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Sutter Roseville Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Other Adult Services | 0 comments


Sutter Roseville Medical Center earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

 The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services.

 Hospitals that meet the QRCR requirements provide a level of respiratory care consistent with national standards and guidelines and should be commended for their commitment to quality care.  To qualify for the recognition, Sutter Roseville Medical Center provided documentation showing it meets several stringent conditions including the stipulation that respiratory therapists are available in the hospital 24-hours a day.

 Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who work under physician’s orders to provide a wide range breathing treatments and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer, AIDS and other lung or lung-related conditions. They also care for premature infants and are key members of lifesaving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies.

 The AARC is a membership organization representing more than 50,000 health professionals involved in respiratory care nationwide.


Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Other Adult Services | 0 comments