"Metoprolol, 5 mg I.V., Now" is which type of medication order?


•Stat orders should be initiated immediately for urgent problems.

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

•Standard orders are for routine and scheduled medications.

•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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