Incentive Spirometry

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    Just a quick question.
    Our hospital requires a physician order for IS. After discussion with the RT people, we really can't come up with a good reason why this should not be a nurse generated order.......What does everyone else do?
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    that is outrageous...do you need an order to encourage cough&deep breath also?
    "I am terribly sorry, Mr jones..you must halt that deep breathing immediately...the doctor has not written an order for it..."
    turnforthenurseRN likes this.
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    Thats what I want to hear!!! I couldn't agree with you more!!! I'll take all the documentation I can get and off to the medical director I go.....!!!!
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    thanks
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    Incentive spiromerty device is considered a medical product, therefore needs medical order for device use and payment. Should be part of units standing medical orders that nurses may initiate.


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