Orders (processing)

The category of Orders (processing) contains advice for the nurse on his/her role and responsibilities in receiving, acknowledging, and carrying out provider orders. The nursing process is a scientific method used by nurses to ensure the quality of patient care.

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Question: Enforcing...should the nurse acknowledge PRN medications at the time of order?

Answer: ... After an extensive search for the regulations around order authentication timeframes, it was found that certain states have included time frames in their regulations...

Question: What are the timeframes associated with the orders of STAT and NOW? Are STATS given within the hour, ASAP, two hours etc.?

Answer: In searching many resources, including medical dictionaries and text references, the consistent answer is that STAT is immediate, as it is an emergent need and should be no more than 15 minutes from order to patient...

Question: Can you tell me the recommended positioning during removal and after the removal of a CVC (subclavian)?

Answer: The following are recommendations for reducing the risk of air embolism during CVC removal from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority...