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Incentive Spirometry

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  sunnygirl272 profile page
    that is you need an order to encourage cough&deep breath also?
    "I am terribly sorry, Mr must halt that deep breathing immediately...the doctor has not written an order for it..."
    turnforthenurse likes this.
  4. Visit  baseline profile page
    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.....!!!!
  5. Visit  elset morganah profile page
  6. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
    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.