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standing orders

Etymology: L, stare, to stand, ordo, rank
a written document containing rules, policies, procedures, regulations, and orders for the conduct of patient care in various stipulated clinical situations. The standing orders are usually formulated collectively by the professional members of a department in a hospital or other health care facility. Standing orders usually name the condition and prescribe the action to be taken in caring for the patient, including the dosage and route of administration for a drug or the schedule for the administration of a therapeutic procedure. Standing orders are commonly used in intensive care units, coronary care units, and emergency departments.

standing orders

Orders, rules, regulations, protocols, or procedures prepared by the professional staff of a hospital or clinic and used as guidelines in the preparation and carrying out of medical and surgical procedures.
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They kept a close watch on her skin integrity and, as an added precaution, the woman's attending physician preapproved standing orders (or a skin protocol) for her in the event of any skin breakdown.
a cavalier approach to the standing orders put in place to provide for the safety of those using the range.
Maria phoned to check the account balance but was told one of the cancelled standing orders had taken pounds 1,200 out and left the account nearly pounds 600 in the red.
81 in the last year with the average unpaid standing order or direct debit fee up 16 per cent from pounds 27.
To ensure there are no recurrences, all tactical watchstanders (including OODs, conning officers, CIC watch officers, and tactical-action officers) aboard the ship thoroughly reviewed the CO's standing orders.
61 if a cheque, direct debit and standing order are all refused.
The hospice has received more than pounds 5,000 in one-off donations and a further pounds 9,000 per year has been promised by people paying with a monthly or annual standing order.
NEARLY one in five people (19%) has continued to pay old direct debits and standing orders to the tune of an average of pounds 53-a-month, according to a survey out today.
Ms Atkinson says the conduct of all employees, including directors, is governed by formal rules called standing orders.
Better yet, Cook's standing orders were no less generous than his Starfleet successors: the Admiralty in effect ordered him to "go where no man has gone before," explore a vast plenum for whatever he might find, and return at a time of his own choosing.
Standing orders are permanent entries placed in medical charts directing that the patient be told when it is time to get a flu or pneumonia shot and asked if he or she wants the vaccination.
AICPA members may continue to use the "bill me" option for all standing orders and for product orders totaling more than $300.