DAVE WILLMINGTON medical mnemonic – admit orders for hospital

This is an example of a mnemonic that is commonly used in the real world to help remember the sequence of orders that need to be written on admitting a patient into hospital.

  • Diet
  • Activity
  • Vital signs
  • Excrement
  • Weight
  • Input/output
  • Labs
  • Medications
  • IV fluids
  • Nursing care
  • General care
  • Tests
  • Observe for reaction
  • Notify parameters

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