New orders

  1. My question is about how to go about new orders. I just started my first nursing job in a LTC facility. I graduated a couple months ago. I feel like the paperwork is the hardest part in these first few days! We didn't do any orders or dealing with doctors in nursing school. So when do we need a script from the doctor? When we fax the doctor about needing a specific med/upping a dose and him faxing back with an "ok" do we need a script or just write a telephone order and fax that to pharmacy? When we have a script do we also need to write up a telephone order to send a copy to pharmacy and medical records? Thank you in advance for any help or advice!
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   brownbook
    I have no idea, LTC is pretty unique. I would suggest you re-ask this question in the specialties section of All Nurses....LTC nursing is one of the specialties.
  4. by   fromtheseaRN
    every facility will have their own protocol for this. whoever trained you or your manager should be able to answer your question.
  5. by   katia0203
    Yeah this is probably policy-related, so you just need to ask your nurse manager to help you out.

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