Medication Order Guidelines
Authenticate telephone and verbal orders in the medical record or in the Message Center within 48 hours.
- Do not use the wording "resume previous orders" or "discharge on previous medicines."
- Range orders are discouraged.
Expect nurses to write down and then read back verbal/telephone orders for verification.
Prior to documenting in the EMR, verify you have accessed the correct patient’s medical record.
Verbal orders are discouraged and used only in emergency situations.