Optional q1h is a special frequency that never turns overdue.
Optional q1h frequency means this treatment is available to complete every hour, but will never turn overdue if not addressed (just like Progress Notes). Choosing this would be appropriate for orders such as “collect stool” where it would only be necessary to mark completed once collected. You can also use this to display diazepam instructions if a patient were to have a seizure (with an order note over-communicating this!). We only recommend using it when the treatment is truly optional.
Every 1h is a treatment that must be addressed every hour (it will turn overdue if it is not marked as Completed or Not Completed).
PRN and Until Completed icons are simply communication tools and do not impact the frequency or start time of the treatment.