Table of Contents: Respiratory

The policies in this section describe policies, practice standards and operations for various UTMB Departments and areas of operation.

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Respiratory  -  Pulmonary Function Laboratory
0-0 Cover Page
0-00 TOC
0-1 Employee Signature Page
0-2 Organizational Chart
0-3 CAP CLIA Number
01-01 Purpose of Manual
01-02 Department P&P
01-03 Developing P&P
01-04 Purpose of UTMB Clinic's Services
01-05 UTMB Clinics Overview
01-06 HIPPA
01-07 Confidentiality
01-08 Quality Improvement Plan
01-09 Occurrence Reporting
01-10 Compliance with CAP Terms
01-11 PFT Employee Concerns
01-12 Medical Device-Supply Recall
01-13 Handling of Malfuntioning
02-01 Clinic Staff Identification
02-03 Continuing Education
02-04 Professional Licensure
02-05 Periodic Assessment of Competencies
02-06 Scheduled Leave Absences
02-07 Vacation-Scheduled Leave
02-08 Weather Emergency
02-09 Staffing During Adverse Conditions
02-10 Latex Allergy
02-11 Smoking, Drinking, Eating in Lab
02-13 Supplies, Equipment, Repair, Maintenance
03-01 Patient Appointments
03-02 Flow of Patients through PFT Lab
03-03 Entering of Patient Demographics
03-04 Pnuemotach Calibration
03-05 Patient Testing - Slow Vital Capacity
03-06 Patient Testing - Forced Vital Capacity
03-07 Patient Testing - Diffusion Capacity
03-08 Patient Testing - Plethysmography on Elite
03-09 Patient Testing - FRC (N2)
03-10 Patient Testing - MIP-MEP
03-11 Patient Testing - MVV
03-12 Patient Testing - Bronchial Challenge
03-13 Patient Testing - Hypertonic challenge
03-14 Patient Testing - Gas Exchange
03-15 Patient Testing - Simple Stress
03-16 Respiratory Isolation
03-17 Disposal of Single Use Items
03-18 Cleaning and Disinfection
03-19 DNKA
03-20 Shunt Study
04-01 ABG Analysis Radiometer ABL80
04-02 ABG Sampling Procedure
04-03 ABG - Unacceptable Specimen
04-04 ABG - Recapping Needles
04-05 ABG - Use of Analyzers Outside Clinic
04-06 ABG - Special Drawing Considerations
04-07 ABG - Notification of Critical Levels
04-08 ABG - Review of Test Data
04-10 ABG CAP Proficiency Survey Samples
04-11 ABG Transmission of Results
04-12 ABG - Westgard Rules
04-13 ABG - Solution Pack Sensor Cassette & Waste Disposal
04-14 ABG - QC & Acceptability
04-9 ABG - Data Logs
05-01 Universal Precaution
05-02 Bloodborne Pathogens
05-03 HIV-AIDS
05-04 Chemical Hygiene
05-05 Lab Ergonomics
05-06 Electrical Safety
05-07 Fire Alarm
05-08 Gas Cylinders
05-09 Reporting of Laboratory Accidents
05-10 Compliance Commitment
06-01 Maintenance of Computer and Peripherals
06-02 Safeguarding Items During Weather Emergency
Respiratory  -  Respiratory Care Services
07.01.01 Guidelines for Respiratory Care Services Medical Record
07.01.07 Supervisor’s Shift Report
07.01.08 Staff Shift Change Report
07.01.09 Reasons for Therapy Being Missed
07.01.10 RCS Orders
07.01.11 Inadequate or Incomplete Physician Orders
07.01.12 Authorization for Arterial Puncture
07.01.13 Authorization for Intubation of Neonatal Patients
07.01.14 Authorization for Surfactant Therapy Administration
07.01.17 Guidelines for Use of Patient-Family Teaching Form
07.01.18 Unusual Event Reporting
07.01.21 Transfer of Patients
07.01.22 Meal Periods and Breaks
07.01.23 RCS Time and Attendance
07.02.02 Seventy-Two (72) Hour Re-Order or Discontinuation o
07.02.04 Oxygen Protocol
07.02.05 Discharge of Oxygen Dependent Patients
07.02.07 Spirometry
07.02.08 Assessing Patient Response to Bronchodilator Therapy
07.02.09 Age Specific Considerations in Respiratory Care
07.03.01 Medical Director Intervention Protocol
07.03.02 Guidelines for Performing Electrocardiograms
07.03.03 Infection Control
07.03.05 Breathing Exercises
07.03.06 Deep Breathe and Cough
07.03.08 Incentive Spirometry
07.03.09 Chest Physiotherapy
07.03.10 Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) Therapy
07.03.11 Chest Physiotherapy Using the Vest
07.03.12 Intrapulmonary Percussion Ventilation
07.03.13 Pharmacology
07.03.14 Peak Flow Monitoring
07.03.15 Small Volume Nebulizer Treatment (Hand-Held)
07.03.16 Metered Dose Inhaler Treatment
07.03.17 Metered Dose Inhaler Treatment Via Ventilator
07.03.18 Continuous Nebulized Bronchodilator Therapy
07.03.19 Aerosolization of Pentamidine
07.03.20 Inhalation Protocol
07.03.21 Micro Plus Spirometer Operating Procedure
07.03.26 Sputum Induction
07.03.27 Oxyhood or Cube
07.03.28 Continuous Aerosol Therapy
07.03.29 Analyzing FiO2 on Delivery Systems
07.03.30 Bilievel Device
07.03.32 Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
07.03.33 Infant Nasal CPAP System
07.03.34 Code 99 Response Teams
