So my wife is an LVN in California.she works at a detox clinic. She is being asked to write a standing order for administering IV fluids to patients. Is that legal? Shouldn't standing orders be written by a physician for nurses to follow? Someone help me here
My guess is that they want her to put together a standing order to present to the medical director that they could then endorse and disseminate; but you are correct, LVNs and RNs cannot write medical orders.