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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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Development of the standing order by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr.
The Constitution has stipulated that it is "by laws or by Standing Orders" and as such it is for Parliament to decide whether to abolish Standing Orders, if it so desires, he said.
According to chief nurse Jane O'Malley, the guidelines document is now more user-friendly, and includes a standing order checklist for users and a template guide.
However, only 30% of physicians use standing orders in their practices.
Instead, such a task should be delegated through a standing order to someone else on the staff, often a nurse or medical assistant.
He said Assembly standing orders would not allow the prime minister of another government to answer AMs questions.
To prompt and assist clinical staff in assessing and providing recommended vaccines for adult patients, standing orders or protocols are seen as integral to this process (Middleton et al.
Since hospitals set such policies, the period of time on standing orders varies.
Generally speaking, standing orders are written in the form of a protocol that is nonresident-specific and they are approved and signed by a physician, usually the facility's medical director.
deserved at the very least to have in place the basic communication and medical facilities as set out within the Range Standing Orders.
The couple switched banks from HSBC to Halifax just before Christmas and all their direct debits and standing orders were transferred and the inactive ones cancelled.