"Acetaminophen 650 mg, PO, if temperature greater than 101.5" is which type of medication order?


•A standing order, or protocol, establishes guidelines for administering medications in specific situations with specific criteria.

•Standard orders are for routine and scheduled medications.

•Stat orders should be initiated immediately for urgent problems.

•PRN, or as-needed, orders are prescribed for a specific patient need and are administered based on the nurse's judgement.

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