07.03.35 Portable Oxygen Transport
07.03.36 In-House Transport of Neonatal Patients
07.03.37 Outside Transport of Neonatal Patients
07.03.38 Mechanical Ventilation During Patient Transport
07.03.39 Arterial Puncture
07.03.40 Neonatal Pediatric Arterial Puncture
07.03.41 Arterial Line Sampling
07.03.44 Neonatal Intubation
07.03.45 Securing Endotracheal Tube in Neonatal and Pediatr
07.03.46 Endotracheal Tube Placement
07.03.47 Care of Endotracheal Nasotracheal Tracheostomy Tubes
07.03.48 Measurement of Endotracheal or Trach Tube Cuff Pressure
07.03.49 Minimal Occluding Volume (MOV)
07.03.50 Suction of the Patient with an Artificial Airway
07.03.51 Indwelling Suction Catheter
07.03.52 Extubation of Endotracheal Tubes
07.03.53 Mechanical Ventilation
07.03.55 Measure of Static and Dynamic Compliance of the Ve
07.03.56 Equipment Change-Out
07.03.57 Operating Instructions for Inhaled Nitric Oxide Th
07.03.59 Nasotracheal Suction
07.03.60 Inhaled Epoprostenol
07.03.61 LTV 1200 MRI Ventilator
07.04.01 Code Cart
07.04.02 Code Cart Checking Procedure
07.04.03 Nasal Cannula
07.04.04 Simple Face Mask
07.04.05 Venturi Face Mask
07.04.06 Non-Rebreathing Mask
07.04.07 Manual Resuscitators
07.04.11 Operating Instructions for Adult Microprocessor Co
07.04.12 Operating Instructions for High Frequency Oscillation
07.04.13 Rental Equipment Procurement
07.04.14 Regulators and Cylinders
07.04.20 Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Storage, Safety & Usage
Respiratory  -  Sleep Disorders Centers
08.01.01 Patient Acceptance Criteria (Campus)
08.01.01 Patient Acceptance Criteria (VLTC)
08.01.02 Retention and Storage of Files and Records (Campus)
08.01.02 Retention and Storage of Files and Records (VLTC)
08.01.03 Technician Staffing Patterns and Ratios (Campus)
08.01.03 Technician Staffing Patterns and Ratios (VLTC)
08.02.01 Environmental Emergencies and Disasters (Campus)
08.02.01 Environmental Emergencies and Disasters (VLTC)
08.02.02 Internal Emergencies and Disasters (Campus)
08.02.02 Internal Emergencies and Disasters (VLTC)
08.02.03 Medical Emergencies and Notification (Campus)
08.02.03 Medical Emergencies and Notification (VLTC)
08.02.04 Seizure Activity (Campus)
08.02.04 Seizure Activity (VLTC)
08.02.05 SDC Occurrence Reporting
08.02.06 Emergency Procedures (Campus)
08.02.07 Pediatric Emergency Protocol
08.03.01 SDC Hazardous Materials
08.03.02 SDC Infection Control
08.03.03 SDC Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) -- Occupational Chemoprophylaxis
08.03.04 SDC Universal Precautions
08.03.05 SDC AIDS, HIV, & Hepatitis B
08.04.01 Cleaning and Maintenance of Equipment, Sensors, and Patient Rooms (Campus)
08.04.01 Cleaning and Maintenance of Equipment, Sensors, and Patient Rooms (VLTC)
08.04.02 SDC Equipment Safety and Electrical Inspection
08.05.01 Handling Inquiries (Campus)
08.05.01 Handling Inquiries (VLTC)
08.05.02 Organization and Maintenance of Patient Charts (Campus)
08.05.02 Organization and Maintenance of Patient Charts (VLTC)
08.05.03 SDC Obtaining Insurance Authorization
08.05.04 SDC Documentation of Initial Evaluation
08.05.05 SDC Release of Patient Information
08.06.01 SDC Oxygen Administration
08.06.02 SDC Montages
08.06.03 SDC Biological Calibrations
08.06.04 ResMed GRASS Equipment Calibration (Campus)
08.06.05 SDC Documentation During Sleep Studies
08.06.06 SDC Patient Preparation and Electrode Sensor Application
08.06.07 SDC BiPAP Titration
08.06.08 SDC CPAP Titration
08.06.09 SDC MSLT
08.06.10 SDC MWT
08.06.12 Pediatric Polysomnography (Campus)
08.06.13 Protocol for Polysomnography (Campus)
08.06.13 Protocol for Polysomnography (VLTC)
08.06.14 SDC Split Night Induction
08.06.15 SDC Scoring Definitions for Sleep-Related Events
08.06.16 SDC Scoring Sleep Related Events
08.06.17 Scoring Sleep Related Events Pediatric (Campus)
08.06.18 SDC Scoring Sleep Stage Adult
08.06.19 Scoring Sleep Stage Pediatric (Campus)
08.06.20 SDC Artifact Recognition and Elimination
08.06.21 SDC GRASS Keyboard F-Key Designations
08.06.22 End-Tidal PCO2 Calibration (Campus)
08.06.23 Pediatric PAP Titration (Campus)
08.06.24 Home Sleep Testing
08.06.25 Home Sleep Testing Patient Hookup
08.07.01 SDC Quality Assurance
08.07.02 SDC Inter-scorer Reliability
08.08.02 SDC Scheduling Follow-up Visits
08.08.03 Scheduling Sleep Studies (Campus)
08.08.03 Scheduling Sleep Studies (VLTC)
08.08.04 Direct Referrals for Sleep Studies (Campus)
08.08.04 Direct Referrals for Sleep Studies (VLTC)
Emergency Procedures (VLTC)
HST Consent
HST Patient Hook up Instructions

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