Ariz. Admin. Code § R4-22-501 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022

In this Article,

"ACLS" means advanced cardiac life support performed according to certification standards of the American Heart Association.

"Auscultation" means the act of listening to sounds within the human body either directly or through use of a stethoscope or other means.

"BLS" means basic life support performed according to certification standards of the American Heart Association.

"Capnography" means monitoring the concentration of exhaled carbon dioxide of a sedated patient to determine adequacy of the patient's ventilatory function.

"Deep sedation" means a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which a patient:

Cannot be easily aroused, but

Responds purposefully following repeated or painful stimulation, and

May partially lose the ability to maintain ventilatory function.

"Discharge" means a written or electronic documented termination of office-based surgery provided to a patient.

"Emergency" means an immediate threat to the life or health of a patient.

"General anesthesia" means a drug-induced loss of consciousness during which a patient:

Can not be aroused even with painful stimulus; and

May partially or completely lose the ability to maintain ventilatory, neuromuscular, or cardiovascular function or airway.

"Health care professional" means a registered nurse or a registered nurse practitioner, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1601, physician assistant, as defined in A.R.S. § 32-2501, and any individual authorized to perform surgery under A.R.S. Title 32 who participates in office-based surgery.

"Informed consent" means advising a patient of the:

Purpose for and alternatives to office-based surgery,

Risks associated with office-based surgery, and

Possible benefits and complications from office-based surgery.

"Malignant hyperthermia" means a life-threatening condition in an individual who has a genetic sensitivity to inhalant anesthetics and depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs that occurs during or after the administration of an inhalant anesthetic or depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drug.

"Minimal sedation" means a drug-induced state during which:

A patient responds to verbal commands,

Cognitive function and coordination may be impaired, and

A patient's ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are unaffected. "Moderate sedation" means a drug-induced depression of consciousness during which:

A patient responds to verbal commands or light tactile stimulations, and

No interventions are required to maintain ventilatory or cardiovascular function.

"Monitor" means to assess the condition of a patient.

Office-based surgery" means a medical procedure performed by an osteopathic physician in the physician's office or other practice location that is not part of a licensed hospital or licensed ambulatory surgical center while using sedation.

"PALS" means pediatric advanced life support performed according to certification standards of the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American Heart Association.

"Rescue" means to correct adverse physiologic consequences of deeper than intended level of sedation and return the patient to the intended level of sedation.

"Staff member" means an individual who:

Is not a health care professional, and

Assists with office-based surgery under the supervision of the osteopathic physician performing the office-based surgery.

"Transfer" means a physical relocation of a patient from the office or other practice location of an osteopathic physician to a licensed health care institution.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R4-22-501
New Section made by final rulemaking at 20 A.A.R. 2655, effective 11/8/2014.

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