Order Sets

Order sets are collections of pre-formed groups of orders designed to manage a disease state or a procedure. An order set usually seeks to standardize the instructions that initiate or sustain a care plan for a specific clinical situation. Thus an order set may include not only medications, but also orders for laboratory tests, radiographs, diet, activity, rehabilitation, temperature management, patient education…. They are usually designated by the lead persons responsible for that care. They may include clinical paths or protocols/algorithms.

previous   next