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During a period of time when the computerized medication order system was down, the prescriber wrote admission orders, and the nurse is transcribing them. The nurse is having difficulty transcribing one order because of the prescriber’s handwriting. Which is the best action for the nurse to take at this time?


▸ Ask a colleague what the order says.

▸ Contact the prescriber to clarify the order.

▸ Wait until the prescriber makes rounds again to clarify the order.

▸ Ask the patient what medications he takes at home.
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Contact the prescriber to clarify the order.

If a prescriber writes an order that is illegible, the nurse should contact the prescriber for clarification. Asking a colleague is not useful because the colleague did not write the order. Waiting for the prescriber to return is incorrect because it would delay implementation of the order. Asking the patient about medications is incorrect because this question will not clarify the current order written by the prescriber.
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