Q&A: Inpatient-Only Orders

September 27, 2016
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Q: When is the recommended time to write an order for an inpatient-only procedure?

A: In an ideal situation, inpatient admission orders are written before an inpatient-only procedure is performed. Inpatient admission orders cannot be backdated or timed. Admission orders must be given before an inpatient-only procedure is performed, except in certain circumstances.

For more information, see the Inpatient-Only Procedures Training Handbook .

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