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Standing Orders

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Updated October 06, 2012

Definition: A set of instructions issued by the medical director of a facility or EMS system. Standing orders provide offline medical direction for specific medical conditions and emergency situations.
Also Known As: treatment protocols or offline medical control
Examples:
Performing CPR is a standing order for cardiac arrest.

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