Use of Nurse Implemented Order Sets

Reaffirmed January 2017

Originally approved June 2010


The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes the practice of utilizing nurse implemented order sets. These sets are predetermined collections of departmental orders initiated based upon nursing assessment of the patient and are consistent with high-quality emergency care, enhanced patient safety and satisfaction.

It is the position of the College that the use of such order sets does not, in and of itself, create a physician-patient relationship.

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