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..."