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.