188.8.131.52 HANDLING OF EMERGENCIES:
- Upon admission, each resident or surrogate decision maker shall designate a primary care practitioner (PCP) to be called in case of a medical necessity. Each resident or representative shall also designate a concerned person to be called in case of an emergency. The facility shall establish a policy to secure medical assistance if the resident’s own physician is not available. In the event of an illness or an injury to the resident, the PCP or a physician extender shall be notified by the facility.
- The facility shall have a first aid kit that contains at a minimum, gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic ointment and bandages for emergencies. The first aid kit shall be kept in a designated, easily accessible place within the facility.
- An easily accessible and functional telephone shall be available in each facility for summoning help in case of an emergency. A pay telephone does not fulfill this requirement.
- A list of emergency numbers including: fire department, police department, ambulance services and poison control shall be posted near each public telephone in the facility.
[184.108.40.206 NMAC – Rp, 220.127.116.11 NMAC, 1/15/2010]