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Pittsfield, MA 01201

“Quality Respiratory Care Recognition” Means First Rate Respiratory Care

As a respiratory patient you know you deserve the very best in respiratory care services. But how can you tell if that’s what you’re getting?The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is here to help. The hospitals and home care companies receiving the Association’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) designation meet strict safety and quality standards related to the provision of respiratory care services by qualified respiratory therapists.Requirements for hospitals:

  • All respiratory therapists employed by the hospital to deliver bedside respiratory care services are either legally recognized by the state as competent to provide respiratory care services or hold the CRT or RRT credential.
  • Respiratory therapists are available 24 hours.
  • Other personnel qualified to perform specific respiratory procedures and the amount of supervision required for personnel to carry out specific procedures is designated in writing.
  • A doctor of medicine or osteopathy is designated as medical director of respiratory care services.

Requirements for home care companies:

  • All respiratory therapists employed by the DME/Home Health Agency to deliver home respiratory therapy services are either legally recognized by the state as competent to provide respiratory therapy services or hold the CRT or RRT credential.
  • Respiratory therapists are available to patients 24 hours every day.
  • Other personnel qualified to perform specific respiratory therapy procedures, and the amount of supervision required for them to perform these specific procedures, must be designated in writing.
  • The DME/Home Health Agency must be accredited by a nationally recognized, third party accreditation organization.
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03/24/2015
Flynns Pharmacy is proudly ACHC Accredited
04/28/2014
As a respiratory patient you know you deserve the very best in respiratory care services. But how can you tell if that’s what you’re getting?
04/11/2014
We will come to your location and setup your home medical equipment.
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AG - Pittsfield, MA
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