Types of Medication Orders
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Standing Order/Routine Medication Order
Is carried out until the prescriber cancels it by another order or until a prescribed number of days elapse.
The prescriber orders a medication to be given when a client requires it.
A prescriber will often order a medication to be given only once at a specific time.
Signifies that a single dose of a medication is to be given immediately and only once.
Is used when a client needs a medication quickly but not right away.
Medications that will be taken outside the hospital setting. Includes more information than a regular order.
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