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Part 7: Accessing a Future Order

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What do I do if a patient comes in for labs and the orders for those labs were ordered during a previous clinic day?

1) Open Patient’s Chart

2) Click on Order Entry on the task bar on the left side of the screen a. Press cancel if the following box appears on the screen Please send patient to visiting nurse service and contact the teaching senior.

3) Click on This Patient has Open Orders

4) Highlight the Corresponding Lab

5) Press Release, and the orders should subsequently print.

What if the patient comes in for labs that were NOT ordered on the previous clinic day? – THESE SHOULD BE PENDED BY THE LABS TS BY THURSDAY (see pre-clinic duties above). If not done, draw the labs (verify correct tube color first) and affix a temporary label (with a blank label – hit top button on labs label printer to produce blank label). Then, have the in-clinic attendings sign lab orders when they arrive and affix true label.