To be completed by doctor.
- To reduce time between Doctor's verbal Telephone orders for medications and written confirmation of that order.
- To ensure Resident's Medication Chart remains at the facility.
- To save Clerical Staff time delivering and collecting Medication Charts
Can be used as follows
- To confirm order received by phone.
- After Resident's visit to Doctor's surgery.
- Upon Resident's discharge from Hospital.
- After Pathology results received by Doctor.
Method of Operation
- While giving the nurse a medication order via the telephone, the Doctor advises the label number which the nurse records in the "verbal order" section on the Medication Chart.
- After completing the label, the Doctor forwards it by post or via the Chemist, with the script to the facility.
- Upon receipt of the original order in the mail the Facility Should:
- Check the telephone order label number against the verbal order previously received.
- The bottom section of label "original order" is then detached and placed on an unused medication order either the Regular, Short
- Administration should be now recorded against the order in the normal way.
- Term or PRN section of the medication chart.
- The verbal telephone order can now have a line placed through it to cease administration.
- The top section of the label can be adhered to a page in the Doctor's notes or Resident's file.