor who would also be availabe for cases too.