STAFF TRAINING. The facility must provide residents with trained staff who have
been instructed in invasive mechanical ventilation services and have ongoing
The administrator of
the facility must complete and document an additional six hours of their
required annual continuing educational requirements, related to the care of
individuals who are dependent on an invasive mechanical ventilation as a means
of life support. Continuing education credits must be documented and may
(a) College courses.
(b) Preceptor credits.
(c) Self-directed activities.
(d) Course instructor credits.
(e) Corporate training.
(f) In-service training.
(g) Professional association
Except in an emergency situation, and as
defined in 411-090-0110, staff caring for Ventilator Assisted Program residents
must complete eight hours of pre-service training in the care of ventilator
(a) The training must
be conducted by a registered respiratory therapist, who has at least one year
of experience in the care of ventilator dependent individuals.
(b) These training requirements are in
addition to the facility licensing requirements for training.
Documentation of this training shall
(A) Name and qualification of the
(B) Date of the
(C) Duration and content
of the training.
(D) Signature and
position of all participants.
(4) In addition to the pre-service training
described in this rule, staff caring for Ventilator Assisted Program residents
must complete eight hours of annual in-service training in the care of
ventilator dependent individuals.
(5) Unless an exception is granted, the
Ventilator Assisted Program Director shall have at least three years of direct
care experience and knowledge in the care of ventilator dependent
(6) The Ventilator
Assisted Program Licensed Respiratory Therapy Trainer shall have at least three
years of direct care experience and knowledge in the care of ventilator
dependent individuals, and one year of experience in training.
Pre-service and annual in-service
training may include various methods of instruction, including, but not limited
to classroom style, web-based training, videos, or one-on-one training.
(a) The facility must have a method for
determining and documenting each staff person's knowledge and understanding of
the training provided.
training must be documented, and documentation maintained and provided to the
Department when requested.
(8) The qualified Ventilator Assisted Program
Licensed Respiratory Therapist Trainer shall provide pre-service training for
the licensed staff, and basic training for all others responsible for care and
ancillary services within the Ventilator Assisted Program designated area
before the facility admits its first resident dependent on invasive mechanical