2022-04-02

Updates to Isolation Discontinuation Orders for COVID-19

All-user-bulletins highlight stumbling blocks that all prescribers need to be aware of when using the Connect Care clinical information system.

Discontinuation of Isolation Orders

Patients can be placed on contact and/or droplet and/or airborne precautions by means of an "Initiate Isolation" order. A different order is required to remove isolation precautions already in place. 

Since April 9, 2021, “Discontinue Isolation” orders have had properties that reflect COVID-19 policies. These were updated March 28, 2022, to simplify workflows while providing relevant clinical information within the ordering workflow. 

The discontinue isolation order is unchanged for most exposures. It is no longer necessary to independently document reasons for discontinuation in COVID-19 contexts. Rather, ordering prescribers are provided with links to the latest discontinuation criteria together with links to information that can help decide if the criteria are met.