Admitting Orders

Admit to: (name of unit)

Diagnosis: DSM-IV diagnosis justifying the admit

Legal Status: Voluntary or involuntary status-if involuntary, state specific status Condition: Stable Allergies: No known allergies

Vitals: Standard orders are q shift x 3, then q day if stable, if there are medical concerns, vitals should be ordered more frequently. Activity: Restrict to the unit or allow patient to leave unit. Precautions: Assault or suicide precautions, elopement precautions. Diet: Regular diet, ADA diet, soft mechanical.

Labs: Chem 20, CBC with diff, UA with toxicology screen, urine pregnancy test,

RPR, thyroid function, serum levels of medications. Medications: As indicated by the patient's diagnosis or target symptoms. Include as needed medications, such as Tylenol, milk of magnesia, antacids.

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