Which statement demonstrates a safe practice for taking telephone orders from a physician?
A. The physician must rewrite the order within 3 days. B. The physician must cosign the order within 7 days. C. A nurse must verify the order by reading it back to the physician. D. Nurses aren t permitted to accept telephone orders.
A nurse must verify the order by reading it back to the physician.-rationale: nurses may accept telephone orders, but should do so only when absolutely necessary. to verify the information, the nurse must read back the order and clarify any questions about the order. the physician must cosign the order within 24 hours; theres no need for the physician to rewrite the order.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 255.