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    Phone order documentation.

    To make it simple, how do others document dose change in phone order at their facilities?
  2. Nursing 1980

    Phone order documentation.

    Throughout my nursing practice, I noticed many different ways of documenting dose change in phone order. I want to discuss with others about the best way to document dose change. At page 24, National Residential Medication Chart: https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/sites/default/files/migrated/SAQ123_NursesUserGuide_V6.pdf The phone order contains the following fields: Medicine. Strength. Dose. Route. Frequency. Start date. Stop date. Reason ordered. Additional instructions. Nurse signature 1, Date. Nurse Signature 2, Date. Prescriber name, Prescriber signature, Date. For example, if there is a phone order about dose change from Amoxillian 250 mg to 500 mg (notes: it is only an example), two ways to document are as follows: 1. Medicine: Amoxcillian. Strength: 500 mg tab. Dose: 500 mg. Route: PO. Frequency: TDS. Reason ordered: UTI. Additional instructions: Cease Amoxcillian 250 mg. 2. Medicine: Amoxcillian. Strength: 250 mg tab. Dose: . Route: . Frequency: . Reason ordered: Ceased due to dose change. Medicine: Amoxcillian. Strength: 500 mg tab. Dose: 500 mg. Route: PO. Frequency: TDS. Reason ordered: UTI. In my opinion, the first way is more neat. The second way is more complete. However, which way is more accurate?
  3. Nursing 1980

    Hydrogel and Hydrocolloid.

    I read one user manual of wound dressings via online. Pressure ulcers – prevention and treatment A Coloplast quick guide You can get this manual via online. At P. 19, Treatment of pressure ulcers. Deep Wound/Light Drainage Woun'Dres (Hydrogel) cover with Biatain (Foam Dressing) or Comfeel (Hydrocolloid) At P.22, Autolytic Debridement: Purilon (Hydrogel) COVER WITH Biatain (Foam Dressing) Can Hydrogel be covered with a foam dressing? In my onion, Hydrogel shouldn't be covered with a foam as it can be absorbed by the foam. Also, Hydrogel shouldn't be covered with a Hydrocolloid dressing as the water in Hydrogel can interact with Hydrocolloid and turn into a gel, and further make Hydrocolloid less effective. A good way would be to cover Hydrogel with a film dressing or an absorbent gauze dressing. Are the dressing examples at P. 19 and P. 22 practically appropriate? Wound dressing is a common practice for every nurse. Therefore, I put the questions at this forum.
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