You take a verbal order over the phone. What step should be taken to ensure the accuracy of the order?


•The nurse should ALWAYS read back the order to the physician over the phone to ensure accuracy and patient safety.

•The drug may be administered before the physician has a chance to sign the order and asking another nurse to write down the order is not necessary.

•Asking another nurse to review the order may be helpful, but it is not as important as repeating the order back to the physician.

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