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    We are a free-standing, pediatric subspecialty hospital that expects nursing to make the decisions on sitters. We have criteria to guide the decisions and it is a joint decision between the front line nurse and the manager. Hope this helps. ------------------------------ ...

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    Good morning, In my experience, a sitter has always been a nursing-driven order as the nurse is charged with providing a safe environment for the patient. Nurses are at the bedside more often than the physician teams and nurses should be allowed to make ...

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    We do not require a physicians order. High risk suicide patients are required to have a sitter by policy. We attempt to provide high fall risk patients with sitters as well. We went through a time when physicians were writing more orders for sitters than ...