OUTSIDE ORDERS FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Effective Date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Revised: 
Wed, 01/14/2015
Policy: 

The UCSC Student Health Services may follow through with outside provider orders for medication administration.  These orders must be reviewed, approved, and documented in the electronic medical record and a nursing order entered.

Also see "USE OF PATIENT'S OWN MEDICATIONS" policy.

Procedure: 

Any outside medication order must be reviewed by the Medical Director or designee and approved for administration by the RN.  The medication order should be documented in the electronic medical record (EMR) for Nursing staff to follow.  The original order should be signed by the medical director or designee and scanned into the EMR.

The UCSC Medical Director or designee will decide if the treatment ordered is medically appropriate to be administered by the SHS nursing professionals.  In cases in which the Medical Director judges the medication treatment to not be medically appropriate or administration requires skills and equipment not found at the Student Health Center, the Medical Director will contact the outside ordering clinician and an alternative disposition will be formulated. The student will be notified of the disposition and advised to contact their treating physician for an alternative plan. A referral off campus will be authorized when requested by the patient to facilitate treatment.