medical direction


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medical direction

supervision of a service, group, or system providing medical care to people; commonly in an office, hospital, or by allied health paraprofessionals.
[med'i-kăl dī-rek'shŭn]

medical direction

A term referring to the direct oversight by a fully qualified specialist of procedures performed by others (e.g., by resident physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants). Medically directed procedures fall between personally performed and medically supervised procedures.

medical direction

Medical practice The direct oversight of procedures performed by others–eg, by resident physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants See Physician extender. Cf Medical supervision.

medical direction

Physician input to and overseeing of policies, protocols, medical procedures, training, and quality assurance for an emergency medical service system.
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Despite the tact that the court recognized that the advanced practice nurse worked under the medical direction of a collaborating physician, the court did not address the fact that the physician or the Carbondale Clinic, which employed them, might be liable for any negligence of the nurse.
In order to cite at F501 when noncompliance has been identified at another tag, the team must demonstrate an association between the identified deficiency and a failure of medical direction.

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