Elmhurst ER

QTip: Once a study has been ordered, a multi-step process is initiated that may be difficult to interrupt. If, for example, a blood test is ordered but then deemed unnecessary, simply canceling the order in the physician order entry system is often inadequate to prevent that blood test from being run. In these cases, determine where in the process the bloodwork order is, and if it can be halted–this will usually require talking to the nurse. If the blood has already been sent to the lab, a plan for following these results must be devised and, if that plan is anything other than the patient remaining in the department until the studies are resulted, that plan must be documented.