Fam Pract Manag. 2000 May;7(5):14.
To the Editor:
I read with interest the article, “Using Standardized Admit Orders to Improve Inpatient Care” [November/December 1999].
As residents, we were told it was “lazy” to use standardized orders, but in rural private practice, where some of these high-risk conditions are seen only once every several months to several years, standardized orders are definitely an important safety tool for our patients. They're also a great starting point for any work-up. Thanks for sharing!
For copies of the 27 standardized admit orders developed by Robert Wiprud, MD, and his colleagues at Scott & White Clinic, College Station, Texas, visit http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2006/0900/p49.html.
The orders cover such conditions as acute epiglottis, diabetic ketoacidosis, HIV pneumonia and postpartum endometritis.
Copyright © 2000 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP. Contact email@example.com for copyright questions and/or permission requests.
Want to use this article elsewhere? Get Permissions
More in FPM
Related Topic Searches
MOST RECENT ISSUE
Access the latest issue of Family Practice Management