§ 131.5. Nursing services.

 (a)  Restorative nursing services shall be coordinated with rehabilitation programs.

 (b)  If specialized nursing services are provided, they shall be governed by Chapter 109 (relating to nursing services) and by the following provisions:

   (1)  Restorative nursing services shall be under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse qualified by training and experience in rehabilitation and restorative nursing.

   (2)  There shall be an active restorative nursing care program to carry out, between visits of the physical therapist, those procedures which are consistent with the qualifications of the restorative nursing staff.

   (3)  Restorative nursing care shall include the following measures, among others:

     (i)   Maintaining good body alignment.

     (ii)   Proper positioning of bedfast patients.

     (iii)   Keeping patients active.

     (iv)   Helping patients stay out of bed in accordance with prescribed orders.

     (v)   Developing independence in activities of daily living.



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