49 Pa. Code § 21.15

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 31, July 30, 2022
Section 21.15 - Monitoring, defibrillating and resuscitating

The use of monitoring, defibrillating or resuscitating equipment, or a combination of the three, hereinafter called "therapy," is a proper function of a registered nurse and is a function regulated by this section; the function may not be performed unless all of the following provisions are met:

(1) The employer, through written policy, has agreed that the registered nurse may administer the therapy.
(2) A committee of licensed physicians and nurses within the employing agency has established written criteria prescribing when the therapy shall be administered by a registered nurse either in the presence or absence of the attending physician.
(3) The techniques for administering the therapy have been established by a committee of licensed physicians and registered nurses within the employing agency.
(4) The registered nurse has had instruction and supervised practice in administering the therapy.
(5) The registered nurse has demonstrated competency in administering the therapy to the satisfaction of the employer.
(6) The registered nurse shall have employed the prescribed techniques in administering the therapy in accordance with the established criteria.

49 Pa. Code § 21.15