The Medical Executive Committee approved the addition of activity order sets to prescriber standing orders. The Medical Rehab Department needs the ability to mobilize patients early in their stay for improved healing, unless contra-indicated by the patientís condition. Standing orders will allow planning to start right away following the nursing Mobility Policy.
There will also be an addition to the order sets for therapy services to include clinical indications and the ordering of specific therapies, i.e., PT, OT, Swallowing, Speech. If not included, orders will need to be clarified as documentation is required. For more information about these issues, please contact Linda Wasser, Director of Medical Rehab.