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telephone orders for re admits

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Has 11 years experience.

When a resident has been at the hospital and is returning on Med A or hospice that is a status change correct? Some nurses put a telephone order to " Re-admit to SNF with Med A, PT/OT/ST to eval, continue all previous orders" and add or discontinue any orders from the hospital or " Re-admit to SNF, hospice services, continue all previous orders". I have always treated the admission as an entire NEW admission and put an order in as " Re admit to SNF, Med A, PT/OT/ ST to eval with the following orders and listed every single order as I do with all new admits. Which way is actually correct?

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 28 years experience.

4 hours ago, missourinurse2b said:

When a resident has been at the hospital and is returning on Med A or hospice that is a status change correct? Some nurses put a telephone order to " Re-admit to SNF with Med A, PT/OT/ST to eval, continue all previous orders" and add or discontinue any orders from the hospital or " Re-admit to SNF, hospice services, continue all previous orders". I have always treated the admission as an entire NEW admission and put an order in as " Re admit to SNF, Med A, PT/OT/ ST to eval with the following orders and listed every single order as I do with all new admits. Which way is actually correct?

That's the way it should be. But right now, perhaps your facility has decided to do otherwise to conserve time and energy to use towards hands on tasks. But to me, too much can be missed, too much room for error