Harbor:Post-admission management

Orders on Admitted Patients

Recently we had problems in the care of a patient due to both the emergency physician and the admitting team writing non-emergent orders on the patient at the same time.

Please do not write orders an admitted patient unless it is an emergency. If you do write an order on the an admitted patient, please communicate this as soon as reasonably possible to the admitting team. If nursing staff request that you write non-emergent orders on an admitted patient, please direct them to call the admitting team.

Admission officially occurs at the time you place the order "Request for Admit", and only after you've communicated with the admitting team about admission (or made a reasonable attempt to do so)

Dir OPS 5/5/15

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