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.

Medication Order Guidelines