MD Orders create a comprehensive document that includes client medications, allergies, diagnoses, services, etc... for physicians to review and certify with a signature. Requirements for physician review/certification can vary by state. Minnesota, for instance, requires review and re-certification at least annually. Therefore, nurses may opt to create and send them at least annually-- but in actuality, they may choose to send a new MD order after a lengthy hospitalization, client change of condition, or if they want to ensure facility records are in line with the physician's clinic records.
MD orders can be added both from desktop Residex, as described below, or entered from RTasks.