NEC guidelines on the definition of a patient bed and when a table is considered to be a bed location
Fill in the blank with the appropriate answer.
When is a table considered to be a bed (location)? The definition of "patient bed location" is defined as "the location of a patient sleeping bed, or the bed or _______________ in a critical care area in a health care facility."
A. procedure table
B. waiting area
C. recovery area
D. staging area
The definition of patient bed location does include the procedure table (in a critical care area), not just the bed (location). In this definition, a procedure table is considered to be a bed (location). See Sec. 517.2.
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