Reply To: Rx: Signed by RN as verbal order: MD name/RNname are they forged signatures?

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IngridBoric
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I work night shift, and I take telephone orders all the time. They want us to stay away from taking verbal orders as much as possible and get physicians to put on the orders in the computer themselves, but a lot of times they are really busy, or in case of the intesivists they are out of the facility and they don’t have computer accessible to them at the time so we take verbal orders, put it in the computer, put doctors name that gave you verbal order, and sign our name. The doctor will acknowledge that order when he/she logs into the computer as verbal order.

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