Procedure orders include requests for patient movement (admission, transfer, discharge, leave of absence, etc.), investigations (laboratory tests, interventions, assessments, etc.), consultations, patient alerts (e.g., Mental Health Act forms) and precautions (e.g., isolation for communicable disease risks).
Some procedure orders have unique properties, highlighted here.
Isolation and Discontinuation of Isolation
Patients can be placed on contact and/or droplet and/or airborne precautions by means of an "Initiate Isolation" order. A different order is required to remove isolation precautions already in place.
“Discontinue Isolation” orders have some unique properties, illustrating how just-in-time instruction, guidance and documentation can be supported with an integrated workflow. Orders, progress notes, external information and internal health data can be combined when ordering and documentation processes are explicitly linked: