Is it necessary we note orders with a colored pen (red, purple)? Does anyone allow staff/physicians to write in patient charts with blue pens?
May 25, '08
It depends on the facility you work at as far as RN's noting orders, at my facility, orders are written in black ink, the ward clerk takes them off/initials in black, but the nurse has to sign off in red ink. Everywhere is different, but I have seen doctors write orders in blue ink and once we had a doctor that wrote like three pages of orders with a purple sparkle pen. Go figure. I would just follow your facility's policy.