|Measure: Any staff who receives a verbal order or test result writes down the information and reads back the information and the person giving the order or test result confirms the information that was read back.|
Time Period Ending: 12/31/2012
What We Are Doing:
At Peace Harbor Hospital verbal orders from physicians are written down immediately and read back to make sure the order is clearly understood. The doctor or other Provider must then sign the order within 48 hours. We review records continuously, and do an observational audit monthly to make sure this practice is done every time a verbal order is given.