What is a DEFAULT ORDER SET?
Here it is:
Normal saline 1000 cc bolus
This set of orders can be justified for many, many complaints. From tummy ache to chest pain to weakness to dizziness. Labs are basic. Pretty much any woman who comes to ER gets a UA and those who are of childbearing age always get a UPT. Any pain from groin to the neck could justify a EKG and CXR. As far as fluids, everybody could use a liter of fluid. It makes the patient think you are really doing something. It justifies, in their mind, that they should have come in: See,,,I'm so sick they gave me an IV.
If any of the tests come back positive: NIRVANA! More tests...yea! Ever wonder why you wait for hours in the lobby, this is part of the reason.