Figure: 25 TAC 133.169(g)

TABLE 7
NURSES CALLING SYSTEM

LOCATION NURSES REGULAR CALLING SYSTEM EMERGENCY CALLING SYSTEM STAFF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE CALLING SYSTEM (Code Blue)
CALL Annunciate CALL4 Annunciate CALL Annunciate
Administration & Public Suite - - - - - -
Cart Cleaning & Sanitizing Unit - - - - - -
Central Sterile Supply Suite - - - - - -
Critical Care Unit - see specific unit - - - - - -
     CCU X Note 1 X Note 1 X10 Note 2, 3
     CCCU X Note 1 X Note 1 X10 Note 2, 3
     PCCU X Note 1 X Note 1 X10 Note 2, 3
Dietary Suite - - - - - -
Emergency Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Triage, Trauma - - - - X -
     Exam,Treatment X6 - - - X -
     Holding and Observations Rooms/Area X6 - - - X10 -
     Multiple Purpose Room - - - - X -
     Patient Decontamination/Shower - - - - X -
Employees Suite - - - - - -
Engineering Suite & Equipment Areas - - - - - -
General Stores - - - - - -
Hospital-based Skilled Nursing Units - see Nursing Unit - - - - - -
Hyperbaric Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Holding Area X6 - - - - -
     Patient Dressing Room - - X - - -
     Treatment - - - - X -
Imaging Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Holding, Prep, Recovery X6 - - - - -
     Patient Dressing Room - - X - - -
     Imaging Procedure Room - - - - X5 -
Intermediate Care Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Patient Room X6 - - - X10 -
     Patient Bathroom - - X - - -
Laboratory Suite - - - - - -
     Specimen Collection Room (remote location only) - - X Note 8
Note 1
- -
Laundry Suite - - - - - -
Medical Records Suite - - - - - -
Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Nursing Suite7 - - - - - -
Morgue - - - - - -
Nuclear Medicine Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Holding, Observation, Exam X6 - - - - -
     Patient Dressing Room, Dose Administration - - X - - -
     Nuclear Medicine Procedure Room, Exam - - - - X -
Nursing Unit - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Patient Room X - - - - -
     Patient Bathroom - - X - - -
     Central Bathing Facility Room - - X - X -
     Exam, Treatment - - - - X -
Obstetrical Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Obstetric Triage - - - - X -
     Preoperative Rooms X6 - - - - -
     Labor, Recovery, LDR and LDRP Room X6 - - - X -
     Operating, Delivery, Infant Resuscitation
     Area/Room, Birthing Room, Full-Term Nursery
- - - - X -
     Continuing Care Nursery, NCCU - - - - X10 Note 2, 3
Outpatient Suite - - X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Treatment, Diagnostic, and Observation Rooms,
     Secondary Recovery Lounge
- - - - X10 -
     Stress Test Room/Lab - - - - X -
Pediatric and Adolescent Nursing Unit - Note 1 - Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Patient Suite with bed(s) X9 - X - X -
     Exam, Treatment - - - - X -
Pharmacy Suite - - - - - -
Radiotherapy Suite - Note 1 - Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Holding X6 - - - - -
     Patient Dressing Room - - X - - -
     Exam, Treatment - - - - X -
Rehabilitation Nursing Unit - see Nursing Unit - - - - - -
Rehabilitation Therapy Suite - - X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Exam, Treatment - - - - X -
     Hydrotherapy Tub - - X - X -
     Patient Dressing Room - - X - - -
Renal Dialysis Suite (Acute & Chronic) - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Treatment X6 - - - X -
Respiratory Therapy Suite - - X Note 1 - -
Special Procedure Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Preoperative, Holding Area X6 - - - - -
     Recovery X6 - - - X10 -
     Special Procedure, Treatment Room,
     Bronchoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
- - - - X -
Surgical Suite - Note 1 X Note 1 - Note 2, 3
     Preoperative X6 - - - - -
     PACU, Recovery, Holding Area X6 - - - X10 -
     Operating, Special Procedure Room - - - - X -
Universal Care Suite X Note 1 X Note 1 X Note 2, 3
     Exam, Treatment - - - - X Note 2, 3
     Patient Toilet, Shower, Bath - - X Note 1 - -
     Patient Dressing Room - - X Note 1 - -
Mobile Units - see specific requirements for type of suite provided - - - - - -

Notes to TDSHS Nurses Calling Systems Table:
1 Nurse Station, Clean Work Room, Soiled Work Room, Medication Room, Charting Room, Clean Linen Storage, Nourishment Room, Equipment Storage
2 Nurse Station, Clean Work Room, Soiled Work Room, Medication, Room, Charting Room, Clean Linen Storage, Nourishment Room, Equipment Storage, Exam and Treatment Rooms
3 The system shall have voice communication capabilities between the point of alarm and the nurse station so that the type of emergency or help required may be specified.
4 All toilets, showers, baths and dressing rooms used by all patients
5 Device(s) for MRI to be in adjacent Control Room
6 In areas under constant visual surveillance, the nurses regular calling system may be limited to a bedside call button or station that activates a signal readily seen at the control station.
7 System is not required. When provided, refer to 133.163(q)(5)(A) for requirements.
8 Call to annunciate in the nearest unit or suite
9 Each patient bed shall be provided with a bedside call button. Consideration should be given to the age of the patient(s) so that voice communication is available as needed.
10 One code blue station may be shared between two beds, cribs, bassinets, or gurneys in a multiple type bed ward.