Health Professions Generally

ORS 676.870
Definitions for ORS 676.870 to 676.890


As used in ORS 676.870 (Definitions for ORS 676.870 to 676.890) to 676.890 (Penalties):

(1)

“Health care facility” means a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center, as those terms are defined in ORS 442.015 (Definitions).

(2)

“Rural or medically underserved community” means a geographic area of this state that is 10 or more miles from the geographic center of a population center of 40,000 or more individuals.

(3)

“Surgical technology” means intraoperative surgical patient care that involves:

(a)

Preparing an operating room for surgical procedures by ensuring that surgical equipment is functioning properly and safely;

(b)

Preparing an operating room and the sterile field for surgical procedures by preparing sterile supplies, instruments and equipment using sterile techniques;

(c)

Anticipating the needs of a surgical team based on knowledge of human anatomy and pathophysiology and how those fields relate to the surgical patient and the patient’s surgical procedure; and

(d)

Performing tasks as directed in an operating room, including:

(A)

Passing instruments, equipment or supplies;

(B)

Sponging or suctioning of an operative site;

(C)

Preparing and cutting suture material;

(D)

Transferring fluids or drugs;

(E)

Handling specimens;

(F)

Holding retractors and other equipment;

(G)

Applying electrocautery to clamps on bleeders;

(H)

Connecting drains to suction apparatus;

(I)

Applying dressings to closed wounds; and

(J)

Assisting in counting supplies and instruments, including sponges and needles. [2015 c.373 §1]

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Jun. 26, 2021