Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Outrageous Orders! - page 3
IVE RECENTLY HEARD SOME FUNNY AND SOMETIMES DISTURBING STORIES IN REGARDS TO PHYSICIANS ORDERS.SO I WAS JUST WONDERING: WHATS THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS MD ORDER YOU EVER HAD TO TAKE OFF OR WERE EXPECTED... Read More
May 10, '02Good for you fedupnurse --Originally posted by fedupnurse
Apply c clamp wth enough pressure to stop bleeding. I didn't write "DUH!!" after it.
I do not want you to call me again for anything on this patient. I wrote that as an order. Boy was he *issed off!!
May 10, '02One of my friends got this as an order:
Nurses, get a mop and clean this floor.
She showed the order to the supervisor and they wrote it up.
May 11, '02Hey Scrappy! You know what I would've said to that one get some lips and kiss my a$$!!!!!
May 11, '02called the private cod, and told him his patient was bleeding badly (after a femoral bypass)
He said, are you sure?, I said yeah, when my colleque takes his finger off you better take your plasticboots with you.
Doc was there in 15 minutes flat!!
May 11, '02what about the smart @#$%& reg who is always giving me a hard time about how little drug knowledge uni grads have then proceeded to write up sc clexane po, I then asked how he wanted me to give it, I suggested that I squirt clexane into the pts mouth!!!!!!!!!! He then informed me that clexane can be given po or sc yeah right I told him that if he wanted po then he show me the oral form, I think the phrase smart !@#$ nurses came into the conversation.
A week later the same reg told me to mobilise this pt, when I refused he asked me why, I diplomatically pointed out that this pt had bilateral chest drains in that were on suction, had 2 broken legs and a fractured pelvis, he was in traction, advised that he was not quite ready for mobilisation, the reply was ok sister I see your point, the same doctor that said to dc telemetry as the pt was being externally (epicardial pacing with underlying rhy. of complete heart block) paced therefore we did not need to know his rthym, (what if the battery goes flat !!!!!!!)
May 11, '02Isn't it just so scary sometimes Tweety? I recently dealt with a 3rd year medical resident who sent 4 pts. to the unit on day shift but held the really sick one in the er until nights came in. This pt. had a BP of 50 systolic for 24 hours!!!! Yes, that's right, 24 hours. So I drew a gas, figuring her pH had to be in the toilet since the max dopa and Levo at 40 mcg wasn't budging her pressure and found that she had a pH of 6.9. So I said to this idiot resident, "Do you want 4 or 6 amps push and how many do you want in the IVF?" She said oh 1 amp in the bag and she's not that shocky so she doesn't need any push." I said "you didn't really just tell me that this pt. with no BP x 24 hrs isn't really shocky did you?" She said yes. I said You really scare me I am calling the attending to get appropriate orders. She suddenly wanted to know my suggestions so I wouldn't call the attending. She wrote what I wanted but I called the MD anyway. SCARY!!!!! Still waiting to hear from QA on that one!
May 11, '02Originally posted by l.rae
July 2 years ago, new residents in the ER. JUly becomes the most popular moth to take a vacation. Anyway, a copd exac. admitted who consequently is iddm. New MD writes admission orders and writes "humulin R insulin 20u am and 5pm ivp. So I gently ask him ," you didn't want her rout. insulin given iv did you?" He says "Oh thanks," takes the chart from me and scribbles out the order, hands it back and says "I meant PO". He actually wrote it. MD=Mighty Dumb?
TeeHee I love it! :roll M.D.=mighty dumb!!:chuckle ::chuckle
May 11, '02how about this order given for a sexually inappropriate patient who had a bullitin board full of candid poloriods of nursing staff....
"private conversation with female nursing staff of chioce for 20 minutes QD."
When I questioned it, the response was, give the guy what he wants, what else does he have left, besides it's not like hye could actually DO anything to them anyway.
The MD also told the patient what he wrote and the it was ok to court the nurses
I was never happier to be a man
May 11, '02Oh, My God!!!! "Get some lips and kiss my ass." I've been laughing mine off for five minutes now since I read that, and it's only 0945. You're a riot! You don't mind if I use that one some time, do you?
May 11, '02"whatever it takes to get this man to pass gas so he can eat."
And then there was the alzheimer patient who had a foley... I went in and found him holding part of the catheter, saying "here, I cut this off." When I asked him what did he use to cut the foley he replied "this" and showed me a SHOE HORN!!!... Funny stuff, except that I couldn't find the majority of the catheter, (I rightfully assumed the cath was still inside his bladder) so I phoned the physician who said "just put another cath in him." I said WHAT?? (I didn't know where the missing part was, if the balloon was still inflated or anything) The physician then said "I don't care WHAT you do with the patient, send him to the "G** D*** ER for all I care."
Orders written by the RN as follows:
"Foley cath cut by patient. 8 inches of catheter unaccounted for. Send Patient to GD ER for evaluation and treatment"
Yanno, the doctor NEVER gave me crap again.
May 11, '02MLL, be my guest! And Peter, did anyone think to give that patient the phone number of that doctor's wife????? And/or his girlfriend??? That'd fix his wagon!
May 11, '02Originally posted by efiebke
Give #@$%@ Q #$% hours via @#$@
May not be "outrageous orders" but bad unreadable orders still piss me off.
Most outrageous order. . . has to be the classic
Patient is a DNR/DNI and comfort care, but may give cardiac meds. :stone
Ya'll go back to having fun!!!! I'll shut up now!
May 11, '02My little contribution seems teeeeny compared to these.
Tired Resident after 48hours up wrote: