Patient Safety Tool: Sample Policy on Telephone/Verbal Orders

Written by Jaimie Oh | February 29, 2012 | Print  |

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority offers a free, downloadable sample policy on telephone and verbal orders to reduce errors associated with miscommunication.

The sample form includes a seven-point policy, which includes a policy that verbal orders are not permitted for chemotherapy. The form also includes 12 procedures and additional resources for users.

Download the sample policy on telephone and verbal orders (PDF) for use and adaptation in your facility.

Note: View our database providing reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in hospitals, surgery centers and other organizations by clicking here.

Related Articles on Patient Safety:

Patient Safety Tool: Bed Rail Entrapment Poster

Q&A With Johns Hopkins' Dr. Peter Pronovost: How Clinical Communities Can Reduce Harm

FDA Seeks Stricter Regulations on Hip Implants, Vaginal Mesh

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

To receive the latest hospital and health system business and legal news and analysis from Becker's Hospital Review, sign-up for the free Becker's Hospital Review E-weekly by clicking here.