Is this a complete MD order - page 2
The family member took her mom (ONE OF MY RESIDENTS) to the MD for a physical exam. She came back with an MD order as 1. Spiriva once daily.Now our policy says that an order that has a name of the medication, strenght, dosage and... Read More
- 0Dec 6, '12 by NamasteNurseTRAMPD...as we learned in school, an order MUST have the correct time, route, amount, med, patient and diagnosis.
ex: Spiriva, 18mcg cap, inhale 1 cap via handihaler, BID dx: COPD is what the prescription should read.
The doctor was in the wrong. In my facility we always re-write the scripts that come in from outside visits. They have to be on our order forms for our pharmacy and signed by the facility MD anyway.