As of October 13, 2022, a new "Observation Bed Requirement" order is available in Connect Care.
This order should be used to communicate to bed planning and nursing that a patient requires a dedicated "observation bed" on an inpatient unit. When the observation requirement no longer pertains, the order should be discontinued. This order does not replace specific patient monitoring orders (e.g., telemetry, psychiatric observation, etc.).
The new order should only be used at facilities that support some kind of observation bed designation.