Q&A: Inpatient-Only Orders
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 .