Was this helpful?
Viewing the Details of Orders
The Orders Summary lists all the important order information for the selected patient, including the type of order, the name, the start date, the status, and the total number of orders. This Summary might be all you need when you are rounding or checking a patient’s orders. For more information, such as the priority, frequency, or dosing information, go to the Order Details for an order.
NOTE: When viewing order details, you might see clinical decision support (CDS) alerts (see Reviewing Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Alerts). Alerts can provide clinical data or inform you of issues related to an order.
To review the Order Details for an order, select an order on the New Orders or Existing Orders section. The Order Details screen opens and displays the information for that order. The information that is shown depends on the type of order:
Newly entered orders that you have not yet submitted are listed in the New Orders section. The Order Details screen shows the same fields that were seen when entering the order. For example, radiology orders might show the priority, frequency, and number of times. The detail fields are shown in edit mode, so that you can make changes if necessary. Or, you can delete the order entirely.
Once an order is submitted, or if an order was entered directly in your source system, it is listed in the Existing Orders section. For these orders, the Order Details screen shows the same details that you saw when you entered the order, but they are displayed in a slightly different format. For example, the order details such as the dose, frequency, or route are all displayed as part of the order name (or the “order string”), rather than as separate fields. In addition, the order is shown in non-editable mode.
Some existing medication orders may also include a Related Orders section. This section can contain either of the following:
-Linked orders (as indicated by the linked chain icon ). Linked orders are orders for medications that are related, typically because they are administered together. For example, Meperidine (Demerol) can be ordered for pain, along with Promethazine (Phenergan) to prevent the nausea that is often caused by the Meperidine. Both drugs are commonly administered together after surgery. You can tap on a linked order to view its details.
-Split orders (as indicated by the split icon ). A split order is a single order that is split into two or more orders. For example, to administer a 100 mg dose of Meperidine, one order can be split into two: one for 75 mg and one for 25 mg. Another example would be when two different medications are combined to form a single order, such as an order for Prinzide comprising one order for 20 mg of Lisinopril plus another for 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide. You can tap on a split order to view its details.
For existing orders of all types, you may be able to discontinue the order, or order the same item again. Or for existing medication orders only, you may also be able to modify, hold, resume, or renew the order.
From the Details screen you can:
Move to the Details screen for the next order in the patient’s Summary list. Tap Down Arrow in the upper-right corner. This button is present on the Details screen only for existing orders.
Move to the Details screen for the previous order in the patient’s Summary list. Tap Up Arrow in the upper-right corner. This button is present on the Details screen only for existing orders.
Select an order listed in the Related Orders section to view the details of the related order (for existing medication orders only).
View a history of one specific order.
Go back to the Orders Summary.
-From the Details screen for new orders, tap the Cancel button.
-From the Details screen for existing orders, tap Back .
Take a variety of actions, depending on the status of the order (new or existing) and the type of order.

Why Don't I See This Feature?