One day I had 4 busy patients and accidentally charted a pt's bowel movement in another patient's chart. I put the entry into the correct pt's chart but forgot to remove the incorrect entry from the other pt's chart. I didn't realize it until a week later when I was recycling my notes from that day, and I thought "I never deleted that entry!" Now I am worried that the if the pt became constipated or something it would take longer for anyone to intervene because her chart says she just had a BM. I even have nightmares about her getting a bowel obstruction and perforated intestine! I know this is illogical because her bowel sounds and abdomen are evaluated each shift, but could this happen???