Calling In Scripts - page 2

My hospital has been trying to nudge the physicians into writing more prescriptions for patients to take to their pharmacies to get filled instead of calling them in. In the past, the dr's just... Read More

  1. by   TazziRN
    we do call in scripts from the ER occasionally, if there is a good reason to do so (Pt had conscious sedation procedure, etc.). The DEA and license #s are right on the script pad for the ER docs, and they are also on file at the local pharmacies. We do not destroy the original script, we void it and write "called in" and keep it in the medical records. The inpts are expected to take their own hard copies to get them filled, they are not called in.
  2. by   RunningWithScissors
    Thanks for all the replies.

    I am pretty much the only one not willing to phone is a script on patient demand around here when a written one is available. Management also is more concerned with patient satisfaction in giving them what they want (not having to wait at the pharmacy....the hell with safety!)

    Also, physician satisfaction is high on their list, so making them do something they're not accostomed to (writing rx instructions) is not easy in this good-old-boy atmosphere.

    You know, I think I'll go back to hounding the docs for specific instructions on d/c meds, while the patient waits IMpatiently to go home and the ER is circling like vultures for the room to become available!
  3. by   Mulan
    I wouldn't do it myself.
    Last edit by Mulan on Nov 10, '06